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USA stun Thais with 13 goals

USA stun Thais with 13 goals

The U.S. women's national team shattered the record for most goals scored in a single match in FIFA Women's World Cup history on Tuesday during the team's tournament opener against Thailand.

At an open training session, French children swarmed the US players for autographs, calling out in thick accents the name of Alex Morgan, the clinical striker whose fearless style has made her one of the biggest names in the sport.

Referees from the two Koreas united on the pitch last night at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup as they collaborated in the group stage clash between Cameroon and Canada.

The U.S. team is the most successful team in women's soccer.

It looked like the Women's World Cup would produce its second scoreless draw in just as many days, but the Netherlands had other plans.

Australia 1-2 Italy
Italy's triumph wasn't merited by the statistics; they were starved of possession and took just five shots to Australia's 17. Winger Chloe Logarzo might have doubled the lead with a pair of headers, while Hayley Raso had an close-range effort denied.

Substitute Madelen Janogy ran through and smashed in the second goal in injury time to wrap up the win for the Swedes, the 2003 World Cup runners-up. The U.S. and Thailand have played just once before, in 2016, when the U.S. won 9-0. Even the team's newer members such as forward Mallory Pugh and midfielder Lindsey Horan have been with the team at least three years and played at the last Olympics.

Elsewhere, Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg revealed that star player Dzsenifer Marozsan may miss the rest of the World Cup after being ruled out of Wednesday's crucial Group B clash with Spain due to a broken toe. Lloyd, who had a hat trick against Japan in the 2015 final, will be called off the bench at clutch moments as she plays in her fourth World Cup.

They are therefore comfortable favourites against first Group F opponents Thailand.

Sweden got their campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 win over Chile. "We didn't want it to end 0-0, so we wanted to come back out and decide the game and I think we deserved the three points".

Yet, even with their success, the American women earn much less prize money than the less successful USA men's team. She is also tied with Tiffany Milbrett for sixth on the U.S.'s all-time goal list.