The ULTIMATE Guide To The Women's World Cup! | ExplainedJul 20, 2023
The Women's World Cup is back and this time we are heading to Australia and New Zealand. The two nations had planned a separate bid for hosting rights but joined forces to handily reject a proposal from Colombia and tournament organizers have every reason to believe this. It might be the best Women's World Cup, but bigger than ever, the competition returns at a time when
women's football is exploding everywhere. Stadium attendance is being crushed. Viewing figures have soared, while professional football is constantly evolving, with New Zealand kicking off the tournament on July 20. and this explains, we bring you the
guideto the Women's World Cup, who the players are to see what drama has dominated the build-up and whether England can go all the way, let's take a look.
This will be the tenth edition of the Women's World Cup. Cup and the first in Oceana will also be the first to feature 32 teams after FIFA voted to expand the tournament and this has opened the door for new nations to make their bow. 20 teams have returned from the last edition in France, but Haiti Panama. the Republic of Ireland and Portugal are among the eight debutants, while this will be the first FIFA event the Philippines will participate in and, in another peculiar piece of history, Zambia has become the first landlocked country in Africa to qualify for a World Cup for both sexes.
Not only is it a bigger competition than before, the total prize pool amounts to $110 million, $80 million more than in France, while advance ticket sales have already increased by more than 1 million, the highest figure in the tournament history. Australia's opening match against Ireland won big. Australia and New Zealand 2023 are on track to become the most attended Women's World Cup in history, FIFA boss Gianni has boasted. Infantino, but attracting broadcasters has been another drama entirely Infantino wants the action to reach 2 billion eyeballs around the
world, almost double the record audience in France, citing great interest in the event and decided that presenting rights would be separate from the men's tournament, whereas previously they came in a This led FIFA to reject multiple offers for broadcast rights and Infantino described the proposals from the big five of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy as an insult to
It was reported that the Italian initial bid was only 300,000 euros compared to the 160 million euros paid for the men's championship and that BBC ITV's initial bid was only eight percent of what they paid for Qatar. returned tense with just five weeks left Infantino threatened a media blackout unless the big five bids improved, citing a moral and legal problem. obligation to demand more money, the problem has already been resolved; However, Japan, a former World Cup winner and a major market in the Asia Oceana region, has yet to reach an agreement with FIFA. It should be noted that the governing body has attracted a lot of criticism for its handling of the situation, with Guardian writer Susanna Rack highlighting how FIFA had a history of consistently undervaluing all aspects of the women's tournament and former FIFA council member Maya Dodd called out the organization for hypocrisy, saying FIFA should review its combined deals and allocate a fair share to the women's game instead of blackmailing broadcasters.
Another problem that has clouded the preparation is the large losses due to injury. France has been hit hard by the loss of PSG star María Antonieta Katoto and winger León Delfín Cascarino. Canada is missing out on the Janine Becky experience, the United States has lost prolific Leon striker Katarina Macario, while the Netherlands will be without Arsenal star Viviana Midima, but arguably no team has suffered more than England, who is heading to Australia without Beth Mead, Frank Kirby and its captain Leah Williamson. Surprisingly, almost all of the players mentioned have suffered the same injury (a rape or tear in the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee).
It is a problem that plagues women's football, with global figures showing more than 25 players have damaged their ACLS in major competitions over the last 12. For months, Arsenal alone have lost four players after the defender and Austria , the international law of rotten iron, brought Mead Williamson and Medimer to the sidelines, which also caused two-time Ballon d'Or winner Alexis Putaeus to miss most of the season in Barcelona. Shocking figures have revealed that women are up to six times more likely to suffer a non-contact ACL injury than men due to physiological, biological and sporting reasons, but finding a solution to the problem has been slow due to the lack of care they receive. women within sport and exercise science, but In the wake of the World Cup, football is starting to react, almost every major manufacturer has developed women's-specific boots for the tournament in the hope of reducing the injury rate. .
