Italy vs China Live Stream: How to Watch, 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup prediction, pick, TV channel, live stream, watch online, and more info.
Date: Tuesday, June 25
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Location: Stade de la Mosson
TV channel: FS1 and Universo
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Italy vs. China in soccer is a no-brainer, right? Italy ranks right up there in the pantheon of great footballing nations, alongside Brazil, Argentina, and the rest, with four World Cups and a European Championship on the honor roll. Meanwhile, you probably don’t need to know much about either China or football to have heard that it’s not a sport in which the country excels — to the endless shame of its citizens.
Italy: After losing to Brazil last time out, Italy knows what it needs to correct and that’s being a bit more patient in attack. Tactically approaching the goal has worked better than just trying to use speed on the counter. Against a fine defensive team like China, the Italians are going to have to be precise and work the ball up the middle.
China: If you can’t score, you can’t win. China has just one goal in the tournament, and that came after scoring in six of seven games entering the World Cup. The team has five shots on goal in three games at the tournament and didn’t record any in its last group stage game vs. Spain. They aren’t going to get a lot of chances but have to take at least one to feel like they have a shot.
The Italians impressed while winning Group C. Milena Bertolini oversees a strong squad defined by the ingenuity of AC Milan playmaker Manuela Giugliano and the efficiency of Juventus forward Barbara Bonansea.
Meanwhile, China only sealed a place in the knockout phase after finishing third in Group B. The defence is solid, but goals have been a struggle, scoring just once during the group stage.