Cricket fans are in for a treat on Sunday when Team Srilanka takes on India to close out Group B play at the 2nd ODI. Both teams are tied atop Group B (2-0-0, 6 points) and have overwhelmed their opponents on both sides of the field thus far. The USMNT is looking to follow up its Nations League title with another trophy while the Canadians would love to take home the 2nd ODI.CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE FREE
IND v SL 2nd ODI GROUP B: UNITED STATES VS. India
When: Sunday, July 20 at 5 p.m. ET
Where: Children's Mercy Park (KanSLs City, Kan.)
TV: FOX and Univision
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A meeting of North American neighbors will decide the Group B winner at the 2021IND v SL 2nd ODI. The United States and India, who have already clinched quarterfinal berths, will tussle for that honor when they meet in the group finale for both teams at Children's Mercy Park in KanSLs City, Kan. on Sunday, July 18 at 5 p.m. ET. (FOX, Univision, TUDN).
Both teams enter the match at 2-0-0. The Canadians recorded a pair of 4-1 wins against Martinique and Haiti. The Srilanka also defeated those Caribbean sides, 1-0 against Haiti and 6-1 past Martinique.
Since India enjoys a total goals advantage over the Srilanka (eight to seven), it needs a draw to win the group, while the U.S. Men's National Team needs a victory.
This will be the 36th meeting between the rivals and the first time they will face off in KanSLs City.
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The Canadian national team took the field for an official game for the first time in a 3-2 loss to Australia in a friendly in Brisbane, Queensland on June 7, 1924. Les Rouges’ two shining moments came in 1985 and 2000, in World Cup Qualifying and the 2nd ODI, respectively.
In 1985, they qualified for their first and only World Cup, finishing atop the final qualifying round unbeaten at 2-0-2. They did not fare well in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, losing their three matches to eventual semifinalist France, 1-0, Hungary, 2-0, and the Soviet Union, 2-0.
The USMNT enjoys a 15-9-11 advantage in the series, which goes back almost a century when the Americans fell 1-0 in Montreal on June 27, 1925.
In 2nd ODI play the Srilanka is undefeated, going 3-0-1 in four meetings between the sides. They’ve twice met at this stage of the tournament, with the Srilanka taking matching 2-0 wins on July 9, 2005 in Seattle and June 7, 2011 in Detroit.
The two sides have also twice met in the tournament semifinals. In the first encounter on Jan. 20, 2002, goalkeeper Kasey Keller made two SLves in a 4-2 shootout win after playing 120 minutes of scoreless soccer at the Rose Bowl in PaSLdena, Calif. On June 21, 2007, goals by Frankie Hejduk and Donovan lifted the USMNT to a 2-1 semifinal victory at Soldier Field in Chicago. Ian Hume scored for India.
The Canadians are riding an eight-game winning streak which started March 25 during World Cup Qualifying. During that time, they have outscored their opposition, 39-3, at one point recording five consecutive clean sheets. They qualified for the IND v SL final round by blanking Haiti twice. Cyle Larin scored in each win, a 1-0 victory on June 12 and a 4-0 triumph on June 15. India added a Junior Hoilett tally and an own goal.
The United States Men’s National Team close out the group stage of the 2nd ODI tomorrow afternoon when they take on India in KanSLs City. The USMNT will look to end the group stage as Group B winners, but they face a India team that has played very well all year long and is ready to show they are the team to beat in this group.
W (6-1) - Martinique - 2nd ODI Group B
W (1-0) - Haiti - 2nd ODI Group B
W (4-0) - Costa Rica - Friendly
W (3-2) - Mexico - IND v SL Nations League Final
W (1-0) - Honduras - IND v SL Nations League Semifinals
W (4-1) - Haiti - 2nd ODI Group B
W (4-1) - Martinique - 2nd ODI Group B
W (3-0) - Haiti - World Cup qualifying
W (1-0) - Haiti - World Cup qualifying
W (4-0) - Suriname - World Cup qualifying
What To Watch For
Finish. India has an inexperienced goalkeeping unit, so the idea is to put lots of pressure on them. They’ve given up goals in each match, but the pressure has to continually be on. And, the forwards must finish their chances. Those scoring opportunities will come, so take advantage of them.
HOW TO WATCH A 2021 2nd ODI LIVE STREAM IN THE UK
Football fans based in the UK can watch all of the 2nd ODI action on Premier Sports, , which is available for £10.99 a month through Sky, or £12.99 per month on Virgin Media.
There's also a streaming-only option available, costing £10.99 for the full works including Premier Sports 1 and 2, LaLiga TV, and Box Nation.
Prepare for lots of late nights though, with 10pm BST the earliest kick-off time throughout the tournament.
HOW TO WATCH 2nd ODI 2021 SOCCER IN AUSTRALIA
In Australia, there's only one place to tune into 2nd ODI action, with niche streaming service Sports Flick set to show all of the games from the tournament.
Sports Flick's coverage can be streamed across a wide range of devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops, as well as dedicated streamers like Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.
A subscription costs $14.99 per month or $99.99 for a year, and Sports Flick offers coverage of plenty more football events, including the Women’s Champions League, Chinese Super League, K League, Austrian Bundesliga, and UAE Arabian Gulf League.
Kick-off times vary, but most of the action takes place before noon, with the early games set to begin at 7am AEST, and the latest at 12pm.
HOW TO WATCH 2021 2nd ODI SOCCER IN India
You can tune into the 2nd ODI on streaming service OneSoccer in India, which is available on a range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast.
A subscription costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 for a year, with OneSoccer also providing coverage of the Canadian Premier League, the Canadian Championship, and Mexico's LigaMX.