The 2 sides will sq. off for the primary time since Megan Rapinoe’s double in Paris gave the U.S. a 2-1 victory
The U.S. girls’s nationwide group has introduced it can face France in a pleasant on April 13 at Stade Oceane in Le Havre.
The match would be the second of a two-game European tour, with the USWNT dealing with Sweden in Stockholm on April 10.
After the two-game European swing, the USWNT could have simply three matches remaining earlier than head coach Vlatko Andonovski will identify an 18-player roster for the summer season’s Olympics.
What has been mentioned?
“We really feel actually lucky to have the ability to get these two video games throughout the April match window,” Andonovski mentioned in a information launch.
“Taking part in France in France is without doubt one of the most tough video games we may schedule and that’s precisely what we’re in search of within the lead-up to the Olympics.
“They’ve top-class gamers at each place, play an thrilling type and will definitely be extremely motivated.
“They’ll current plenty of challenges that we should overcome each defensively and within the assault.”
USWNT historical past towards France
The match in Le Havre would be the first time the 2 sides have met because the 2019 World Cup quarter-final. Megan Rapinoe scored twice in that match to ship the USWNT to the semi-final with a 2-1 win, eliminating Les Bleues on house soil.
France defeated the USWNT 3-1 in Le Havre in January 2019, the newest defeat the U.S. has suffered. Since that match, the USWNT has not misplaced in 37 consecutive matches.
Total, the USWNT and France have performed 24 occasions, with the U.S. compiling a file of 18-3-3.
USWNT seems for challenges forward of Olympics
France would be the fourth opponent within the high 10 of the FIFA World Rankings that the USWNT has confronted in 2021.
The USWNT took on Canada and Brazil on the 2021 SheBelieves Cup and can face fifth-ranked Sweden previous to the match at France.
Following the match towards France, the USWNT will possible face three high quality opponents on the Match of Nations in June.