The current one is also the year of the World Cup. We remind you that the women’s world football forum will start very soon. This is a grandiose event that takes place every four years. Some of you may know all about the women’s World Championships, while others may even hear about them for the first time. If you belong to the second category, then this guide to the women’s World Football Championships is created for you!

Briefly about the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Let’s start with the main points to gradually bring you up to speed. The women’s World Cup will be attended by teams from 24 countries that have passed the qualifying tournament. All of them will fight for the World Cup. This year, France will be the host country, so it is the French team that will take part in the opening match of the World Cup against the South Korean national team on June 7 at 21:00. 

Be sure to turn on the TV at this time and enjoy an exciting game. We will see 36 matches in the group tournament, which will be held in 9 different cities of France at 9 stadiums with their own unique history. There will be 4 national teams in each group, and the best 2 teams of each group will advance to the playoff stage, as well as 4 teams with the best performance among those who took third places in their groups. Then exciting elimination games will begin, and in the final match, which will take place on July 7, a new women’s world football champion will be determined.

Winners of Women ‘s World Championships

The first ever Women’s World Cup was held in 1991 in China, and it was then, having received the first ever set of gold medals, the U.S. women’s national team began its glorious series of victories, which made them the most titled nation in women’s football. Since 1991, the Women’s World Championships have been held every four years, and this year’s tournament will be the eighth in a row. The teams of 4 countries know the taste of winning the world championship: USA, Norway, Japan and Germany. Moreover, the US national team has won this most honorable trophy three times. But who, in your opinion, will be the next world football champion this summer?

Despite the fact that the composition of participants this year is quite strong, including such record favorites as the USA, Germany, England and France, many strong teams failed to pass through the crucible of qualification. In this context, countries such as Denmark, Switzerland and Belgium should be mentioned. Other teams entered the history of football by qualifying for the world forum for the first time. For example, the Jamaican women’s national team will make its debut at the next World Cup. And in general, there will be enough noteworthy events at the tournament this summer.

Top scorers in the history of women ‘s World Championships

Throughout the history of the women’s World Football Championships, teams from many different countries took part in them, including outstanding scorers, the sharpest players of the offensive line. One of them, of course, is Marta, who currently tops the list of the best scorers of the women’s World Championships. She managed to score 15 goals in 17 matches. Such statistics are really impressive, because in the matches of the most prestigious tournament on the planet, she scored an average of 0.88 goals per match.

Next on this list are such outstanding footballers as Birgit Prinz, Abby Wambach, Michelle Akers and Sun Wen. We have every reason to expect that very soon such recognized scorers as Alex Morgan, Like Martens or someone else will appear on this list, because women’s football is extremely unpredictable…

Heroines of women’s World Championships

There are also many other World Cup participants worthy of mention. And it’s not necessarily those who score a lot of goals. For example, these are playmakers, those creative midfielders whose names are always on the lips of fans. They also often claim to be the best player of the tournament. One of these footballers, whom we recommend you to keep a close eye on at the upcoming tournament, is Norwegian Caroline Graham Hansen. Unfortunately, she missed the last World Cup due to injury, but we are sure that her natural talent and outstanding technique will certainly cause the opponent’s defense some difficulties. Despite the fact that the Norwegian national team is rather perceived by experts as a kind of “dark horse”, it may well upset someone from the “recognized favorites”. Therefore, we have the right to expect a bright performance from Caroline herself and her teammates.

Rising Brazilian star Andressa Alves will also take part in the upcoming championship. She stands out on the field with her outstanding technique and dribbling. By the way, Andressa took part in the final of the women’s Champions League with Barcelona, which took place recently. Perhaps she will be the main opening of the upcoming tournament, since she was included in the team’s application, and together with the legendary Marta and other participants of the Brazilian national team will fight for the world trophy on the fields of France. Another footballer who is definitely worth looking at is Shanice van de Sanden. The Dutch national team with Van de Sanden became European champions two years ago, and, naturally, this talented Dutchwoman plans to “shine” at the next World Cup. Her explosive speed, skill and maneuverability will undoubtedly become a significant problem for all defensive line players.

A few words about the trophy

The winning team of the FIFA Women’s World Cup will raise the grand cup over its head and take possession of the real one. By the way, it was redesigned back in 1998 for the tournament, held a year later, by designer William Savaya. The new design of the trophy embodies the athleticism, dynamism and elegance of women’s football. The cup is made in the form of a spiral strip, on the top of which a football is placed, and the name of the team that won the tournament is engraved on the bottom.

Who will win the women’s World Cup?

Now let’s move on to one of the most discussed topics: “Who will win the World Cup?”. Many of you probably believe that the French hosts of the tournament or the English national team will be the triumphants, who will take the trophy to their islands. In addition to the national teams mentioned above, the German national team, which has many high-class players, should also be included in the list of favorites. If you ask us to single out a team that is worth paying attention to, then personally we would bet on the Netherlands national team. They, as well as Norwegian women, are perceived as “dark horses”, however, with such prominent footballers as Like Martens, Shanice van de Sanden and Vivianne Miedema in the squad, believe me, they can do a lot. Well, as we said earlier, it’s hard to imagine the women’s World Cup without the U.S. national team as the main favorites. They are able to climb to the very top this time, having in their composition an excellent combination of skill, youth and a rich history of victories achieved with the participation of such active players as Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Carly Lloyd.

When does the women’s World Cup start?

The first match of the tournament between the national team of the host country (France) and South Korea will be held on June 7 at 21:00 at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris. So, don’t forget to turn on the local sports TV channel at this time.

This was our complete guide to the Women’s World Cup, which we hope has successfully prepared you for this significant event of the upcoming summer. Follow the news on the Unisport portal in the coming weeks, and you will get even more interesting information about the upcoming tournament!

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