Published: Wed, June 12, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

5 players to watch at the Women's World Cup

5 players to watch at the Women's World Cup

Kaylyn and Carmelina break down the everything else you need to know ahead of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in the video above.

France and South Korea meet Friday in FIFA Women's World Cup at Parc des Princes. But the event in France offers a rich array of talent and a fabulous platform on which to exhibit it.

Sinclair, 35, is the most experienced player in Canadian soccer with 281 worldwide appearances. She now plays for Lyon and has been the French player of the year for the past two seasons. The prize pool for Russian Federation 2018 was US$400 million, which was an increase of US$42 million from the previous World Cup.

Le Sommer, 30, scored 21 goals as Lyon retained the Division 1 Feminine league title for the 13th straight year and triumphed in Europe for the fourth year in a row. While the total is double the prize money for the 2015 Women's World Cup, it is a fraction of the $400 million in prize money for last year's men's World Cup, of which $38 million went to champion France.

Iwabuchi is poised to have a great impact in France after starring in her country's triumph at last year's Asian Cup, in which she was named Most Valuable Player. If Canada finishes first or second in its group, it will likely avoid the United States until the final. Anything is possible, from a third World Cup title to another early exit.

Her experience will provide a steadying influence for the young squad Asako Takakura is taking to France, with 19 year-old forwards Riko Ueki and Jun Endo making their first appearances at a major tournament.

TOO MANY TOURNAMENTS: FIFA has also been criticized for scheduling the World Cup final on the same day as the Copa America final in Rio and the CONCACAF Gold Cup final in Chicago.

Marozsan suffered a pulmonary embolism - a blocked blood vessel in her lung - last summer but capped her comeback by scoring the opener in Lyon's 4-1 thrashing of Barcelona in the Champions League final.

According to the PFA, should pay increases continue in this manner for female players, it will take until 2039 until men and women are on equal pay.

The telecast of Women's World Cup in India will be on Sony Pictures network.

Known for her mazy dribbles and accurate shooting, she will likely be used as an impact substitute to bamboozle exhausted legs for a team stacked with experienced attacking talent.

"The PFA expressly reserves the rights of the players to have this matter resolved through appropriate means including mediation and arbitration", the letter, addressed to FIFA's Chief Officer for Women's Football Sarai Bareman, said. "It's been three years since the last Olympics and we have an incredible squad, we believe in ourselves, we have high expectations", Schmidt said.

Who qualified for the Women's World Cup? .

Carli Lloyd scored three goals in the first 16 minutes to help give the Americans a 5-2 victory over Japan for their third overall World Cup title, most for any nation since the tournament was introduced in 1991.

Brazil forward Marta has returned to training after recovering from a left thigh injury, five days before the team plays its opening match at the Women's World Cup.

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