Who to watch out for at the Women’s World Cup


The PFA have launched a website (www.ourgoalisnow.com) outlining the campaign's aims and instructing women's players how to participate.

"FIFA should reward female and male players equally because it is the right thing to do", the campaign states.

Marta is playing in her fifth World Cup, She has also played in four Olympics for Brazil, but so far, a championship has eluded her in both tournaments.

The 23-player squad hosted neighbours Switzerland in their final test before the World Cup at the Stadio Paolo Mazza, in Ferrara. She joins a legendary list of players to have played in four World Cups for the U.S. Kristine Lilly (6), Christie Rampone (5), Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Brianna Scurry, Shannon Boxx, and Abby Wambach are the others.

Thailand cemented their place in the 2019 Women's World Cup when they reached the semi-finals of the AFC Women's Asian Cup, where they finished fourth. While this may be four years too early, South Korea did show last tournament that you shouldn't sleep on this bunch. A world title at home would round out the 30-year-old's résumé nicely.

On Tuesday, worldwide players' union FIFPro issued a statement in support of the PFA.

SAMANTHA KERR, Australia: There are few players, if any, that are as dynamic as Kerr with the ball.

- As the Women's World Cup 2019 kicks off in France on June 7, All eyes will be on group F. The top-ranked team in the group, The United States, faces off against Chile (a team that is making its worldwide debut), Thailand (making their second appearance) and Sweden who just might stand a chance since beating the us team in the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.

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-Lloyd, 36, is the oldest player on the roster and the only one to have now made four World Cup teams.

FIFA, soccer's global governing body, says prize money for the 2022 men's World Cup will be $440 million.

United States Alex Morgan, Lauren Holiday, Abby Wambach and Whitney Engen celebrate winning the World Cup following the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final match between US and Japan at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada.

The PFA first raised the issue with Federation Internationale de Football Association in letter past year after the increased prize money was announced. The United States Women's National team will begin its defense of the 2015 title the following Tuesday, June 11th at Stade Auguste-Delaune against Thailand.

"You're always going into these major tournaments wanting to win the World Cup, I think all teams want to say that", Scott said. "This will at least address the exacerbation of FIFA's discriminatory conduct", the PFA letter said.

After failing to gain support from Federation Internationale de Football Association, they've turned their their private campaign into a public call to arms, launching a website - ourgoalisnow.com - on the eve of the tournament. She was the youngest player on the 2011 World Cup team, scoring a goal in the final match against Japan.

The union is "determined to making real and lasting progress on behalf of them", FIFPro said.

FIFA is hosting its first "Women's Football Convention" in Paris on June 6-7 where it said leaders from the world of sports and politics will discuss the development and empowerment of women in soccer.

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