Another day of VAR controversy at the Women's World Cup Sunday has the whole world talking about the wrong things, but they say any publicity is good publicity.
But the two matches Sunday − especially the England-Cameroon − contest, have brought some negative press to the knockout stages. Monday, the United States will hope to change the narrative, and make it once again about the play on the pitch.
So far, half the quarterfinal field is set, and all four teams are from Europe. But the USA, and then Canada in the second match Monday, have chances to crash the party. Expect both to do just that.
Here is a good stat from the African Cup of Nations . . . In the seven games so far, six have been under 2.5 goals. Those lines are starting to reflect that now, as they are now -160 to -180 in those games.
The two tournaments later in the day bring a group title matches. At the Copa America, Group C is up for grabs as Chile takes on Uruguay, while at the Gold Cup, Group B will be decided between Costa Rica and Haiti.
By the way, how cool is it for fans and bettors that there are matches on TV from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.?
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WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
Spain (+900) vs. United States (-286), draw (+380), 12 p.m. EDT (FS1, NBCSN, Telemundo, and Fubo.tv)
USA to win the first half (-110)
USA -1.25 Asian handicap (-115)
Sweden (+195) vs. Canada (+170), draw (+190), 3 p.m. EDT (FS1, Universo, Fubo.tv)
Canada pick Asian handicap (-115)
Over 1.75 goals Asian handicap (-125)
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AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS
Tunisia (-130) vs. Angola (+425), draw (+230), 1 p.m. EDT (beIN Sports and Fubo.tv)
Tunisia ML (-130)
Mali (-135) vs. Mauritania (+450), draw (+240), 4 p.m. EDT (beIN Sports and Fubo.tv)
Mali ML (-135)
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Chile (+250) vs. Uruguay (+114), draw (+235), 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN+, Telemundo, and Fubo.tv)
First half over 1 goal Asian Handicap (+100)
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Haiti (+480) vs. Costa Rica (-175), draw (+250), 8:30 p.m. EDT (FS1, UniMas, and Fubo.tv)
Costa Rica -0.75 Asian handicap (-125)