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Ellis says not 'arrogance' scoping out World Cup final hotel

By The News · 03 of July 2019 01:38:23
AP Photo,, No available, United States coach Jill Ellis at the end of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and US at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. US beat Spain 2-1. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

LYON, France (AP) — The United States has already scoped out the hotel the team could stay in for the Women’s World Cup final, even while it’s occupied by semifinal opponent England.

The defending champions on Tuesday play England in Lyon, which is being used for both semifinals and the final.

American team staff went to the hotel while England was out at a practice session Sunday.

U.S. coach Jill Ellis says the hotel visit wasn’t “arrogance” but “that’s planning and preparation for our staff.”

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