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FIFA Womens World Cup: New Comers

This year six national sides are set to make their debut at the Women's World Cup this year in Canada.

There's just over 3 weeks left until the Women's World Cup in Canada. This year there are six new comers, below we take a look at each.


This year Thailand face a tough prospect against Germany and Norway and fellow new comers Ivory Coast in group B. Although Nuengrutai Srathongvian, has attempted to improve the sides play, by encouraging a quick passing game which may prove effective against the more established sides.

Ivory Coast

Being placed in Group B is also a daunting task for Clementine Toure's side. The side face one of women's footballs toughest teams, Germany. The focus for the Ivory Coast will be their defensive work which helped them reach the competition. If they are able to stick to their tactics and defensive planning they could well cause some shocks in the group.


A defensive minded team, which has prevailed against the odds. Ngachu Enow led the team to the London 2012 Olympics, the first time the side qualified for the competition and now leads his side to the World Cup in Canada. The main forward that will cause other sides in group C sides to worry is clinical striker Gaelle Enganamouit.


The benefit to the Swiss side is many of their players have played abroad, with players who have played in the world cup before. Allowing them to develop the strong mentality to keep the side in the competition. Martina Voss-Tecklenburg has won big trophies as manager including the Uefa Women's Championship. Meaning mentality will be what Switzerland will be hoping to rely on to get them through the group stages.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica have recently had a large intake of youth players. Hoping that youth will beat experience. However, they have weighed this up with 29 year old Shirley Cruz and Katherine Alvarado. By the promising talent that arose during their Under 17s World Cup last year the side will hope to surprise the other clubs at the World Cup.


Vanessa Arauz's team have opted for tactical discipline to help them in their first World Cup tournament. The team's style of play allows the starting 11 to be completely changed and still play with similar conviction. The stand out players for the side are Goalkeeper Shirley Berruz and defender Nancy Aguilar.

Overall each of the new sides have something different to offer and that will make the 2015 World Cup even more interesting.

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