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    England

    Goalkeepers: Karen Bardsley (Man City), Mary Earps (Wolfsburg, DEU), Carly Telford (Chelsea)
    Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Lyon, FRA), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash, USA), Alex Greenwood (Man Utd), Steph Houghton (captain, Man City), Abbie McManus (Man City), Demi Stokes (Man City) Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
    Midfielders: Karen Carney (Chelsea), Jade Moore (Reading), Jill Scott (Man City), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City), Georgia Stanway (Man City), Keira Walsh (Man City)
    Forwards: Toni Duggan (Barcelona, ESP) Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Man City), Jodie Taylor (Reign, USA), Ellen White (Birmingham City)

    Coach: Phil Neville (♂)


    Most notable absentee - Izzy Christiansen, who was a racing certainty to be picked up until breaking her ankle playing for England in the SheBelieves Cup. Christiansen should be full fit by the time the tournament starts, but with others also having recent knocks (Bright, Kirby) it feels like too much of a risk, I guess. Presumably she is on standby, though.

    Oh and Eni Aluko, Lianne Sanderson and Drew Spence. None of those three have played in quite a while now...
    Last edited by Janik; 11-05-2019, 01:24.

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    So, is there a way of making the mars symbol appear on this board?

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      #3
      France

      Goalkeepers: Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Arsenal, ENG), Sarah Bouhaddi (Lyon), Solčne Durand (Guingamp)
      Defenders: Julie Debever (Guingamp), Marion Torrent (Montpellier), Aďssatou Tounkara (Atlético Madrid, ESP), Amel Majri (Lyon), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Griedge Mbock Bathy (Lyon), Čve Périsset (Paris SG), Sakina Karchaoui (Montpellier)
      Midfielders: Maéva Clémaron (Fleury), Élise Bussaglia (Dijon), Gaëtane Thiney (Paris FC), Amandine Henry (Lyon), Grace Geyoro (Paris SG), Charlotte Bilbault (Paris FC)
      Forwards: Valérie Gauvin (Montpellier), Delphine Cascarino (Lyon), Kadidiatou Diani (Paris SG), Eugénie Le Sommer (Lyon), Viviane Asseyi (Bordeaux), Emelyna Laurent (Lyon)

      Coach: Corrine Diacre

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        #4
        Norway

        Goalkeepers: Oda Bogstad (Arna-Bjřrnar), Cecilie Fiskerstrand (LSK Kvinner), Ingrid Hjelmseth (Stabćk)
        Defenders: Stine Hovland (Viking South Utsira Sandviken [/Xpert11 joke]), Cecilie Kvamme (Sandviken), Maren Mjelde (Chelsea, ENG), Maria Thirisdottir (Chelsea, ENG), Ingrid Wold (LSK Kvinner)
        Midfielders: Vilde Bře Risa (Kopparbergs/Göteborg SWE), Ingrid Engen (LSK Kvinner), Caroline Hansen (Wolfsburg, DEU), Synne Hansen (LSK Kvinner), Frida Maanum (Linköping, SWE), Kristine Minde (Wolfsburg, DEU), Emilie Nautnes (Arna-Bjřrnar), Guro Reiten (LSK Kvinner), Karina Sćvik (Kolbotn)
        Forwards: Therese Ĺsland (LSK Kvinner), Amalie Eikeland (Sandviken), Emile Haavi (LSK Kvinner), Isabell Herlovsen (Kolbotn), Elise Thorsnes (LSK Kvinner), Lisa-Marie Utland (Rosengĺrd, SWE)

        Coach: Martin Sjögren (♂, SWE)

        Notable absentee is, of course, Ada Hegerberg, i.e. the current holder of the Ballon d'Or. I think everyone respects her reasons for boycotting the event, that gender equality in Football is coming too slowly. But it's still a disappointment that she won't be there.
        It also seems harsh on Norway that they are missing key players (Hegerberg's sister, Andrine, has also not made herself available for selection), given that they now pay their female Internationals the same as their male ones. Unlike, say, the USA. But they not only ones. Indeed Norway may well be the singleton here, they are probably further down the road to equality than anyone. But being the furthest along isn't the point, that just makes them the least worst. Which isn't good enough, either.
        Last edited by Janik; 09-05-2019, 09:30.

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          #5
          I think this is one but it's not very clear.

