Australia and New Zealand will host the tenth version of the Girls’s Soccer World Cup from this Thursday till August 20, an occasion the place the USA defends its throne and which may be very evenly matched and with many candidates, an aspiration with which The Spanish workforce is dreaming, desperate to take the leap for which they’ve been preventing for a number of years.
Oceania, the place it’s presently winter, will host this World Cup for the primary time, dominated in its final two editions by the USA, with its label of clear favourite not as vivid as earlier than as a result of progress that girls’s soccer continues to expertise in different nations and that predicts a really even championship. Even so, the present champion would be the rival to beat because of her situation and her degree for a event with extra groups than ever (32) and amongst which Spain is as soon as once more.
After making historical past in 2015 in Canada with its first participation, the ‘Purple’ has not failed once more and can take part for the third consecutive time with one of the best on the planet, searching for to lastly overcome that ‘rattling’ crossing that continues to withstand it. and obligatory to substantiate the expectations about what is taken into account one of the best technology of footballers that Spain has needed to date, with the affect nonetheless of a FC Barcelona that reigned for the second time within the Champions League.
As well as, the workforce led by Jorge Vilda arrives at this World Cup in an unprecedented scenario. 4 years in the past, in France, she got here because the thirteenth on the planet rating and now she does in order the sixth, an enchancment that has served her primarily to have the ability to be seeded and have a theoretically extra inexpensive draw than that of earlier participations.
The Spaniards are framed in Group C together with a degree workforce like Japan, champion in 2011 and runner-up in 2015, a harmful rookie like Zambia and Costa Rica, rival for the premiere this Friday, July 21 because it was in 2015. The aim is to go as the primary to a spherical of 16 the place the cross can be with the A of the host New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the Philippines, and, as well as, in case of constructing historical past and reaching the quarterfinals, the People can be eradicated from the highway to vary, absolutely, from Sweden or the Netherlands.
Nonetheless, the query stays as to how a workforce that skilled turbulence final September when 15 internationals requested to not be known as up by Jorge Vilda, contemplating that the suitable situations didn’t exist and suggesting the necessity for adjustments on the a part of the workforce, will come collectively. workers’ and who acquired the help of Alexia Putellas, then recovering from her severe knee damage earlier than the EURO, the captain Irene Paredes or Jenni Hermoso.
These final two didn’t return till 2023, whereas Bonmati, Caldentey and Batlle, amongst others, had been able to return earlier than Vilda gave the pre-list for this World Cup they usually had been known as up. Not so two gamers of a excessive degree and troublesome to switch, such because the Aragonese center-back or the Balearic midfielder, whose absence ought to attempt to make us overlook a workforce that was aggressive in its preparation with out these 15 gamers, with just one loss, in opposition to Australia, and a win by benefit and historical past earlier than the USA. Sure, Alexia Putellas will lastly be there, double winner of the Ballon d’Or and who returned within the remaining stretch of the season, so she nonetheless lacks some aggressive rhythm.
UNITED STATES AND ENGLAND, RIVALS TO BEAT
All of them type a workforce that won’t surrender their philosophy to attempt to get into the ultimate candidates for a title for the primary time the place the favoritism falls primarily, along with the USA, on an England on the rise.
The present champions include virtually a dozen of the soccer gamers who had been topped in France led by stars resembling Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Rose Lavelle, whereas the English arrive backed by their standing as European champions, their first main title in a technology of a excessive degree with Lucy Bronze, Keira Walsh, Mary Earps or Leah Williamson.
The workforce led by Sarina Wiegman is rising as one of the best asset for Europe to get well a throne that it has not held since 2007 when Germany, quantity two on the planet rating, was proclaimed champion, all the time a favourite for its potential and its potential to compete because it demonstrated within the final EURO. Picks resembling France, who knew how one can deal with a scenario much like that skilled by Spain with the arrival of Herve Renard on the bench, Sweden, Canada, Japan or an Australia that may wish to assert its standing as hosts, additionally enter the swimming pools.