Because this is a Women’s World Cup year, I have decided to countdown to the tournament by providing a short soccer/fitness related preview of each of the 24 participating nations. In this instalment, I will look at England, who are making their fourth appearance at the Women’s World Cup (in each of the previous three times they entered the tournament, they reached the Quarter-finals) . England have been drawn in Group F, along with Colombia, France, and Mexico. They will play their first match against France on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015.
England have been a consistently solid team in the Women’s World Cup, as evidenced by their three previous Quarter-final appearances. This year, they had an excellent qualifying campaign, winning their group while scoring 52 goals and conceding just 1. This strong defence will be put to the test in their first match against one of the pre-tournament favourites (and leading scorers in European qualification), France. It remains to be seen if they can use this combination of good defence and efficient attack to get past the Quarter-final stage at this year’s tournament. We will have to wait and see what happens in 1 month’s time.
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