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            Spain

            Goalkeepers: Catalina Thomas Coll (Collerense), Sara Serrat (Huelva), Ana Valles (Rayo Vallecano)
            Defenders: Laia Aleixandri (Atletico Madrid), Ivana Andres (Levante), Eunate Arraiza (Athletic Bilbao), Ona Batlle (Levante), Marta Corredera (Levante), Rocio Galvez (Real Betis), Celia Jimenez (Reign, USA), Irene Paredes (Paris SG)
            Midfielders: Damaris Egurrola (Athletic Bilbao), Nerea Eizagirre (Real Sociedad), Irene Guerrero (Real Betis), Sandra Hernandez (Valencia), Rosa Marquez (Real Betis), Virginia Torrecilla (Montpellier, FRA)
            Forwards: Andrea Falcon (Atletico Madrid), Lucia Garcia (Athletic Bilbao), Olga Garcia (Atletico Madrid), Esther Gonzalez (Atletico Madrid), Eva Navarro (Levante), Alba Redondo (Albacete)

            Coach: Jorge Vilda (♂)
            Last edited by Janik; 09-05-2019, 09:34.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Janik View Post
              Norway

              Goalkeepers: Oda Bogstad (Arna-Bjřrnar), Cecilie Fiskerstrand (LSK Kvinner), Ingrid Hjelmseth (Stabćk)
              Defenders: Stine Hovland (Viking South Utsira Sandviken [/Xpert11 joke]),
              Well played. If only VA were still around here.... sigh.

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                #8
                Netherlands

                Goalkeepers: Loes Geurts (Kopparbergs/Göteborg, SWE), Lize Kop (Ajax), Sari van Veenendaal (Arsenal, ENG)
                Defenders: Dominique Bloodworth (Arsenal, ENG), Anouk Dekker (Montepellier, FRA), Danique Kerkdijk (Bristol City, ENG), Stefanie van de Gragt (Barcelona, ESP), Liza van der Most (Ajax), Merel van Dongen (Real Betis, ESP), Kika van Es (Ajax), Desiree van Lunteren (Freiburg, DEU)
                Midfielders: Jackie Groenen (Frankfurt, DEU), Inessa Kaagman (Everton, ENG), Victoria Pelova (ADO Den Haag), Jill Roord (Bayern Munich, DEU), Sherida Spitse (Vĺlerenga, NOR), Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal, ENG)
                Forwards: Lineth Beerensteyn (Bayern Munich, DEU), Ellen Jansen (Ajax), Renate Jansen (Twente), Lieke Martens (Barcelona, ESP), Vivianna Miedema (Arsenal, ENG), Shanice van de Sanden (Lyon, FRA)

                Coach: Sarina Wiegman


                The Dutch are such internationalists!
                Last edited by Janik; 11-05-2019, 01:25.

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                  #9
                  New Zeland

                  Goalkeepers: Victoria Esson (Avaldsnes, NOR), Erin Nayler (Bordeaux, FRA), Nadia Olla (Western Springs)
                  Defenders: CJ Bott (Vittsjö GIK, SWE), Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage, USA), Anna Green (Miramar Rangers), Meikayla Moore (Duisburg, DEU), Sarah Morton (Western Springs), Ali Riley (Chelsea, ENG), Stephanie Skilton (Papakura City), Rebekah Stott (Avaldsnes, NOR)
                  Midfielders: Katie Bowen (Utah Royals, USA), Olivia Chance (Everton), Daisy Cleverley (Uni of California, Berkeley), Katie Duncan (Onehunga Sports), Annalie Longo (unattached), Betsy Hassett (KR Reykjavik, ISL), Ria Percival (West Ham United, ENG)
                  Forwards: Sarah Gregorious (Miramar Rangers), Emma Kete (unattached), Paige Satchell (Three Kings United), Rosie White (unattached), Hannah Wilkinson (unattached)

                  Coach: Tom Sermanni (♂, SCO)


                  First squad announced, nearly two weeks ago now.
                  New Zealanders are nearly as adventurous as the Dutch, it seems.
                  CJ Bott sounds like she should be a CEO of a company in the American mid-west.

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                    #10
                    U! S! A!

                    Goalkeepers: Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns)
                    Defenders: Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals), Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals), Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns)
                    Midfielders: Sam Mewis (North Carolina Courage), Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Allie Long (Reign)
                    Forwards: Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage), Megan Rapinoe (Reign), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns), Christen Press (Utah Royals)

                    Coach: Jill Ellis


                    Lots of experience and name recognition amongst the US forward corps. Or are they... ageing? All of Lloyd, Morgan, Rapinoe, Heath and Press are the wrong side of their 30th birthdays, with commensurate caps totals of 100+ (271 in 36 year-old Lloyd's case). 100+ international goals for both Lloyd and Morgan as well.
                    Even neophyte Jessica McDonald (7 caps, 2 goals as per Wikipedia, which is my source on all of this) is 31. If youthful zest is required, then there is only Mallory Pugh to provide it. But she, with 50 caps and 15 international goals already and still only 21, may be well equiped to do so.

