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The 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup continues on Wednesday with the United States in action, taking on Japan in a Group D matchup.
Both teams can still make the knockout stages of the tournament, but the former will know they face a tough task against the defending champions, who sit atop the summit of their group.
Ahead of the game, GOAL has the details of how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.
|Games||United States vs Japan|
|Date||Aug 17, 2022|
|Times||7:00pm ET, 4:00pm PT|
|Stream||fubo TV (start with a free trial)|
US TV channel, live stream and how to watch
In the United States (US), FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup matches can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (start with a free trial).
New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|FOX Sports 2||fubo TV (start with a free trial)|
Team news and rosters
|Position||United States roster|
|Goalkeepers||Justus, Purcell, Wy|
|Defenders||Rouse, Oke, Mason, Reale, Flynn, Guidry|
|Midfielders||DellaPeruta, Moultrie, Lageyre, Menti, Albert|
|Forwards||Thompson, Kitahata, Cooper, Shaw, Jackson, Byars, Sentnor|
A regular historic contender in this competition, the United States have made the last four in six of the previous nine tournaments - but find themselves outside the top two in Group D heading into this final match of the first stage.
A 3-0 win over Ghana was followed by a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands, leaving them needing to defeat Japan - who are firmly bent on defending their crown - in order to book a spot in the knockout stages.
Predicted United States starting XI: Purcell; Oke, Reale, FLynn, Guidry, Moultrie, Sentnor, DellaPeruta, Byars, Kitahata, Shaw.
|Goalkeepers||Fukuda, Oba, Noda|
|Defenders||Nishino, Nagae, Ishikawa, Hayashi, Sugisawa, Tabata, Koyama|
|Midfielders||Oyama, Iwasaki, Matsukubo, Amano, Yoshida, Watanabe|
|Yamamoto, Fujino, Hamano, Shimada, Hijikata|
Japan is currently in the best shape of any Group D team when it comes to advancing to the knockout phase, as the team has won both of its matches so far.
Their 2-0 win over Ghana last time out, following a victory over the Netherlands, has left them needing just a draw to make the quarter-finals - and move a step closer to defending their crown.
Predicted Japan starting XI: Noda; Tabata, Ishikawa, Nishino, Koyama, Fujino, Oyama, Amano, Yoshida, Hamano, Matsukubo.
Last five results
|United States results||Japan results|
|United States 0-3 Netherlands (Aug 14)||Japan 2-0 Ghana (Aug 14)|
|Ghana 0-3 United States (Aug 11)||Japan 1-0 Netherlands (Aug 11)|
|United States 2 (7)-(6) 2 Netherlands (Jun 28)||North Korea 1-2 Japan (Nov 9 2019)|
|United States 3-0 Mexico (Jun 26)||Japan 7-0 Australia (Nov 6 2019)|
|France 1-3 United States (Jun 24)||Japan 2-1 China (Nov 3 2019)|