The Women’s World Cup 2023 promises to be the biggest and best yet.
The United States is again the favourite to win the women’s World Cup 2023, which begins early Thursday morning on the East Coast, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. However, many other nations also have a strong chance of victory. Here is a summary of some of the finest World Cup wagering teams and other options.
The United States is the overwhelming frontrunner to win the Women’s World Cup 2023. They are ranked number one on the globe. They are the reigning world champions, having won the World Cup in France in 2019 and again in 2015. In addition, they have won the most world championships (4). Its roster includes Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, and Rose Lavelle, making it the most formidable opponent.
After succumbing in the semifinals in 2015 and again in 2019, the Lionesses ultimately reached the Women’s Euro 2022 final and won the tournament. Now, they will attempt to reach the World Cup final. However, they will not be at peak strength: Captain Leah Williamson tore her ACL in April, offensive midfielder Fran Kirby underwent knee surgery in May, and striker Beth Mead, who will be the player of the tournament at Euro 2022, tore her ACL late last year and will miss the remainder of the season.
After more than a year of controversy, it appears that Jorge Vilda has turned things around. The squad has lost fifteen athletes, including several prominent members. Alexia Putellas, a two-time Ballon d’Or winner, is also on the squad now that she has recovered from an injury sustained while preparing for Euro 2022.
In the final of Euro 2022, England defeated France, a two-time World Cup champion. Lena Oberdorf, a 21-year-old defender, is participating in her second World Cup. She was selected as the finest junior player at Euro 2022. Germany’s 3-2 loss to Zambia in their final World Cup preparation game is cause for concern, and it appears the Germans will face another favourite, England, in the quarterfinals. However, could this be Germany’s opportunity to regain its favourite spot?
Les Bleus have only advanced past the World Cup quarter-finals once in four attempts, but they have a 5-0-1 record in six games this season despite the turmoil that led to the dismissal of Corinne Diacre in March. France’s commander, Wendie Renard, is a world-class defensive defender, and France’s all-time leading scorer, Eugénie Le Sommer, has returned after being left off the Euro 2022 team.
Other Teams To Look Forward To women’s World Cup 2023
Switzerland is in the same division as World Cup co-host New Zealand and first-time participant Philippines, so they may not receive much attention. They are participating in the event a second time. In 2015, they were defeated by Canada. Since last year, Inka Grings has been the team’s manager. He has made immediate adjustments, frequently placing four players in the back line.
When they compete in Group B, Nigeria will be participating in the World Cup for the seventh time. Along with co-host Australia, gold-medal-winning Canada, and newcomer Ireland, the competition is fierce. However, the team will be motivated to perform better in this competition because they have only twice previously advanced to the elimination stages. Additionally, they are attempting to claim their fifth World Cup in program history.
Zambia is still coping with the aftermath of the incident involving head coach Bruce Mwape, who is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct. At the Olympics in Tokyo two years ago, the Copper Queens received a great deal of attention, and most people still recall them. They will be one of eight nations making their debut at the 2023 World Cup.
Forward Barbra Banda scored six goals at the Olympics and will play a crucial role in the offence. Zambia is in a difficult division with Spain, Japan, and Costa Rica, but this leaves room for surprises. As they advance to the group stage, they must shore up their defence, but they can expand upon their recent 3-2 victory over Germany.
They are in a tough division with England, Denmark, and China, so we would label them long shots rather than dark horses. In the wake of a sexual abuse scandal, FIFA banned a number of high-ranking officials, including former president Yves Jean-Bart. Despite issues off the field, the team has demonstrated both aptitude and character on the way to the game.
Portugal is another World Cup debutante that could pose problems in the group stage. They will begin their World Cup campaign against another UEFA team, the Netherlands. They will then face Vietnam, another team making its début at the World Cup, and conclude group play against the United States. They are ranked 21st in the world but had to compete in inter-confederation qualifiers to qualify for their first World Cup.
The Reggae Girlz are the first team from the island to qualify for the World Cup in consecutive years. They are another team that has issues with the league, such as not having enough money or assistance with pre-tournament training sessions. Their coach is Lorne Donaldson, and Bunny Shaw is in command of the offence.
Argentina will be participating in their fourth World Cup, and they have a strong chance of advancing to the quarter-final stages for the first time. They were allowed to participate because they placed third at the Copa America Femenina 2022. They can advance to the next round if they defeat Italy, South Africa, and the group’s favourite, Sweden.
After placing second at the 2019 Copa America Femenina, Colombia will compete in its third World Cup. They have been placed in Group H with Germany, South Korea, and Morocco. All teams’ recent performances could render the group stage uncertain, which could be advantageous for Colombia.