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                      #11
                      Japan

                      Goalkeepers: Sakiko Ikeda (Urawa Red Diamonds), Ayaka Yamashita (NTV Beleza), Chika Hirao (Albirex Niigata)
                      Defenders: Aya Sameshima (Kobe Leonessa), Rumi Utsugi (Reign, USA), Saki Kumagai (Lyon, FRA), Shiori Miyake (Kobe Leonessa), Risa Shimizu (NTV Beleza), Nana Ichise (Vegalta Sendai), Asato Miyagawa (NTV Beleza), Moeka Minami (Urawa Red Diamonds)
                      Midfielders: Mizuho Sakaguchi (NTV Beleza), Emi Nakajima (Kobe Leonessa), Yuka Momiki (NTV Beleza), Yui Hasegawa (NTV Beleza), Hina Sugita (Kobe Leonessa), Narumi Miura (NTV Beleza)
                      Forwards: Yuika Sugasawa (Urawa Red Diamonds), Mana Iwabuchi (Kobe Leonessa), Kumi Yokoyama (AC Nagano Parceiro), Rikako Kobayashi (NTV Beleza), Riko Ueki (NTV Beleza), Jun Endo (NTV Beleza)

                      Coach: Asako Takakura


                      Now, I don't know, having not kept up at all with the J-League (or whatever it's called), but I'm guessing NTV Beleza are the reigning champions, right? With Kobe Leonessa as their nearest challengers?
                      Last edited by Janik; 10-05-2019, 13:30.

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                        #12
                        It's called the Nadeshiko League and yes it is dominated by NTV Beleza (based in Tokyo) and INAC Kobe, with Beleza being champions.

                        A few notable omissions from the squad, with the biggest surprise being the exclusion of Mina Tanaka (of Beleza) - top scorer in the League for the past three years and current League MVP.

                        Also missing are two of the 'veterans' from 2011 - Yuki Nagasato and Nahomi Kawasumi both of whom are currently plying their trade in the NWSL, although their exclusion was not so big a surprise.

                        It's quite a young squad with a number of players from last year's under 20 World Cup winning team, including 18 year old Jun Endo who could be the first player born in the 2000's to play at a World Cup (although I am sure there will be competition for that honour)

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                          #13
                          Average ages of some of the squads named so far (calculated as at the tournament's opening day):

                          USA 29 years 0 months
                          England 27 years 7 months
                          France 26 years 8 months
                          Netherlands 25 years 11 months
                          Japan 24 years 7 months


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                            #14
                            Argentina:

                            Goalkeepers:
                            Gabriela Gartón (Sol de Mayo de San Luis)
                            Vanina Correa (Rosario Central)
                            Solana Pereyra (UAI Urquiza)


                            Defenders:
                            Milagros Otazú (UAI Urquiza)
                            Adriana Sachs (UAI Urquiza)
                            Agustina Barroso (Madrid CFF)
                            Natalie Juncos (unattached)
                            Aldana Cometti (Sevilla)
                            Eliana Stabile (Boca Juniors)
                            Marina Delgado (UAI Urquiza)

                            Midfielders:
                            Gabriela Chávez (River Plate)
                            Miriam Mayorga (UAI Urquiza)
                            Florencia Bonsegundo (Sporting Club de Huelva)
                            Vanesa Santana (EDF Logrońo)
                            Ruth Bravo (CD Tacón)
                            Mariela Coronel (Granada)
                            Dalila Ippolito (River Plate)
                            Virginia Gómez (Rosario Central)
                            Lorena Benítez (Boca Juniors)

                            Forwards:
                            Mariana Larroquette (UAI Urquiza)
                            Belén Potassa (UAI Urquiza)
                            Yamila Rodríguez (Boca Juniors)
                            Estefaní Banini (Levante UD)
                            Yael Oviedo (Rayo Vallecano)
                            Soledad Jaimes (Olympique Lyonnais)
                            Milagros Menéndez (UAI Urquiza)

                            On Saturday, UAI Urquiza beat River Plate away in a second-versus-first clash on the last weekend, to claim their second straight league title. Boca finished third. What can I tell you about the players? Not much. Only that Natalie Juncos grew up in the USA and is currently unattached because of an injury she picked up last year which has caused her to spend most of this season out recovering (my source for this is the player herself; she responded when I wondered on Twitter why the AFA listed her club simply as 'USA' on a previous squad list), and that Boca midfielder Lorena Benítez sounds like a multi-talented young lady, because as well as representing Boca and Argentina at football, she also plays for Kimberley and Argentina at futsal!

                            I'm guessing Soledad Jaimes is going to be the standout star, given the club she plays for. From the very little I've managed to catch of the season (a few highlights, and one of the friendlies Argentina played in the USA recently), Yamila Rodríguez looks like a scrappy, determined sort of forward, and Eliana Stabile does not appear to be related to 1930 men's World Cup top scorer Guillermo (because I assume if she was then it would be one of the first things I'd have read about her after googling just now).

