Will it come to a showdown between defending champions Team Japan and powerhouse Team USA, two-time World Cup winners and gold medalists at the 2012 Olympic Games? Or will Team Canada make the most of their home-field advantage and stage a surprise upset? Expanded to include twenty-four national teams, the seventh FIFA Women’s World Cup promises more jaw-dropping plays and heart-stopping drama than ever before. Whether you’ll be in the stands or watching at home, you’ll want to keep this fun and informative guidebookauthorized by FIFA, the governing body of world soccerclose at hand.
Incisive team profiles, with biographies of the coaches and star players
Insider’s briefing on the tournament rules and venues, and a review of the qualifying rounds
History of the FIFA Women’s World Cup
Tournament statistics, a quiz, fill-in bracketsand more!
Author: Nancy Parker
Nancy Parker is a five time Emmy Award winning journalist and seven time Emmy nominee who has spent almost twenty five years covering news in South Louisiana. She has anchored every prime time newscast at WVUE FOX8 during her twenty year tenure in New Orleans.