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Women’s World Cup, Gold Cup & Copa America finals today, July 7, 2019!

- FIFA chalks up the clash of dates to an 'error'
The 2019 Copa America final between Brazil and Peru will be played at 4:00 pm at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 7, 2019. Photo: Football5star
The FIFA Women's World Cup final will be played between USA and Netherlands from 11:00am at the Stade de Lyon in France on July 7, 2019. Photo: FootyRoom.net
The FIFA Women's World Cup final will be played between USA and Netherlands from 11:00am at the Stade de Lyon in France on July 7, 2019. Photo: FootyRoom.net
The 2019 Gold Cup final between USA and Mexico will be played from 9:00 pm at Soldier Field in Chicago, USA on July 7, 2019. Photo: Sportingpedia
The 2019 Gold Cup final between USA and Mexico will be played from 9:00 pm at Soldier Field in Chicago, USA on July 7, 2019. Photo: Sportingpedia
LYON, France- Today, Sunday, July 7, 2019 is a massive day for the globe's most popular sport, football, and it’s not only because the 2019 Women's World Cup final will be played.

The 2019 Copa America final and the Gold Cup final will also be contested today.

That's right -- three major international finals all fall on the same place on the calendar in what's going to be one of the craziest days in the sport in recent memory.

The Women's World Cup final will be played from 11:00 am at the Stade de Lyon in France; the Copa America final is at 4:00 pm at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Gold Cup final is at 9:00 pm at Soldier Field in Chicago, USA.

Women’s World Cup Final- USA vs Netherlands

For the fifth time in eight Women's World Cups, the United States are in the finals.

The surprise comes from the other side of the 2019 World Cup bracket, as the Netherlands, a nation that had never even made it to the semis, get set to battle the world's top-ranked team in the 2019 Women's World Cup final.

After scoring at least two goals in every game thus far, the Americans will face perhaps their stiffest defensive challenge against the Netherlands, a squad that has kept a clean sheet in consecutive knockout games.

Copa America Final- Brazil vs Chile

Brazil play Peru in the Copa America final with Tite seeking to lead the Selecao to their first trophy in 12 years.

Brazil's entertaining 2-0 semi-final win over arch-rivals Argentina maintained their impressive streak in this competition. That victory means Brazil are the top scorers in the tournament with 10 goals and they've yet to concede, with Tite's defensive-focused approach yielding high performance levels.

All this has been achieved without Neymar, who has been cheering from the stands due to an injury problem that has forced the head coach to reshape his attack.

Peru - a surprise package - haven't won this tournament, nor made the final since 1975. Can they cause an upset and end 44 years of hurt?

Recent form between the teams wouldn't give you much hope. Brazil hammered Peru 5-0 in their final group match, although that was a bit of a dead rubber considering Peru already had four points and were practically through to the knockout stages.

However, Los Incas have since kept clean sheets in each of their subsequent two games, beating Uruguay on penalties after a 0-0 in the quarter-finals, before putting in a majestic showing to ease past champions Chile 3-0 in the semis.

Gold Cup Final- USA vs Mexico

The 2019 Gold Cup final is one that marks the latest chapter in the United States vs Mexico rivalry.

All the talk about how the power pendulum had shifted in CONCACAF was for naught, as the USA and Mexico advanced to the final to set a familiar feel.

This is the first USA-Mexico matchup in a Gold Cup final since 2011, when Mexico won 4-2 at the Rose Bowl. Now, 8 years later, they go again for the chance to hoist the Gold Cup trophy.

Why three major football finals on same day?

And while football fans will be relishing the day of football finals action, FIFA has chalked it up to an "error."

CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani, who is also a FIFA vice president, admitted to Sports Illustrated the scheduling of the Gold Cup final was a mistake.

"It was simply an error," Montagliani said. "[There] was no intent, obviously. I totally understand why some fans were disappointed. I was a chairman of the Women's World Cup, so I totally understand that. But by the time the error was kind of brought out, it was very difficult for many, many reasons to just even move one day. And we tried.

"Logistically, it was already too big of a mountain to move."

Montagliani said it won't happen again.

3 Responses to “Women’s World Cup, Gold Cup & Copa America finals today, July 7, 2019!”

  • women power (07/07/2019, 13:33) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    it's about time the ladies get some attention
  • THINK! (08/07/2019, 10:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why is this article about women at the top of their game but the graphic is of men? Who does that make sense to?
    • READ!! (08/07/2019, 20:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Which part of the article is about women at the top of their game? It is about three finals happening on the same day. The photo makes sense to people who have read the article.


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