It’s finally here. The long-awaited FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 has finally arrived, with two games already underway as the two hosting teams, Australia and New Zealand, attain a win each. The madness that was the FIFA World Cup 2022 created immense hype for this World Cup, as seen by the sheer craze of fans after both tight games ended in each host-side winning. The 32 teams playing this year consist of eight debuting teams: Zambia, Ireland, Morocco, Haiti, the Philippines, Panama, Portugal, and Vietnam. Of those 32 countries, here’s a prediction of the four most eligible teams to be the triumphant ones on the 20th of August.
Having won the last FIFA Women’s World Cup, the USA are definitely amongst the favourites, if not the favourite of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. It comes as no surprise, with them being strong contenders to lift the cup at the end of the tournament. Courtesy of their notorious valiance, the USA has a fighting chance to defend their previous winning title. With a rich history of victory and success combined with talent for ages along with emerging ones, the former champions will do their utmost best to retain their title. Being the most successful team in FIFA Women’s World Cup history is no easy title to uphold, but with players they currently consist of, it feels all too easy for the USA to snatch the ultimate win for a third time in a row. Prolific strikers like Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe’s precision and vast skill set, and Julie Ertz tenacity and strong mindset are not to be written off in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
Germany’s chance at a rebound:
Germany has the opportunity to go all the way in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 with their long history of producing exceptional players and winning squad combinations. Having been sent off early in the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, this German side will be back stronger than ever with the burning passion of a thousand suns and thousands of fans backing them during this journey. Having a team consisting of the raw talent of midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsán and her creativity and innovation will benefit Germany throughout. Along with that, the emerging talent of midfielder Lena Oberdof with her level-headedness and impressive defensive capabilities. Not to mention the outstanding captain and striker Alexandra Popp who will be looking to win her country their third Women’s World Cup this FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 with her attacking play and glorious goal scoring abilities.
Possessing the advantage of playing at home in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, Australia will do anything and everything possible for a first World Cup win on home soil. Known for having immense talent and aggressive play, the Matildas make the list of contenders for the win in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. Hugely being able to benefit from the crowd support at home and the knowledge of playing conditions, the Matilda’s have a win all laid out on a silver platter for them. Winning their first game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in the match against Ireland, the tone and standard of play has been set, and they will aim to continue on this veracious path for victory.
Having completed the first game on the winning end without their captain and main striker, Sam Kerr, due to a calf injury, Australia has proven to be a strong side straight off the bat. Who knows how robust this team may be once Sam Kerr is back into the side? Consistent performers such as forward Caitlin Foord and left-back Steph Catley will undoubtedly aid in the tenure of Australia’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, courtesy of their wits, skillfully, and match-winning abilities. The Matildas will look to make history, trying absolutely everything they’ve hidden up their sleeves to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 for the first time for Australia.
The Dutch? Very much:
The runners up of 2019 will surely bring in their A-game to conclude unfinished business from the last World Cup in this FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. As proven in 2019, the Dutch are without a doubt capable of competing at the highest levels of this game as a result of their well-coordinated team and talent-filled squad. The Netherlands will aim to imply similar tactics as the last World Cup, but a bit refined of course to truly end as the conquerors.
Vivianne Miedema, one of the top goal scorers in women’s football, and an instrumental asset in the Dutch squad, the striker can single-handedly win her team conclusive wins. The proficient winger and pouncing midfielder crowned ‘Best player at the 2017 FIFA Women’s World Cup,’ Lieke Martens will play a monumental role in the World Cup 2023 for the Netherlands. Not just her, but the winger known for her agility and quickness, Shanice van de Sanden will unequivocally put on a performance for her country and portray that talent to the world in this FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
Everything can happen in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023:
Whichever team ends on the runner-up end and whichever on the winning end on the 20th of August 2023, the day of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 final, it will affirmatively be a ripper of a tournament, 32 teams, each with individual tactics, ideas, and strategies; for the world to witness throughout the tournament.
The four teams mentioned above may be among the most successful throughout the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, but that certainly does not mean the 28 other teams deserve to be written off so easily. Everything is possible, maybe one of the debuting teams will end up with the noble cup held tightly to their chest! Gather your friends, get your popcorn out, find yourself a seat in front of the TV, and watch the journey unravel right before your very own eyes.
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