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FIFAWWC Countdown: Day 33 - Squads Update

The calendar races towards the FIFA Women's World Cup, with slightly more than five weeks remaining to ignite the drama on the football field. On Day 33 of Edge of the Crowd's 70-Day FIFA WWC Countdown, we have painstakingly gathered information about the teams as they stand today.

More than a handful of teams that'll grace the shores of Australia and New Zealand next month have begun to give fans an insight into their squads for the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Many of these line-ups, however, should be regarded as provisional, acting merely as a glimpse into the potential formation of the final rosters. These train-on squads will inevitably face a rigorous process of refinement and reduction as we inch closer to FIFA's definitive deadline for the submission of the final teams - a date set in stone for July 9.

As the tournament's clock keeps ticking, the suspense and speculation will continue to mount, fostering an intoxicating blend of excitement and anticipation that only the world's most popular sport can deliver. Stay tuned as we guide you through the journey to this global football fiesta.


Goalkeepers: Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea), Merle Frohms (Wolfsburg), Stina Johannes (Eintracht Frankfurt), Ena Mahmutovic (Duisburg)

Defenders: Sara Doorsoun (Eintracht Frankfurt), Marina Hegering (Wolfsburg), Kathrin Hendrich (Wolfsburg), Sophia Kleinherne (Eintracht Frankfurt), Sarai Linder (Hoffenheim), Sjoeke Nusken (Eintracht Frankfurt), Felicitas Rauch (Wolfsburg), Carolin Simon (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Sara Dabritz (Lyon), Chantal Hagel (Hoffenheim), Svenja Huth (Wolfsburg), Paulina Krumbiegel (Hoffenheim), Lena Lattwein (Wolfsburg), Melanie Leupolz (Chelsea), Lina Magull (Bayern Munich), Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg)

Forwards: Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg), Nicole Anyomi (Eintracht Frankfurt), Jule Brand (Wolfsburg), Klara Buhl (Bayern Munich), Laura Freigang (Eintracht Frankfurt), Lea Schuller (Bayern Munich), Tabea Wassmuth (Wolfsburg), Sydney Lohmann (Bayern Munich)


Goalkeepers: Andile Dlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns), Kaylin Swart (JVW), Regirl Ngobeni (UWC), Kebotseng Moletsane (Royal AM), Asa Rabalao (University of Pretoria)

Defenders: Asande Hadebe (Sunflower), Karabo Dhlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns), Fikile Magama (UWC), Cimone Sauls (JVW), Lebohang Ramalepe (Mamelodi Sundowns), Tiisetso Makhubela (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lonathemba Mhlongo (UWC), Noko Matlou (Eibar), Bambanani Mbane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bongeka Gamede (UWC)

Midfielders: Thubelihle Shamase (UJ FC), Thalea Smidt (University of Pretoria), Refiloe Jane (Sassuolo), Sibulele Holweni (UWC), Linda Motlhalo (Glasgow City), Kholosa Biyana (UWC), Nomvula Kgoale (TS Galaxy), Robyn Moodaly (JVW), Amogelang Motau (UWC)

Forwards: Nicole Michael (TS Galaxy), Noxolo Cesane (UANL), Gabriela Salgado (JVW), S’phumelele Shamase (UJ), Jermaine Seoposenwe (Juárez), Melinda Kgadiete (Mamelodi Sundowns), Nthabiseng Majiya (Richmond Ladies), Hildah Magaia (Sejong Sportstoto), Lelona Daweti (Mamelodi Sundowns), Wendy Shongwe (University of Pretoria), Thembi Kgatlana (Racing Louisville), Ntombifikile Ndlovu (UWC)


Goalkeepers: Mylene Chavas (Bordeaux), Solene Durand (Guingamp), Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (Juventus), Constance Picaud (PSG)

Defenders: Selma Bacha (Lyon), Estelle Cascarino (Man Utd), Elisa De Almeida (PSG), Sakina Karchaoui (PSG), Maelle Lakrar (Montpellier), Eve Perisset (Chelsea), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Aissatou Tounkara (Man Utd)

