Group G looked set to be a battle between France and the USA for who would topped the group, whilst the other two would attempt to get a win in their final group game and hope to qualify for one of the two best third place spots. The first group game has followed the script, we saw dominant wins from both France and the US with 4-0 and 2-0 scorelines respectively.
The USA started the game against New Zealand with their foot hard on the gas pedal, having a number of close chances near the start. Tobin Heath collected the ball and crossed it for Lloyd to head home. Morgan Brian scored later in the second half. The USA dominated this game, New Zealand could not retain possession and looked poor throughout, only having four shots – none of which were on target. The USA dominated the game from start to finish and stamped their authority on the tournament early on, extending their winning streak to twelve games.
A dominant performance was also seen from tournament favorites France, who were two goals up, against Colombia, in under 20 minutes, and 3-0 up by halftime. They controlled the game through pinpoint passing and driving attacking runs, also adding free kicks to their arsenal. Colombia didn’t look in this game at all and will certainly need to kick on and perform against New Zealand in the next game.
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