The most hyped women's World Cup has started a few days ago and for the Italian team the debut (twenty years after the last participation) was unforgettable, thanks to the 2-1 arrived in the extra time against one of the strongest teams in the world, Australia. Waiting for Italy's next two matches, awaited by the challenges of Group C against Jamaica and Brazil, our interest in the competition has increased day by day, and not just because the FIFA Women's World Cup is the only sporting event in this moment of the season. Looking around, the favorite teams are always the same (United States above all, then Japan, France, Canada and England) and the expected protagonists are really strong: the American Alex Morgan, at her debut against Thailand, scored five goals showing to be of a completely different category. In France, however, there is no Norwegian Ada Hegerberg, the winner of the first edition of the women's Ballon d'Or because of the issues with her country's Federation, the Danish Pernille Harder (Denmark does not participate) is missing while the German of Hungarian origin Dzsenifer Marozsan risks to skip all the competition because she broke her big toe in the opening match against China. So who will be the most interesting players to follow?

5 female footballers to watch during the FIFA Women's World Cup Despite Hegerberg and Harder are not involved there are a lot of great players to follow | Image 4
5 female footballers to watch during the FIFA Women's World Cup Despite Hegerberg and Harder are not involved there are a lot of great players to follow | Image 2
5 female footballers to watch during the FIFA Women's World Cup Despite Hegerberg and Harder are not involved there are a lot of great players to follow | Image 3
5 female footballers to watch during the FIFA Women's World Cup Despite Hegerberg and Harder are not involved there are a lot of great players to follow | Image 1
5 female footballers to watch during the FIFA Women's World Cup Despite Hegerberg and Harder are not involved there are a lot of great players to follow | Image 0

 

Wendie Renard, France

The French national team has a really competitive team, also thanks also to Olympique Lyonnais: Les Fenottes triumphed in the last four editions of the Champions League and in their squad have lots of champions who are now in the National team: one of these is captain Renard, a centre-back that already scored two goals in the opening match against South Korea. His imperious jump, and his look, reminded us very much of Virgil van Dijk.

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Sam Kerr, Australia

We have already seen her playing against Italy, against which she scored the goal of the provisional advantage of the Matildas (before exulting as Tim Cahill, punching the corner flag like a bag): she play as a forward, has twenty-five years old, her father and brother are soccer players and after having rewritten so many records in the Australian league thanks to his incredible scoring ratio in 2018 signed for the Chicago Red Stars.

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Lieke Martens, Olanda

After the triumph in the 2017 European Championship, Holland is undoubtedly one of the most awaited European teams: the star of the Leeuwinnen is definitely her, the left winger that after having played in her country, in Belgium and Sweden has signed for FC Barcelona. For the twenty-five year old player the best year was definitely 2017, the season in which it was also awarded as 'The Best FIFA Women's Player'.

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Fran Kirby, Inghilterra

For Francesca, this is her first name, this is the period of perfect maturation, achieved on the threshold of 26 years thanks to the seasons with Chelsea, the club where she is playing for four years. Kirby plays with the number 10 in an offensive position, as a pure striker or as an attacking midfielder, and together with Lucy Bronze represents the two stars of the Lionesses' team.

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Lindsey Horan, Stati Uniti

We've already told you about it, the US is absolutely the team to beat because of their amazing squad: Alex Morgan, yes, but also Tobin Heath, Megan Rapinoe and Lindsey Horan, a young midfielder but already expert. She was really promising as a child, then played four years in France and now he is back in the States, where he won the MVP of the league title with the Portland Thorns.

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