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Missing the Women's World Cup? Don't worry, we've already got your 2023 outlook

LYON, France -- The U.S. women's national soccer team remains atop the sport after winning its second consecutive World Cup. But if American perseverance in 2019 proved anything, it was that 2023 will be even more difficult.

We're still waiting to find out where the world will gather four years from now -- not to mention whether the invite list will be expanded from 24 to 32 teams. In the meantime, here is the outlook for this year's World Cup alums:

United States

Finish: Group F (3-0-0,...


Sweden snaps drought against rival Germany in World Cup quarters

RENNES, France -- The third time the question was asked, albeit in different words -- and in a new language -- it drew a sigh.

One day before Sweden was set to play Germany in the final quarterfinal match of this tournament, a reporter asked Swedish head coach Peter Gerhardsson why he believed his squad could beat the Germans, why this year would be any different than the past 24, and finally, if his team was frightened to play the No. 2 team in the world.

Gerhardsson held his tongue and, with a...

By ESPN Staff

Women's World Cup predictions: Who will win the title in France?

Thirty-six games are in the books. Only 16 teams remain in the Women's World Cup. Which teams are the favorites to reach Lyon for the final three matches in France? And which players have performed most impressively in goal and on the field? ESPN FC's Tom Hamilton and Julien Laurens, ESPN Brasil's Natalie Gedra and ESPN's Graham Hays, Julie Foudy and Alyssa Roenigk make their picks for how the rest of the World Cup might play out.

Which teams will reach the semifinals in Lyon?

Foudy: England,...