The eighth edition of the Women’s World Cup will get underway this summer in France and here are some of the things to look out for during the tournament. Bet on the Women’s World Cup here.
France to count on home advantage
France will hope to ride on the home advantage to win the Women’s World Cup just like their male colleagues did. A win here will mark the first major international trophy for the country. Les Bleus have been placed in a group consisting of South Korea, Norway and Nigeria, avoiding the big-names of Japan and Brazil. They could, however, be in line to face the big guns in the later stages of the competition should they qualify from the groups. It will remain to be seen whether they can rally to make history in front of their own fans.
England women to outdo their male counterparts
England have won eight of their last ten matches and have proven to be a sound defensive squad leading up to the 2019 Women’s World Cup. The Three Lionesses have kept a clean sheet in two of their last four games and have allowed one goal or less in 11 of their last 12. On the other hand, they boast a prolific attack, having scored two or more goals in nine of its last ten games. Their attack is led by Nikita Parris, who scored 19 goals in 19 matches for Manchester City this season. She’ll be assisted by Beth Mead, who recorded seven goals and 12 assists for Arsenal this season. They will be out to replicate the heroics of their male counterparts, if not exceed them.
Norway to count on their strong run of form
Norway have been drawn in a tough group with France, Nigeria, and South Korea, but they are the second favorites to top Group A according to our website. They will be coming into the tournament after winning the Algarve Cup convincingly. They dismantled Poland by a final score of 3-0 and they will have to rely heavily on their offensive efficiency if they want to go far in the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
Germany out to correct past errors
The German women’s team have performed below expectations in each of the last two tournaments having failed to reach the final. However, that seems to be in the past after an impressive qualifying campaign. They have been placed in a group consisting of Spain, China and South Africa, and will face China in their opening game. If they can continue their current unbeaten run that stands at 12 games then they stand a good chance of leaving an impression this time around.
Brazil to count on experience
The Brazilian Women’s National team have been placed in Group C that also consists of Australia, Italy and Jamaica, and will start the tournament against Jamaica. They are seven-time winners of the Torneio Internacional de Futebol Feminino tournament and are the defending champions of the Copa America Femina after winning the 2018 edition in Chile. In their ranks, they boast of big names such as Marta the all-time top-scorer with 110 goals who also captains the side. All this experience should count for something for the Seleccao.