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  1. Fifa Women’s World Cup Group F
  2. Watch live on BBC Four and online from 19:45 BST
  3. USA are reigning champions following victory in Canada in 2015
  4. Morgan header for USA ruled out for offside in sixth minute

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    USA 0-0 Thailand

    USA have the ball in the back of the net through Alex Morgan’s tap-in…

    …but it is ruled out for offside.

    Sukanya Chor-Charoenying had come for a cross and not got to it, a lucky escape.

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    USA 0-0 Thailand

    Thailand goalkeeper Sukanya Chor-Charoenying is going to see a lot of action today…

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    USA 0-0 Thailand

    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC Four

    The USA have got so much experience and they are winners. If they don’t get to the latter stages of competitions they see that as a failure.

  • USA already peppering the Thailand goal.

    Samantha Mewis’ long ranger is parried by goalkeeper Sukanya Chor-Charoenying but gathered at the second attempt.

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    USA 0-0 Thailand

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport at Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims

    Well Sham [19:53], put it this way, we didn’t have anytoday

    Meanwhile, the USA fans gave a hugely respectful cheer for the Thailand players at the end of their national anthem. A good gesture.

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    USA 0-0 Thailand

    Expecting a quick start from USA. An early goal for them we could see a big score…

  • ‘Different type of pressure on America’

    USA 0-0 Thailand

    Alex Scott

    Ex-England international on BBC Four

    There is a different type of pressure on America because the
    gap is narrowing.

    They have drawn against England and Japan but nothing else is
    good enough for this team unless they are winning.

    USA line-up for a photo

    Copyright: Getty Images

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  • The Americans are in town

    USA v Thailand (20:00 BST)

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport at Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims


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    To say that the majority of this crowd are supporting the USA tonight would be a real understatement. Rivers of people wearing red, white, blue and stars are flowing in to the stadium.

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    Question is though Tom, have you been on the Champers too…?

  • Welcome to the Champagne region

    USA v Thailand (20:00 BST)

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport at Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims

    Cathedral in Reims

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    We’re expecting a sold-out crowd of around 20,000 here in Reims, which sits in the heart of France’s Champagne region, around an hour east of Paris by train.

    They used to coronate French monarchs here – before the rise of the republic – so the city is popular with tourists even when there isn’t a World Cup going on, and many fans have been enjoying tasting sessions in the Champagne cellars through the day.

    Yet, while the USA are the holders, there’ll be no crowning them as champions-elect even if they win in style today. They’ll face much, much tougher tests than Thailand later in this tournament.


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  • Last time out

    USA v Thailand (20:00 BST)

    Carli Lloyd

    Copyright: Getty Images

    The only previous meeting between the sides was a
    9-0 friendly win for USA in Colombus in September 2016.

    Legendary skipper Carli Lloyd bagged a hat-trick that day.

  • BBC 5 live on Friday that Ellis “cracked under pressured” at 2016’s Olympics and wanted to “brush mistakes under the carpet” rather than reviewing footage.

    In response, Ellis told BBC Sport: “Comments are comments. I feel, over the past five years, I’ve made a lot of important decisions. I have processes to make those decisions and own those processes.

    “At this point, everything and every focus is about this group of players that are here and now.

    “Pundits out there, that’s part of it. Part of the message is to always make sure that the focus is on the internal part of the game and that’s where we are.”

  • Rain stops play

    Chile 0-2 Sweden

    It was absolutely teeming it down and the game in Rennes has just finished.

    Sweden’s win over Chile was interrupted due to severe adverse weather but the Duckworth Lewis-Stern method did not have to come into play.

    The covers were on for 40 minute before Kosovare Asllani and Madelen Janogy netted in the second innings.

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    Video caption: Chile v Sweden – Match interrupted due to severe adverse weather
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