Womenâ€™s World Cup 2015 Soccer: USA Vs. Nigeria most anticipated match, live score and TV schedule
This is the most talked about match as far as FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup soccer 2015 is concerned. There is no denying the fact that the US matches have broken all records of popularity in the tournament, and the next match slated to be held later today is going to be no exception.
There is no denying the fact that the United Statesâ€™ eves will end up at top of the table in their group if they are able to win the match against Nigeria. But they will move to the knockout round regardless of the fact that they win or lose the match.
On the other hand Nigerian women are facing a bleak future. If they win the match today, they can hope that somehow they may still sneak into the knockout round. A loss here will cut short their â€˜holidaysâ€™ in Canada and given the impeccable performance of the team USA, a huge defeat is looming over their shoulders.
Meanwhile the match gives them an opportunity to show to other girls back home what potential everyone of them possesses. Nigerian forward Asisat Oshoala says, â€œWe want to show girls and young women in Nigeria what is possible. It is difficult for girls in Nigeria. There is not much support. People donâ€™t want them to play soccer or donâ€™t understand why they want to play. We want to show them to have pride in themselves and what they are doing and that if you work hard at something you can represent your country or do something great.â€
Team USA seems all prepared to take on Nigeria and believe that they are capable to win the match rather easily. On the Team USA side, veteran forward and all-time leading international goal scorer Abby Wambach, continues to bemoan the fact that Tuesdayâ€™s game, like all the 2015 FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup games, will be played on an artificial surface. â€œIâ€™m way more carefree [on grass],â€ said Wambach. â€œI throw my body. Iâ€™m not worried about anything. Thereâ€™s no second-guessing. I definitely think that the United States has more goals if weâ€™re playing on grass.â€
The USA vs. Nigeria match that will be played at BC Place Stadium is set for 5 p.m. local time â€” Pacific Time â€” or 8 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday. Watch women’s soccer live streaming on Fox Sports at this link, or pay for a subscription to Fox Soccer2Go, available at this link. NBC Sports Live Extra accessed at this linkÂ will live stream it in Spanish