The Women’s World Cup, taking place in France this year, has provided some exciting games, shock results and record-breaking television views. What The Sport takes a look at some key players to watch out for as we enter the knock out stages.
Hina Sugita – Japan midfielder
A tidy and neat player with great awareness for her age.
Sam Kerr – Australia striker
A lot of pressure on the girl from down under as she tries to replicate her US success on the international stage. Kerr scored four in one game in this tournament so far.
Lindsey Horan – USA midfielder
A rock for Paris Saint-Germain and a rock for her country. Horan is even more impressive considering how good her team mates are.
Amandine Henry – France defensive midfielder
Henry’s control of the midfield is unrivalled in the women’s game. Likened to her countryman N’golo Kante, Henry will be hoping to replicate the success of the men’s team in the last World Cup.
Fran Kirby – England Forward
The Chelsea forward is regarded as one of the best in England. She has also been praised for inspiring back story that has made her a fan favourite in England.
Lucy Bronze – England right-back
Now considered the best right back in the world. Bronze helped her team to three successive wins in the tournament so far.
Marta – Brazil forward
Marta needed no introduction when the 33 year old netted her 17th World Cup goal this tournament. That’s a record for both the men’s and the women’s game.