TEAM USA READY TO DEFEND WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TROPHY
The United States Women’s National Soccer Team will try to pull off the rare feat of winning back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cups, but a few other teams from the Americas and the world will be trying to stop them.
Six teams from the Americas are competing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup that begins June 7 in France. The tournament marks the first time France has hosted the world’s top women’s soccer event.
Two teams from the Americas are in Group C, with Brazil continuing their stretch of World Cup appearances to eight, and Jamaica competing in its first Women’s World Cup in history. Brazil, currently ranked 10th in the world, is seeking its first ever championship, while Jamaica is ready to capitalize on its first trip to the tournament. Brazil and Jamaica will square off against one another on June 9, and will play matches against Australia and Italy in the Group Stage.
In Group D, Argentina will have a difficult time advancing to the Knockout Stage of the tournament while competing in its first World Cup since 2007. Argentina is in a group with 2015 runner-up Japan and 2015 semifinalist England, as well as the team from Australia.
The Host Nation of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Canada, is the sole representative of the Americas in Group E. Canada, currently ranked 5th in the world, is competing in its 7th straight World Cup and will seek to improve on the quarterfinal finish by the team in 2015. Cameroon, New Zealand and Netherlands will try to prevent Canada from advancing from the Group Stage.
In Group F, the defending champions from the United States are joined by Chile, Thailand and Sweden. While the United States has won three World Cups, they have never won back-to-back championships and hope to become the first team in history to do so. On the other hand, Chile is qualifying for its first Women’s World Cup in history and is currently ranked 39th in the world.
The 24-team tournament begins on June 7 and concludes on July 7. Panam Sports wishes success to every team from the Americas competing in the world’s most exciting soccer tournament.
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