With just 61 days left before one of the biggest women’s sporting events in the world, The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. We continue to enhance your knowledge with all that you need to know going into this tournament.

Last week we profiled group A and focused on each nation’s; world cup appearances, FIFA rankings, number of world cup titles won and the players to lookout for.

This article will focus on Group B of the FIFA Women’s World cup. An important group for South Africa, who will be making their debut and find themselves with two time champions; Germany (who have qualified for all eight editions), China and Spain.

GROUP B

Germany:
Appearances: Germany made their FIFA World cup debut back in 1991 when the tournament was established and they are one of the few nations that have qualified for every edition of the women’s world cup.
FIFA Ranking: The team is currently ranked the second best women’s team in the world. They are the highest ranked team in group B and this makes them group favourites and strong title contenders.
Number of World Cup titles won: 2 (Won in 2003 and 2007)
Players to look out for: Dzsenifer Marozsan and Kathrin Hendrich

China:
Appearances: The team made their debut when they hosted the first ever Women’s Cup in 1991 and have since qualified for all other editions except the 2011 edition. The 2019 tournament will be their 7th tournament.
FIFA Ranking: Currently ranked 16th in the world.
Number of world cups won: 0
Players to look out for: Wang Fei and Li Ying

Spain:
Appearances: The Spanish team made their world cup debut in 2015. The 2019 tournament will e their second appearance in the competition.
FIFA Ranking: The Spanish team is currently ranked 16th best women’s team in the world.
Number of world cup titles: 0
Players to look out for: Patricia Guijarro and Alexia Putellas

South Africa:
Appearances: The South African national women’s team will be making their debut at the 2019 FIFA Women’s Cup and that makes this team the underdogs of group B.
FIFA Ranking: They are the lowest ranked team in group B, ranked as the 49th best women’s team in the world.
Number of world cup titles: 0
Players to look out for: Jane Refiloe and Thembi Kgatlana

Many fans and football expects across the globe are expecting Germany to have it easy in group B, given their experience in the tournament. However the game of football is unpredictable and we wait anxiously to witness who will become the stars of group B.

Photo 1 Caption: The South African national women’s team will be making their debut at the 2019 FIFA Women’s Cup. Photo: Supplied
Photo 2 Caption: Jane Refiloe (pictured) and Thembi Kgatlana are two players to look out for in South Africa’s Banyana Banyana, considered underdogs the of Group B. Photo: FIFA

 

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