                            I think that there are one or two names not on this list who my friend Tony, who follows women's football more closely than I do (indeed, he's going to the Women's World Cup) would have liked to see there, but I can't remember who they are at present. Interestingly, albeit not massively surprisingly, none of the fifteen players who last month became Argentina's first ever professionals when they signed contracts with San Lorenzo are included.

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                              #15
                              Oh, I should have clarified in case anyone isn't counting that that Argentina list is a provisional one. Three players will be cut from it on or before squad deadline day.

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                                #16
                                There are a fair few provisional squads out there. I'm ignoring all of them until the coaches get their fingers out and name their final 23s.

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                                  #17
                                  Deutschland

                                  Goalkeepers: Almuth Schult (Wolfsburg), Laura Benkarth (Bayern), Merle Frohms (Freiburg)
                                  Defenders: Carolin Simon (Lyon, FRA), Kathrin Hendrich (Frankfurt), Leonie Maier (Bayern), Marina Hegering (Essen), Joanna Elsig (Turbine Potsdam), Giulia Gwinn (Freiburg), Sara Doorsoun (Wolfsburg)
                                  Midfielders: Lena Oberdorf (Essen), Lea Schüller (Essen), Lena Goessling (Wolfsburg), Svenja Huth (Turbine Potsdam), Dzsenifer Marozsán (Lyon, FRA), Sara Däbritz (Bayern), Linda Dallmann (Essen), Verna Schweers (Bayern)
                                  Forwards: Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg), Melanie Leupolz (Bayern), Klara Bühl (Freiburg), Lina Magull (Bayern), Turid Knaak (Essen)

                                  Coach: Martina Voss-Tecklenburg


                                  Turid Knaak's name doesn't work well in English. I'm sure she is a perfectly pleasant young woman, but...

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Janik View Post
                                    Spain

                                    Goalkeepers: Catalina Thomas Coll (Collerense), Sara Serrat (Huelva), Ana Valles (Rayo Vallecano)
                                    Defenders: Laia Aleixandri (Atletico Madrid), Ivana Andres (Levante), Eunate Arraiza (Athletic Bilbao), Ona Batlle (Levante), Marta Corredera (Levante), Rocio Galvez (Real Betis), Celia Jimenez (Reign, USA), Irene Paredes (Paris SG)
                                    Midfielders: Damaris Egurrola (Athletic Bilbao), Nerea Eizagirre (Real Sociedad), Irene Guerrero (Real Betis), Sandra Hernandez (Valencia), Rosa Marquez (Real Betis), Virginia Torrecilla (Montpellier, FRA)
                                    Forwards: Andrea Falcon (Atletico Madrid), Lucia Garcia (Athletic Bilbao), Olga Garcia (Atletico Madrid), Esther Gonzalez (Atletico Madrid), Eva Navarro (Levante), Alba Redondo (Albacete)

                                    Coach: Jorge Vilda (♂)
                                    It seems this Spain squad is not the final one after all. The absence of any Barcelona players should have flagged that one up.

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                                      #19
                                      Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi!

                                      Goalkeepers: Lydia Williams (Reign, USA), Teagan Micah (UCLA, USA), Mackenzie Arnold (Brisbane Roar)
                                      Defenders: Gema Simon (Newcastle Jets), Clare Polkinghorne (Houston Dash, USA), Laura Alleway (Melbourne Victory), Steph Catley (Reign, USA), Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride, USA), Ellie Carpenter (Portland Thorns, USA), Teigen Allen (Melbourne Victory)
                                      Midfielders: Aivi Luik (Levante, ESP), Chloe Logarzo (Washington Spirit, USA), Elise Kellond-Kinght (Reign, USA), Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride, USA), Tameka Yallop (Klepp, NOR), Katrina Gorry (Brisbane Roar), Amy Harrison (Washington Spirit, USA)
                                      Forwards: Caitlin Foord (Portland Thorns, USA), Lisa De Vanna (Sydney), Emily Gielnik (Melbourne Victory), Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns, USA), Mary Fowler (Bankstown City), Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars)

                                      Coach: Ante Milicic (♂ CRO)


                                      Over half the squad play in the States. Based on this, I am assuming if you happen across an athletic young woman in the US, there is a 50/50 chance she is an Australian Soccer player.
                                      The most intersting player to watch might be Mary Fowler. She is only 16, and is the youngest player named to a squad so far.
                                      And, obviously, the coaching thing. Milicic is on a hiding to nothing with how he came into the Matildas job.
                                      Last edited by Janik; 14-05-2019, 17:09.

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                                        #20
                                        The Brazil squad has been announced. Formiga is picked for her 7th (seventh) World Cup. Quite an achievement.

                                        Poliana missed out on selection, but I am sure she is looking at that as a positive.

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