Women's World Cup: How to watch USA vs Thailand Live Stream, TV Channel, Odds

The United States women's national team (USWNT) opens its World Cup campaign on Tuesday, taking on Thailand in Reims, France.

Having secured an unprecedented third title four years ago, USWNT is bidding to become only the second team in women's World Cup history to win the tournament in back-to-back editions.

While bookmakers are backing the U.S. to defend its title, the main topic of discussion ahead of the opening fixture on Tuesday was a former player—Hope Solo.

The goalkeeper, who won the World Cup four years ago, questioned coach Jill Ellis' team selection and suggested she tends to struggle under pressure.

"I don't agree a lot with Jill Ellis, to be quite honest," she told BBC's Football Daily Podcast.

"She's not the leader I wish her to be. She relies heavily on her assistant coaches. She cracks under the pressure quite a bit. But oftentimes it doesn't matter, because the quality of the players on the U.S. team is superb."

Solo's successor, Alyssa Naeher, insisted she had not been paying attention to the criticism aimed at Ellis.

"I haven't been on social media since we left New York, so I'm not really sure what's going on," she said during a press conference on Sunday, as per Yahoo Sports.

Untimely as they might be, off-field distractions are unlikely to prevent USWNT from getting off to a successful World Cup campaign.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday.

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Tobin Heath #17 of the United States is congratulated by teammates Megan Rapinoe #15 and Alex Morgan #13 after she scored in the first half against Mexico at Red Bull Arena on May 26 in Harrison, New Jersey. Getty/Elsa

When and where is the game?

USWNT and Thailand are the last two teams to make their tournament debut. The two teams square off at 9 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) on Tuesday, June 11, at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims.

Along with Roazhon Park, the stadium is one of two World Cup venues in the city.

It hosted Norway's 3-0 win over Nigeria on Saturday and, aside from Team USA's match with Thailand, it will stage a further four games in the tournament.

TV channel

The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports in English and on Telemundo in Spanish.

Live stream

USWNT's opening game of the tournament will be available FOX Sports' and Telemundo Deportes' digital platforms. Live streams will also be available on fuboTV, Sling Blue, Hulu Live and PlayStation Vue.

Odds

USWNT goes into its first game of the tournament as the overwhelming favorite. According to Oddschecker, Team USA is as short as 1/41 to win on Tuesday, while Thailand is 80/1 to cause an upset and odds on the draw are as long as 28/1.

The tournament so far

France opened its campaign in style, trouncing South Korea 4-0 in the opening fixture on Friday. In the same group, Norway thrashed Nigeria 3-0 a day later, while Germany and England also won their opening games.

The former beat China 1-0 on Saturday, while in the second Group B game, Spain came from behind to beat South Africa 3-1.

A day later, the Lionesses beat Scotland 2-1, while Brazil overcame Jamaica 3-0 and Australia suffered an unexpected 2-1 loss to Italy.