The excitement: Australia, which reached the quarterfinals in three of the final 4 World Cups, has been pointing towards the prospect to play a World Cup closing at house for years and the timing is likely to be proper. Famous person Sam Kerr, the staff’s all-time scoring chief, is within the prime of her profession at 29, having led Chelsea to 4 straight WSL titles.
Canada, the reigning Olympic champ, and Nigeria, the 11-time African champion, are two of greater than a half-dozen groups who come to the event feuding with their federations, which could possibly be a distraction.
Canada, led by the ageless Christine Sinclair, worldwide soccer’s all-time main scorer, threatened to strike earlier this season to protest funding cuts whereas Nigeria shorted gamers’ pay, then canceled a home preparatory camp. Omitted from the Nigerian roster was veteran MF Ngozi Okobi.
Supply: LA Occasions