Group stage first round matches 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup The end has come, but do not be afraid; Still a lot of games left to play.
We asked our panel of football experts here at Fox Sports which of the remaining group stage matches they’re most excited about – here’s what they had to say:
Which group stage match haven’t we seen, are you most excited about?
carl lloyd, France,Brazil, France have gained more confidence from their newly appointed manager Hervé Renard. Brazil is on the rise at the moment and has a number of players who are in good shape for their clubs and for Brazil.
alexey lalas, Eight debutants play in each game. It is great to see the pride and joy on the faces of these players. Their mere presence can help inspire, motivate and energize cultures that traditionally do not view women’s sports as deserving of attention or resources.
Stu Holden, America,Netherlands, As a rematch of 2019 final, I feel it will be a close and exciting match. This is a good early test for the USWNT and where we’ll find out if they have what it takes for a 3-peat.
Leslie Osborne: US-Netherlands. A lot has changed for both the teams since 2019. Who will come out on top?
Jimmy Conrad: spain,Japan, Spain has back-to-back Ballon d’Or winners, alexia putellasJapan has one of the best young players in the world as a 19-year-old youngster in the squad after missing 10 months due to an ACL tear. maya humanowho goes Chelsea next session. They are both the real thing. But this is at the player level. At the team level, Spain have the talent to win this tournament, but off the field there are some major disruptions due to their federation and coaching.
Meanwhile, after winning the World Cup in 2011 and being finalists in 2015, Japan crashed out at the Round of 16 in 2019, so they will be looking to re-establish their reputation as one of the world’s best.
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Littman Lake, US-Netherlands. What could be better than a rematch of the 2019 World Cup final in the group stage?
Doug McIntyre, US-Netherlands. Not only is this a rematch of the 2019 final, I don’t remember the Americans ever having a more meaningful first round at the World Cup. If the USWNT loses, they will almost certainly finish second in the group. And you know the Dutch are ready after what happened in France four years ago.
martin rogers, Apart from US-Netherlands I will also go to Australia-Canada. One of the hosts will take on the Olympic champions, which both teams will be desperate to win as finishing second in the group could mean a Round of 16 encounter. england,
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