The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is underway in New Zealand and Australia as the two host nations. The champions of this year’s edition will take home $10.5 million from total prize money of $152 million.
There have been several impressive teams in the first round of group stages. Banyana Banyana scored first against 3rd-ranked Sweden, Japan, and Germany trashed African teams (Zambia and Morocco).
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Currently, the German Woman’s national team rank second in the world rankings and had an incredible start to the tournament, trashing Morroco 6-0 in the opening match of Group H. Having exited the tournament in the quarter-finals in 2019, and being the finalists in UEFA European Women’s championship have a lot to prove in this year FIFA Wome’s World Cup edition.
The English women’s team are coming in this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup as the raining champions of European Women’s football. Ranking 4th in the world rankings, losing 2-1 to Sweden for the 3rd place in the previous FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, England have improved ever since. They beat Luxembourg 10-0 in the FIFA Women’s qualifiers in 2021.
Sweden opened their 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign against South Africa in Group G. The Swedish side showed experience and character in that match, after conceding first they controlled the game and ended up winning 2-1 in the dying minutes of the game. In their preparation for the World Cup, they hammered Georgia 15-0 away from home, the Swedish side is ranking 3rd in the world rankings.
Japan have already qualified for the last sixteen, after their win against Costa Rica yesterday. The Japanese side were the World champions in 2011 and runners-up in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup edition. They were unbeaten from 2022, until 2023 when they were playing Brazil in the SheBelieves Cup.
The defending Champions have won the FIFA Women’s World Cup four times, making them the most successful team and the favourites to win the tournament. USA have proven timelessly why they are the best in the world women’s football, having been dominant for close to a decade now. Their last defeat was five years ago, on the 19th of January 2019, beaten 3-1 by France away from home.