Midfielders: Kenza Dali (Aston Villa), Laurina Fazer (PSG), Grace Geyoro (PSG), Amandine Henry (Angel City), Oriane Jean-Francois (PSG), Lea Le Garrec (FC Fleury), Amel Majri (Lyon), Sandie Toletti (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Viviane Asseyi (West Ham), Vicki Becho (Lyon), Kadidiatou Diani (PSG), Naomie Feller (Real Madrid), Eugenie Le Sommer (Lyon), Clara Mateo (Paris FC)


Goalkeepers: Tran Thi Kim Thanh (Ho Chi Minh City), Khong Thi Hang (Than KSVN), Lai Thi Tuyet  (Phong Phu Ha Nam), Dao Thi Kieu Oanh (Hanoi)

Defenders: Chuong Thi Kieu (Ho Chi Minh City), Tran Thi Thu Thao (Ho Chi Minh City), Hoang Thi Loan (Hanoi), Tran Thi Thu (Ho Chi Minh City), Luong Thi Thu Thuong (Than KSVN), Le Thi Diem My (Thank KSVN), Nguyen Thi My Anh (Thai Nguyen T&T), Tran Thi Thuy Nga (Than KSVN), Dinh Thi Thuy Dung (Than KSVN), Tran Thi Thu Xuan (Than KSVN), Ha Thi Ngoc Uyen (Phong Phu Ha Nam)

Midfielders: Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung (Phong Phu Ha Nam), Duong Thi Van (Than KSVN), Tran Thi Thuy Trang (Ho Chi Minh City), Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy (Ho Chi Minh City), Thai Thi Thao (Hanoi), Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha (Hanoi), Ngan Thi Van Su (Hanoi), Cu Thi Huynh Nhu (Ho Chi Minh City), Nguyen Thi Truc Huong (Than KSVN), Tran Nguyen Bao Chau (Ho Chi Minh City)

Forwards: Huynh Nhu (Lank Vilaverdense), Pham Hai Yen (Hanoi), Nguyen Thi Thuy Hang (Than KSVN), Nguyen Thi Tuyet Ngan (Ho Chi Minh City), Vu Thi Hoa (Ho Chi Minh City), Le Thi Thuy Trang (Thai Nguyen T&T), Ngo Thi Hong Nhung (Ho Chi Minh City)


Goalkeepers: Ines Pereira (Servette), Patricia Morais (Braga), Rute Costa (Benfica)

Defenders: Joana Marchao (Parma), Lucia Alves (Benfica), Carole Costa (Benfica), Ana Seica (Benfica), Diana Gomes (Sevilla), Silvia Rebelo (Benfica), Catarina Amado (Benfica)

Midfielders: Dolores Silva (Braga), Fatima Pinto (Alaves), Andreia Norton (Benfica), Andreia Jacinto (Real Sociedad), Tatiana Pinto (Levante), Kika Nazareth (Benfica), Ana Rute (Braga)

Forwards: Diana Silva (Sporting CP), Ana Borges (Sporting CP), Ana Capeta (Sporting CP), Jessica Silva (Benfica), Carolina Mendes (Braga), Telma Encarnacao (Maritimo)


Goalkeepers: Daphne van Domselaar (FC Twente), Lize Kop (Ajax), Barbara Lorsheyd (ADO Den Hag), Jacintha Weimar (Feyenoord)

Defenders: Kerstin Casparij (Manchester City), Caitlin Dijkstra (FC Twente), Merel van Dongen (Atletico Madrid), Kika van Es (PSV Eindhoven), Stefanie van der Gragt (Internazionale), Dominique Janssen (Wolfsburg), Aniek Nouwen (AC Milan), Lynn Wilms (Wolfsburg)

Midfielders: Jill Baijings (Bayer Leverkusen), Danielle van de Donk (Olympique Lyon), Damaris Egurrola (Olympique Lyon), Jackie Groenen (Paris Saint-Germain), Wieke Kaptein (FC Twente), Victoria Pelova (Arsenal), Jill Roord (Wolfsburg), Sherida Spitse (Ajax)

Forwards: Lineth Beerensteyn (Juventus), Esmee Brugts (PSV Eindhoven), Tiny Hoekstra (Ajax), Renate Jansen (FC Twente), Fenna Kalma (FC Twente), Romee Leuchter (Ajax), Lieke Martens (Paris Saint-Germain), Shanice van de Sanden (Liverpool), Katja Snoeijs (Everton), Alieke Tuin (FC Twente)


Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Emily Ramsey (Manchester United)*

Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal), Maya Le Tissier (Manchester United)*

Midfielders: Keira Walsh (Barcelona), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Jordan Nobbs (Aston Villa), Laura Coombs (Manchester City), Katie Zelem (Manchester United)

Forwards: Alessia Russo (Manchester United), Rachel Daly (Aston Villa), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Lauren James (Chelsea), Katie Robinson (Brighton), Bethany England (Tottenham Hotspur), Jess Park (Manchester City)*


Goalkeepers: Priscila Tapia (Saprissa FF), Daniela Solera (Sporting FC), Noelia Bermudez (Alajuelense), Genesis Perez (University of Florida)

Defenders: Mariana Benavides (Saprissa FF), Maria Paula Elizondo (Saprissa FF), Daniela Cruz (Atlas), Valeria Del Campo (Monterrey), Maria Paula Porras (Sporting FC), Yesmi Rodriguez (Sporting FC), Fabiola Villalobos (Alajuelense), Maria Paula Coto (Alajuelense), Gabriela Guillen  (Alajuelense), Lixy Rodriguez (León)

Midfielders: Katherine Alvarado (Saprissa FF), Mariela Campos (Saprissa FF), Gloriana Villalobos (Saprissa FF), Emilie Valenciano, Melissa Herrera (Bordeaux), Cristin Granados (Sporting FC), Yerling Ovares (Sporting FC), Emily Flores (Sporting FC), Alexandra Pinell (Alajuelense), Sheika Scott (Alajuelense), Raquel Rodriguez (Portland Thorns)

Forwards: Catalina Estrada (Saprissa FF), Priscila Chichilla, Carolina Venegas, Sofia Varela, Maria Paula Salas (Monterrey)


Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Grace Moloney (Reading), Megan Walsh (Brighton), Sophie Whitehouse (Lewes)

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Birmingham), Aine O’Gorman (Shamrock Rovers), Louise Quinn (Birmingham), Niamh Fahey (Liverpool), Diane Caldwell (Reading), Hayley Nolan (London City Lionesses), Claire O’Riordan (Celtic), Megan Campbell (Liverpool), Chloe Mustaki (Bristol City), Tara O’Hanlon (Peamount United)

Midfielders: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Brighton), Ruesha Littlejohn (Aston Villa), Jamie Finn (Birmingham), Ciara Grant (Hearts), Lily Agg (London City Lionesses), Sinead Farrelly (NY/NJ Gotham), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City), Erin McLaughlin (Peamount United)

Forwards: Heather Payne (Florida State University), Leanne Kiernan (Liverpool), Abbie Larkin (Shamrock Rovers), Kyra Carusa (London City Lionesses), Amber Barrett (Potsdam Turbine), Marissa Sheva (Washington Spirit), Saoirse Noonan (Durham WFC)


Goalkeepers: Sabrina D’Angelo (Arsenal), Lysianne Proulx (SCU Torreense), Kailen Sheridan (San Diego Wave)

Defenders: Kadeisha Buchanan (Chelsea), Vanessa Gilles (Olympique Lyonnais), Shelina Zadorsky (Tottenham Hotspur), Jade Rose (Harvard University), Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Ashley Lawrence (Paris Saint-Germain), Jayde Riviere (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Quinn (OL Reign), Marie-Yasmine Alidou D’Anjou (Famalicao), Simi Awujo (University of Southern California), Jessie Fleming (Chelsea), Julia Grosso (Juventus), Sophie Schmidt, (Houston Dash), Desiree Scott (Kansas City Current)

Forwards: Jordyn Huitema (OL Reign), Cloe Lacasse (Benfica), Clarissa Larisey (BK Hacken),   Adriana Leon (Portland Thorns), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns), Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash), Deanne Rose (Reading), Evelyne Viens (Kristianstads)

To Be Announced...

New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Philippines, Australia, Nigeria, Japan, Spain, Zambia, China, Denmark, Haiti, USA, Brazil, Jamaica, Panama, Argentina, Italy, Sweden, Colombia, South Korea, and Morrocco.

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