Who will have a tournament to remember in Australia/New Zealand
As the Womens World Cup in New Zealand and Australia is on the horizon we look at the players who will light up the tournament. This tournament will be filled with stars who will light up the tournament. USA will also hope to retain their title and once again they have a star studded squad. There are also many new stars to look out for this time around like Smith, Hegerberg and others. Futbol Mundial brings you the five best players who are tipped to lead their side to glory.
Will Morgan star in her last World Cup
The first player that is tipped to have a great World Cup is Alex Morgan. Morgan will be participating in her fourth world cup. She has nine goals in all her four world cup appearances. She will be fired up this time around to guide her team to a third successive tournament and make history. So far this season in nine matches she has 5 goals and 2 assists. The USWNT veteran will hope to make the USA the first team to win the prize three consecutive times. Along with Smith and Rapinoe USWNT are the strong favorites for the World Cup.
Sam Kerr hopes to take Australia as far as possible
The Australian world player of the year in 2019 Sam Kerr will play her second world cup. She contributed 23 goals and 5 assists this season. She managed to guide Chelsea to the semi-finals this season. Unfortunately Australia failed to make a mark in the 2019 womens world cup. She will be hoping to turn the tables for Australia this time around. She is aware that she will have a lot of challenges to overcome but she will be determined to take Australia as far as possible and maybe even lead them to glory.
Putellas will hope to have an injury free campaign and guide Spain to glory at the World Cup
The two time ballondor winner Alexia Putellas will be playing her first world cup. The two time ballondor winner missed out on the Euros campaign last year. She lead Barcelona to Champions League glory this year and will be determined to fire Spain to glory as well. Along with the likes of Hermoso and Redondo La Roja have plenty of reasons to be confident of going all the way. She will hope to keep her injuries behind to thrive at her best for Spain. When Putellas is at her best she is a major threat and hard to stop.
Smith hoping to guide USWNT to their third successive tournament in her first World Cup
Sophie Smith is another rising star set to make her 2023 World Cup debut. With 6 goals and 5 assists in 11 appearances in the NWSL Smith will be fired up without a doubt. Sophia Smith scores an average of 0.56 goals every 90 minutes. She will be hoping to guide the favorites to glory in Australia/New Zealand. With Swanson’s injury keeping her out of the World Cup it will prove to be a big injury and Smith and co will have to cope without her. The US Female Soccer player of the year is only getting started and will want to help the USWNT achieve glory.
A goal machine in Hegerberg will be one to watch at the World Cup
The Norwegian guided Lyon to five successive titles in the Champions League. Hegerberg missed out on the Womens World Cup in 2019 but will be determined to get back and guide Norway as far as possible. The 2018 Ballondor Winner has proved that at her best she can be absolutely unstoppable. Her 13 goals in the 2015-16 season helped Lyon win the Champions League trophy in her second season. With the likes of Reiten and Graham Hansen they will definitely be fancying their chances. If Norway can make it to the 2019 World Cup quarterfinals without Hegerberg they will definitely be filled with confidence knowing she is there now.