We are now 19 days away from the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015!! With all of the excitement building up, we've made a list of players to look out for during this highly anticipated tournament.
Christine Sinclair, CANADA
At age 31, Sinclair is the all-time leader in goals scored for the Canadian National Team. Although behind USA forward Amy Wambach with 151 goals in total, she is an extremely strong player. She has had a mass of experience playing in clubs such as FC Gold Pride, Western New York Flash, Portland Thorns FC and also International for the Canadian National Team. Definitely worth a watch!
Abby Wambach, US
Having debuted for the USA in 2001, Abby Wambach is considered one of the most dangerous goal scorers in the world, holding the all-time international scoring record. She has scored an incredible total of 182 goals for the USA alone, and is certainly one to keep your eye out for as the World Cup commences.
Fara Williams, ENGLAND
Considered as one of England's leading players, Williams is a consistent goalscorer with 37 international goals and over 130 caps (a team record). Fara Williams' senior debut was in 2002 and has amassed over 100 appearances for England. She may not be the biggest or the strongest force to reckon with in this World Cup, but she will certainly be a fascinating play to watch out for.
Marie-Laure Delie, FRANCE
Delie is probably the most dangerous member of the French team – the striker has scored the second most goals ever for France's Women's National Football Team. Marie-Laure Delie has spent most of her sporting career with Montepellier, but transferred to Paris Saint-Germain in July 2013. She will playing alongside 5 other PSG players on the National Team this summer.
Nadine Angerer, GERMANY
This goalkeeper for the Germany team made international debut in 1996, but did not become the starting goalkeeper for the national team until the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup – here, she played a massive part in the team's success as they won the tournament. She has proved herself a consistent and important player for the Women's National team, leading Germany to 2 European Championships and 1 World Cup.
Marta Viera da Silva (more commonly known as Marta) joined the International team 13 years ago at the age of 16. She has earned championships as a member of 6 different clubs, has become the face of Brazilian Women's Soccer, and conceivably the face of Women's Soccer as a whole. Marta is Brazil's #1 goal scorer of all time, between both the women's and the men's national teams, so keep an eye out for this talent throughout the World Cup!
Yuki Ogimi, JAPAN
Yuki Ogimi made her debut in the Japanese National Team in 2004. Despite all of her years of experience within the team, she has been said to have the potential to become a breakout player throughout this tournament, and perhaps even become a household name. As a member of Japan WNFT, she represented them in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, in which they defeated the US in the final. It will be interesting to see how she performs in this World Cup, so remember the name Yuki Ogimi!
Christen Press, US
Well, we thought we'd leave you with another North American player. Breakout player Christen Press; a name you should certainly accustom yourself with this World Cup. This will be the first time in which Press is receiving serious minutes at a major tournament and she's coming into it in good shape, having scored a handful of goals. She will be one to watch and witness her budding talent!
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