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Women’s World Cup: Four players to watch

This summer’s Women’s World Cup in France promises to be an exciting competition, with plenty of nations in with a chance of lifting the prestigious trophy.

The World Cup starts on June 7 in Paris when France take on South Korea, while the final will take place in Lyon on July 7.

Read on as we look at four players who could have a major impact at the tournament.

Sinclair still starring for Canada

Canada’s all-time top scorer Christine Sinclair has already been to four World Cups and she’s proving she is still a class act with her performances for her club.

The 35-year-old scored a hat-trick last weekend for Portland Thorns against Chicago Red Stars as the two sides fought out a remarkable 4-4 draw.

Sinclair bagged the only of the game when Canada beat England in a friendly earlier this year and it would be foolish to write of their chances this summer.

Miedema is a Dutch delight

Vivianne Miedema bagged her 30th goal in all competitions as Arsenal beat Everton last weekend to move to within one win of the Women’s Super League title.

The Netherlands star has smashed over 50 goals for her country and will be a key part of their bid to follow up their success at the 2017 European Championships.

The 22-year-old was on target in a recent friendly victory over Chile and she seems sure to be a force to reckoned with in France.

Parris hoping to shine brightly in France

Manchester City are unbeaten in the Women’s Super League this season and Nikita Parris has been a hugely important part of the team throughout the campaign.

Parris has been nominated for the PFA Women’s Player of the Year award having bagged 20 league goals for City this term.

She played a prominent role in England winning the SheBelieves Cup earlier this year and is expected to be a big star at the World Cup in France.

Renard a rock for Les Bleues

Wendie Renard is firmly established as one of the finest defenders of her generation and she is the rock on which France’s World Cup bid will be built.

The 28-year-old recently won her 100th cap for France and her calm authority should serve her country well this summer.

With 11 league titles and four Champions Leagues to her name Renard knows what it takes to win and she will be a tough opponent at the World Cup.

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