Fortunately, there will still be plenty of big stars in action. Alexis putaeus has recovered. He leads a Spanish team with eight members of Invincible European Champion Barcelona, a team that won all 30 games in its national league, scoring 167 goals and conceding 15. However, Larocha arrives at the tournament just nine months after a mutiny reported against his coach. Jorge Velda, although Vilda was thought to have lost confidence in his players, survived to lead his nation once again. Bookmaker favorites USA head down the line with a team full of talent, the iconic Megan Rapino is ready for One Last Dance For The Stars.
At Stripes at the age of 38, however, all eyes will be on defending champion superstar Alex Morgan with a remarkable record of 121 goals and over 200 caps. Morgan will be focused on the USA. Capturing his fifth World Cup elsewhere Khadijah Shaw will carry the hopes of Jamaica and Manchester. The City striker produced an impressive domestic campaign, scoring 31 goals in 30 games for the Sky Blues and is Jamaica's top scorer with a ridiculous 55 goals in 38 international games in a very competitive group with France and Brazil. Jamaica will want to see it, I'm sure they will have the opportunity. to meet the martyred icon in Australia, who has recovered from his own ACL injury, to travel with Brazil, will be the 37-year-old woman sickened by her parents in a World Cup, but sadly her last Nigerian and Barcelona .
Striker Assisa Oshawala became the first African to be nominated for the Ballon d'Or at the Women's World Cup, Japan will depend on Manchester City star Yui Hasagawa to navigate a standout group stage. Clash against Spain and then there's another Hagerberg returning to the World Cup after the end of her five-year career. -Imposed exile from international football last summer, the Lion striker and all-time leading scorer in the Champions League claimed that the Norwegian Football Federation's treatment of women's football had left her mentally devastated, but her Return is a big boost for the Scandinavians, who often find themselves in the shadow of their neighbor Sweden, however, arguably no player will attract more attention this summer than WSL sensation Sam Kerr, Matilda superstar and golden machine, returns home after another stellar campaign for Chelsea.
He secured a league cup double and scored 29 in the process in group b alongside the Republic of Ireland, Nigeria and Canada, Australia are tits that go a long way and Kerr is determined to inspire the world by telling FIFA that, Hopefully in 20 years people will be talking about the Matildas and what we did, and it will lead England to Serena Weigman's European champions squad. Depleted by injuries and having just tasted their first defeat under the Dutch coach's reign against Australia, Wegman admitted that the team is in transition, but still struck a positive note, telling the BBC that England are among the favorites and that the team still has many strong inclusions.
Chelsea defender Millie Bright recovered from a knee problem just in time to lead the lionesses in Williamson's absence. She was joined in defense by talisman Lucy Bronce, who also battled injury all season. Still, bronze has just claimed a fourth Champions League title this time. Barcelona and the 31-year-old will know that World Cup glory could leave her on the verge of becoming England's greatest ever player. In the midfield there are many returning faces from Euro Triumph 2, including Georgia Stanway Ellatune and the most expensive player in the world, Kira. Walsh also joins the team as Katie Zellum. The Manchester United captain was eliminated from Wegman's European team, but she will finally be born in a major tournament.
Chloe Kelly and Laura Hemp are likely to feature as open players along with Chelsea winger Lauren James and even though Beth Mead is missing. Weigman still has plenty of options in attack - Arsenal's new signing Alessia Russo has been first choice for her country and has just scored 13 goals in her final season at Manchester United - but competition in the England squad means its titular birth is far from certain. Bethany England broke the British transfer record when she moved from Chelsea to Spurs for a quarter of a million pounds in January. Spurs will also be very pleased with their investment as England have scored 12 and 12 in the WSL since the move and then there's Rachel Daley started as a defender for England during the Euros but made a surprising transition to centre-forward over the past year at Aston Villa. 22 goals in 22 games earned her the wsl Golden Boot and could see her leading the line under England.
They will have plenty of firepower and will feel confident that they can get out of a group that includes China and Denmark. They may have fallen in the semi-finals of the last two World Cups, but with bookmakers still backing them as second favorites behind the USA, all eyes will be on them. in the final in Sydney to see if the lionesses can continue making history, so that was our complete
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