Why The Women’s World Cup Is Must-Watch
They’d barely handed over the trophies to finish the end of the club season before things were underway for a packed summer of soccer – and the main draw has just kicked off. Whether you were won over by the events in Canada four years ago, have been a follower since its beginnings in the 90s, or are watching for the very first time, there’s one thing you need to know; the FIFA Women’s World Cup is absorbing stuff.
The BBC are leading the way for coverage in these parts, so Virgin TV 108 and 109 are the spots you’ll see all the action – and we’re already on the edge of our seats! Why? Well, we’d be here all night to give you all the reasons why; let’s start with these…
IT’S A WORLD CUP
While we love the men’s World Cup, it’s not quite the global contest it’s always made out to be; every winner has been from Europe or South America. The women’s tournament is different; while the likes of Germany and Brazil might be found near the top table, it also includes the likes of the USA and Japan. There’s nothing quite like a bit of diversity when it comes to contenders – making this a cracking contest to watch unfold!
IT’S A WORLD CUP (PART TWO)
Look, we’re all for a bit of tennis every now and then – but they have four major tournaments a year. It’s the same deal with golf – who even throw a few more into the mix – while athletics have made their World Championships an every-two-years type of deal. If you want the highest stakes and the biggest tournaments, then this is the sort of thing to fit the bill!
ENGLAND ARE THERE…
…and anytime that our nearest and dearest neighbours are involved, you can be sure there’ll be something worth watching! Another former mainstay of the men’s defence is the manager this time – Phil Neville the current boss of the Lionesses – and they, like their men’s counterparts, have a semi-final appearance at the most recent tournament to build on. Could football be coming home? There’s only one way to find out!
THE STARS ARE OUT
Even if you’ve not followed the tournament in previous years, you’ll likely know a few of the big hitters; Brazilian striker Marta, long regarded the finest female player to ever pull on boots, or Carli Lloyd, scorer of a halfway line screamer in the 2015 final. Well, add in the likes of Australia starlet Sam Kerr, French phenom Amandine Henry, and German hero Dzsenifer Marozsán, and you’ve got a line-up of players to leave any fan agog.
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