A month full of international football will take place in Australia and New Zealand from the 20th of July to the 20th of August, as the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup is ready to excite every football fan out there. The USA won the trophy on the last two occasions (back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2019) and the team is ready to become the first World Cup squad in both men and women to win the most important tournament three times in a row.
The USA are at 5/2 regarding their odds. The roster is full-packed, but the players will have to do it one more time under new guidance in the face of Vlatko Andonovski, as Jill Ellis stepped down back in 2019.
Right behind them are the mighty Lionesses at 7/2. There is huge concern regarding all the latest injuries in the roster which force many stars to miss the tournament this summer. Amongst the well-noted players are Chelsea’s Fran Kirby, who was injured in February at the Continental Cup, but also the inspirational figure and English Women’s national team captain Leah Williamson, as the Arsenal defender has suffered a serious knee ligament injury in WSL against Man United. Despite that, England wants to win a third trophy after the Euro 2022 and Finalissima in April.
Women’s football is more popular than ever in the land. We all saw the meme. Ten years ago Arsenal played Wolfsburg in the Women’s Champions League semi-finals, in front of 1,406 fans. This season, the same tie attracted 60,063 fans. And Beth Mead, a female footballer, was voted BBC Sportsperson of the Year for 2022. This must mean something.
Third on the line is Germany at 13/2. The Germans would love to prevail for a third time in history (they won the World Cup twice in 2003 and 2007) but the path is really tough.
The top-5 in the list is filled up with Spain (13/2) and France (15/2). Alexia Putellas won the Women’s Champions League and Liga F with Barcelona and is ready to participate in the World Cup 2023, after missing the last one due to injury. The Spaniards were very impressive in the friendlies, beating the USA 2-0. The goal is to improve in another major tournament, after losing to England in the quarter-finals of the previous Euro.
Another honourable mention is Australia (12/1), a group that will count much in the homecourt support, but also in the mood and abilities of the young star and Chelsea great attacker Sam Kerr.
The battle is ready to begin as we can wait for many surprises, including a serious amount of upsets.
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