The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup takes place in France, and ICYMI, the competition, is already hot. Really hot.
We're only a week into the one-month tournament, and records have already been broken History has already been written, and controversy has already been shattered.
No missed (or all) action? No problem. Here we summarize the events that were previously known and what is coming next and how you can prepare for it.
The US team dominated in their first game.
Team USA made their World Cup debut Tuesday, Thailand beat 1
A record Seven  The Americans contributed points.
Superstar striker Alex Morgan led the series and secured five goals to tie the record set by American Michelle Akers in 1991 for most goals in a single WWC game. Midfielders Samantha Mewis and Rose Lavelle, both of whom participated in their first WWC tournament, each scored two goals. Forward Mallory Pugh and midfielder Lindsey Horan, also new to the WWC, scored one goal each. Experienced strikers Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe also scored one goal each. A total of seven different Americans achieved a new record during the 90-minute match for most of a team's individual players in a Women's World Cup, per CBS .
The US goals record shows that, according to FIFA.com (19459026), only 3.1 goals were scored per game. (19659013) The performance of the US sparked a debate on sportiness. 19659014] During the second half of the game and beyond, critics expressed dissatisfaction over how the Americans continued to score goals after the game was pulled out and / or how emphatically they celebrated each goal. Some headlines described their behavior as "unscrupulous" during the one-sided game, reported CBS News . Hope Solo, who began the gold medal as goalkeeper for the 2015 US Women's World Cup squad, wrote a column for The Guardian in which some of the celebrations were termed "a little overboard".
Team USA head coach Jill Ellis, several players and many viewers who were fast online (and rightly so) came to defend the team.
"I'm sitting here and I go, if this is 10-0 in a men's World Cup, we get the same questions, to be honest, you know?" Ellis said loudly CBS News ,
"These are goals we've dreamed of all our lives," Morgan said aloud ESPN I'll celebrate Mal Pugh's goal I'll celebrate Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle This is their first World Cup and I am so proud of her And I could not have dreamed of scoring five goals in a World Cup. It's incredible for all of us and I'm glad to ignore these comments. "
It is also important to note that goal differences, not victories alone, affect the overall standings of a team in this first phase of tournament play, which means that the team that scored the most goals has the advantage. It is therefore absurd to limit your goals on the basis of a notion of sportiness.
Throughout this fiasco, much has been said about the double standards that women and men face (in many ways) in professional sports, if you have some good attitudes The Atlantic and The New Yorker
Several other countries made headlines with their victories.
The Italians won their first World Cup match for two decades, Australia finished 2-1 on the third day of the tournament, reports CBS News and the Argentine squad, after opening up from 2015 to 2017 The Guardian which the Argentine Football Association described as "blatant sexism", had not played at all, having cut the team's resources, scored a draw against Japan. The zero result is far more impressive than it sounds: Japan won the 2011 Women's World Cup and is currently number 7 in FIFA's selection (19459057) compared to the FIFA's number 37 (Argentina) (19659036)] France and Germany, two of the USA's biggest rivals, have won two games so far, with the French team defeating South Korea 4-to-0 and Norway 2-1. and England defeated both China and Spain 1-0. England, another strong competitor, won his first game and defeated Scotland 2-1. The British face Argentina for the second time on Friday, July 14th.
34-year-old Brazilian striker Cristiane Rozeira de Souza Silva scored three goals in the game against Jamaica, becoming the # 1 oldest player in the tournament history to score a hat-trick on CNN .
Here's what's next and how you can adjust.
Group Stage matches of the tournament will now continue until Thursday, June 20, with each country contesting three games within its designated group. The next American game in the group stage will take place on Sunday, June 16, against Chile, who lost their first game against Sweden 2-0. The Americans are again playing Sweden on Thursday, 20 June, currently in 9th place in FIFA.  Then, in the "co-phase" of the tournament, where the best teams from the group stage are represented, the matches begin on Saturday, June 22, and last until Sunday, July 7.
If you're in the US, you can watch the games live in English on Fox and FS1 or in Spanish on Telemundo and Universo, ESPN . You can also stream the games online via SlingTV, Hulu Live and FuboTV, TIME . The highlights are summarized on the FIFATV YouTube Channel and on FoxSports.com .
For a complete list of games, visit the FIFA website ].