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1. The ratings for the first two days of the Women's World Cup were up 11 percent on Fox networks over the first two days from the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. The four games on Fox and FS1 averaged a 0.68 rating among metered markets. In 2015, the first four games on Fox, FS1 and FS2 averaged a 0.61. The 2019 viewership numbers should benefit from heightened media coverage of the USA, the reigning world champion, though the 2015 World Cup had the advantage of more games on Fox (29 vs. 22 in 2019) and better kickoff times (many of the games in Canada kicked off in U.S. prime time).

2. Telemundo Deportes’ three-day audience for the Women's World Cup averaged 258,000 viewers, up 104 percent from the group stage average of the 2015 Women’s World Cup (excluding Mexican national team matches). England’s 2-1 win over Scotland drew 472,000 across all Telemundo platforms on Sunday, making it the Spanish-language network's most-watched game of the tournament. Games will air on Telemundo, Universo, TelemundoDeportes.com, the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app and NBC Sports app.

3. Houston Dash forward Kayla McCoy was ruled out of the Women’s World Cup when she suffered a knee injury in Jamaica's final pre-World Cup friendly against Scotland. McCoy was born in Illinois but had Jamaican grandparents. She starred at Duke University. Another American-born player, the University of Washington's Mireya Grey, replaced McCoy. Jamaica lost its first ever Women's World Cup game to Brazil, 3-0

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