FIFA Womens World Cup: This team is really really special- Carli Lloyd, USA midfielder
04 Jun 2019, 19:49 IST
Defending champions the United States will arrive at France 2019 hoping to remain on top of the world and claim their fourth title.
The Americans defeated Japan 5-2 in the final at the 2015 World Cup in Canada, with Carli Lloyd scoring a hat trick in a blistering opening 16 minutes.
The current squad includes 12 players who were on that 2015 World Cup team.
The top-ranked Americans have seven wins and two draws since a January 19 loss at France, outscoring opponents 28-8 in the process.
That defeat ended a 28-game unbeaten streak and, while the current run has been largely against lesser opponents, confidence is high.
Jill Ellis' side will round out their tournament preparation with a training camp at Tottenham Hotspurs facility in London.
The U.S. are in Group F at the World Cup and after playing Thailand, they close group play against Chile and Sweden.
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