Team Guide and Players to Watch at the 2015 Women’s World Cup

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Written by: Danielle Lazarus, Johnny Salinas, Dylan Newman, Aissa Huysmans, Connor Shannahan, and Helena Wang

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For the 2015 Women’s World Cup Guide, the six of us divided up the groups to give a comprehensive review of every single team that is playing in this particular tournament. Not a lot is known about every single one of these teams, so we thought this would be a good way to give a brief history, introduction and what to expect of the teams.

In addition to creating a compelling profile of every team, we have also created a short blurb on what we predict each group’s outcome will be. This will be based on the research we have gathered on each team.

We also selected one or two players from each of the 24 participating national teams who we believe is the “player to watch” for their respective country. With six contributors to this project, each profile will be different from one another. We have also chosen a wide variety of players, ranging from forwards to defenders, veterans to young stars, and super stars to unknowns.

We hope you enjoy reading about these 24 teams and their respective “player to watch” and that this will be a great introduction to the 2015 World Cup participants.

Group A

Canada (English) (Français)

China

New Zealand

Netherlands

Prediction: From top to bottom – Canada, Netherlands, China, New Zealand

Group B

Germany

Cote D’Ivoire (English) (Français)

Norway

Thailand

Prediction: From top to bottom – Germany, Norway, Thailand, Cote d’Ivoire 

Group C

Japan

Switzerland

Cameroon (English) (Français)

Ecuador

Prediction: From top to bottom – Japan, Switzerland, Ecuador, Cameroon

Group D

USA

Australia

Sweden

Nigeria

Prediction: From top to bottom – USA, Sweden, Nigeria, Australia

Group E

Brazil (English) (Español)

South Korea

Spain (English) (Español)

Costa Rica

Prediction: From top to bottom – Brazil, South Korea, Spain, Costa Rica

Group F

France (English) (Français)

England

Colombia (English) (Español)

Mexico

Prediction: From top to bottom – France, England, Colombia, Mexico 

How to cite this article: “Team Guide and Players to Watch at the 2015 Women’s World Cup” Written by Danielle Lazarus, Johnny Salinas, Dylan Newman, Aissa Huysmans, Connor Shannahan, and Helena Wang (2015), World Cup 2015 Guide, Soccer Politics Blog, Duke University, http://sites.duke.edu/wcwp/world-cup-guides/world-cup-2015-guide/players-to-watch-at-the-2015-womens-world-cup/ (accessed on (date)).


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2 thoughts on “Team Guide and Players to Watch at the 2015 Women’s World Cup

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  2. Laurent Dubois

    This is all looking very good as I’m going through the pages. A few things I’m noticing: though you are doing pretty well at indicating sources for images, it would be great if you can make all the images click to the original source and make them thumbnail size (I’ve done this already in the Canada page) if they are not licensed for re-use. In addition, you need to improve the navigation from the sub-pages, adding links (ideally at the top and bottom of each page) to bring people back to this main page, since the side-bar menu isn’t always that evident for people. I’d just put a big bold link at the top and bottom of every sub-page that says “Return to the Main Players to Watch Page” or something like that.

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