Three points will be up for grabs as the Zambia Copper Queens and Spain draw swords in a FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Group C fixture on Wednesday morning. As these teams go toe-to-toe with each other for the first time, let's take a look at the lineups and odds for today's game.
Spain vs Zambia kicks off on Wednesday July 26, at 08:30 BST (GMT +1). These teams will clash at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.
Spain vs Zambia Copper Queens probable lineups – Women's World Cup
Goalkeeper: Misa Rodriguez
Defenders: Ona Batlle, Irene Paredes, Ivana Andrés, Olga Carmona
Midfielders: Aitana Bonmati, Jennifer Hermoso, Teresa Abelleira
Strikers: Athenea del Castillo, Esther Gonzalez, Salma Paralluelo
Copper Queens (Zambia)
Goalkeeper: Nali Hazel
Defenders: Margaret Belemu, Agness Musase, Lushomo Mweemba, Martha Tembo
Midfielders: Susan Banda, Racheal Kundananji, Ireen Lungu, Evarine Katongo, Siomala Mapepa
Strikers: Barbra Banda
Zambia coach Bruce Mwape oversaw Sunday’s recovery session in the wake of the Copper Queens’ opening day loss to Japan at the 2023 #FIFAWWC co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/TpIIAjM0VV
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Jorge Vilda is expected to field a similar lineup as he did in Spain's 3-0 victory over Costa Rica. He utilized a 4-2-3-1 formation in their Women's World Cup opener, with Real Madrid's Esther Gonzalez leading the attack.
On the other hand, the Copper Queens will not be able to call upon the services of first choice goalkeeper Catherine Musonda; as the 25 year old shot-stopper was sent off in their humiliating 5-0 loss at the hands of Japan. That said, Nali Hazel should replace Musonda on the starting lineup; she started all of the Copper Queens Zambia's matches at the Summer Olympics two years ago.
Spain vs Zambia Copper Queens confirmed lineups – Women's World Cup
*Confirmed lineups will be updated automatically when they're released.
Spain vs Zambia Copper Queens odds today
It's important to point out that the Spaniards are coming into this match on the back of a seven-match winning streak. In contrast, the Copper Queens Zambia suffered a 5-0 loss in their opening match. Bearing that in mind, it's no surprise that Spain are the overwhelming favourites to win today's game.
Jorge Vilda's girls can be backed at 1.01 to win today's match. On the other hand, the draw is valued at 17.50 while the Copper Queens Zambia are currently priced at a massive 31.00 to win today's match.
*The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. Please check with your bookmaker before placing the bet.
Spain vs Zambia Copper Queens – Streaming options
🏆 FIFA World Cup Women Group C 2023
🇪🇸 Spain W vs 🇿🇲Zambia W
⏰ 09:30 (CET) – 26/07
Can Zambia W bounce back against Spain W?🤔
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You may be wondering if it's possible to watch the Spain vs Copper Queens Zambia match live on TV. Not to worry, we've got you covered. There are a fair few live streaming options for fans in many countries across the world, and some of these are:
If you live in Zambia, you can catch all the action live on Supersport Football, and also on AfroSport TV.
This match will be available on RTVE.es, FIFA+, ZDF and TVE La 2 for fans who live in Spain.
Meanwhile, these are the streaming options for fans in the United States.
- Fox Sports 1
On the other hand, those who live in the UK can watch this game on:
- BBC iPlayer
- BBC Two
- RTE Player
- BBC Sport Web
Finally, the Spain vs Copper Queens Zambia game will also be available on TSN5, TSN1 and TSN4 for fans in Canada.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago