Top 10 Players to Watch at Women’s World Cup 2023

Top 10 players to watch at Women’s World Cup 2023: Smith, Kerr, Debinha, Oberdorf, Walsh, Putellas, Banda, Hegerberg, Hasegawa, Diani.


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Top 10 Players to Watch at Womens World Cup 2023


The World Cup Women’s 2023 promises to be an intense competition featuring some of the finest players worldwide. A mixture of experienced veterans and up-and-coming rookies are expected to participate, providing Australia and New Zealand an arena for these remarkable athletes to shine. In this article we take an in-depth look at 10 players that we think may make waves this season with passion and skill on the pitch.

Sophia Smith: Explosively Launching onto the World Cup Scene

Sophia Smith of United States: Since making her World Cup debut, Smith has quickly earned herself a starting position with the U.S. women’s national team’s attack. Her accomplishments both at club and national levels cemented this status; while her goal-scoring record with Portland Thorns this season demonstrates her potential.

Sam Kerr Is Leading Australia’s Charge

Sam Kerr of Australia: As one of the premier goal-scorers worldwide, Kerr shoulders the hopes and expectations of her nation with her. With 29 goals scored across all competitions for Chelsea this season alone, the 30-year-old striker hopes to wreak havoc at home soil and lead Australia to unexpected victory.

Debinha: Brazil’s Rising Star

Debinha of Brazil: With Marta set to retire after this World Cup, Debinha stands out as an exciting forward player who enjoys finding the net. Her dynamic forward play and eye for goal make her one of the most captivating players to watch; helping Brazil improve upon previous tournament exits will rely heavily on Debinha as they seek the ultimate prize.

Lena Oberdorf: Germany’s Defensive Dynamo

Lena Oberdorf of Germany: As one of the central figures in her squad’s revamp, Lena Oberdorf has proven her defensive prowess as an adept disruptor on the pitch. At only 21 years old, Oberdorf brings experience from World Cup 2019 and Women’s Euro 2022 tournaments – making her an indispensable component in Germany’s push towards another championship victory.

Keira Walsh: England’s Midfield Maestro

Keira Walsh of England: Since her move to Barcelona last summer, Walsh has emerged as one of the premier central midfielders. Tactically adept and 26 years old, Walsh excels both defensively and offensively, serving as a pivotal figure in England’s World Cup campaign.

Alexia Putellas Is Spain’s Midfield Wizard

Alexia Putellas of Spain remains one of the premier attacking midfielders, winning two Ballon d’Or awards along the way. Her return is eagerly anticipated; should she return in top condition she will undoubtedly become an irrepressible force, although Aitana Bonmati is ready and waiting in case an injury prevents that from happening.

Barbra Banda: Zambia’s Goal Scoring Sensation

Barbra Banda of Zambia made history at the Tokyo Olympics by scoring consecutive hattricks – creating a record goal-scoring streak! Her incredible form, highlighted by a memorable victory against Germany, promises to give opponents a run for their money again and again.

Ada Hegerberg: Norway’s Redemption Seeker

Ada Hegerberg of Norway: Her stand for equal treatment from Norway’s FA led her to skip the 2019 World Cup tournament; but now, after withdrawing due to group stage exit she returns with renewed zeal to get revenge against another disappointing tournament that left Norway at home and Caroline Graham Hansen with equal hunger for success.

Yui Hasegawa: Japan’s Creative Catalyst

Yui Hasegawa of Japan: With creativity and vision, Hasegawa epitomizes an attacking midfielder. Her experience and leadership within a young Japanese team place her as the driving force for a deep run in this tournament and allow Japan to reclaim their status as global powerhouse.

Kadidiatou Diani Is France’s Versatile Goal-Scorer

Kadidiatou Diani of France: Diani remains one of the mainstays in French team, providing them with an indispensable foundation. Able to play both winger and center forward roles – boasting both versatility and powerful goal-scoring ability (having scored 30 league goals for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 alone!). Her exceptional form has served France well since their tumultuous 2017-2018 campaign began!


The Women’s World Cup promises to captivate audiences worldwide, featuring an incredible mix of established stars and rising talent. Ten athletes representing this tournament embody its excitement and competitive spirit in an unpredictable yet spectacular display – something no other sporting tournament can compare with.