It was the earliest tournament exit for the two-time defending champions. The U.S. has not looked as sharp or dominant at the Women's World Cup as questions about tactics and lineups have swirled.
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The top-ranked and two-time defending champion U.S. did just enough to squeak into the knockout round. Portugal dominated possession all game as the U.S. struggled to create offensive chances.
Fox Sports is telling viewers that coverage begins at 1 a.m. ET Tuesday for the U.S.'s crucial game against Portugal at the Women's World Cup. But the match actually kicks off two hours later.
A record 32 countries are participating in this year's Women's World Cup - up from 24. When FIFA announced the increase in 2019, people were worried the quality of the soccer tournament would suffer.
The two-time defending champion U.S. opened group play in the Women's World Cup with a sluggish performance over Vietnam. The U.S. brings a mix of newcomers and veterans to this year's tournament.
She is repeatedly named world player of the year. But a World Cup title has eluded the Brazilian superstar, and at 37, this may be her last shot at it.
The FIFA Women's World Cup has started, this year with new countries and more teams than ever.
Host team New Zealand defeated Norway 1-0 in the opening game of the tournament, following a brief pause to remember those killed and injured in a shooting in Auckland just hours before.