USWNT vs. New Zealand preview
Women’s soccer fans in the USA can watch their beloved U.S. Women’s National Team take on New Zealand on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on ABC and PrendeTV. New Zealanders can watch the game on Sky Sports 7 beIN Sports.
The USWNT is looking to avenge an underwhelming goalless draw against the Czech Republic. As expected, the USA dominated possession (65% to 35%), passes completed (539 to 310) shots (18 to six) and shots on target (8 to 1), but failed to get on the scoresheet.
New Zealand, on the other hand, fell to Iceland in Matchday 1 by a lone goal. The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosts had a good outing, dominating possession and putting up a battle. However, a first-minute goal by Icelandic international Dagny Brynjarsdottir sunk the New Zealanders early.
Both sides arrive at this stage of the competition with a must-win mentality. Left-back Ali Riley and center-back Abby Erceg will lead New Zealand from the back. Meanwhile, Vlatko Andonovski’s USA will have plenty of options, including young talent, at his disposal.
Iceland vs. Czech Republic preview
ESPN3 will screen the Czech Republic’s game against Iceland at 6 p.m. ET in the USA, and Czechs can watch the game on ČT Sport Web.
Iceland has a good chance of lifting the SheBelieves Cup in their debut after defeating New Zealand 1-0 in Matchday 1, and the same could be said for the Czech Republic, who drew against the USA.
A win against the Czech Republic would see Iceland have a chance at winning the cup depending on how they play against the USA in their last match. As for the Czech Republic, they accomplished the toughest task of the tournament, which was to steal points from the hosts. The game between Iceland and the Czech Republic will be a pivotal point in the 2022 SheBelieves Cup.