Norway looking for redemption, New Zealanders riding the momentum… The matches scheduled for Tuesday

Three meetings will follow, Tuesday, from 4 in the morning. The main issue concerns the Norwegians, who are forced to impose themselves in order not to experience another embarrassing elimination.


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Ada Hegerberg (Norway) and Ali Lowe Riley (New Zealand) will host the FIFA World Cup on Tuesday 25 July.  (AFP)

End of the first leg and start of the second leg of the 2023 World Cup. You’ll have to get up early to watch the first of three matches scheduled, Tuesday 25 July, with Colombia-South Korea at 4 in the morning. All of this will be broadcast by the antennas of France Télévisions.

4am: Colombia-South Korea (France 2)

The last two teams that have not entered the competition will start the competition. On the one hand, Colombia will rediscover the atmosphere of a World Cup match for the first time since 2015 and the round of 16 defeat against the United States. Up front, the Koreans will validate their third consecutive participation in the competition hoping to do better than the previous edition in 2019. The latter had lost each of their three group stage meetings, against Nigeria, Norway and France.

7:30: New Zealand-Philippines (France 3)

After winning their first World Cup match in the opening fixture, will New Zealand take another step towards qualifying for the finals? The victory against Norway (1-0) allows them, in any case, to face this match with a lot of confidence. Especially since the Philippines missed their entry into the running, quite logically losing against Switzerland (0-2). Backed to the wall, the latter are almost already condemned to the task of prolonging their adventure in what is their first participation in the World Cup, and will have to win a result in a stadium won over to the cause of the New Zealanders.

10:00: Switzerland-Norway (France 2)

Wash away the snub of Euro 2022: chance n°2. After the slap received against England (0-8) in the last major competition, with elimination in the first round at stake, Ada Hegerberg’s Norway is looking for redemption. But, after the misstep against New Zealand entering the competition, the trend is not reassuring. A defeat would put the Norwegians in an almost insoluble position. It would be an earthquake for this selection that has come out of the first round only once outside its first eight participations in the World Cup, in 2011. In an ideal position, the Swiss will not hesitate to confirm the downgrading of their opponents.

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