The Women’s World Cup kicks off on Friday as hosts France take on South Korea in Paris.
talkSPORT will have live coverage of every single England and Scotland game being brought to you LIVE across the talkSPORT network.
Our coverage in France will be led by Natalie Sawyer – presenter of talkSPORT’s Kick Off show and The Times’ The Game podcast.
There will be further coverage of the tournament, including the opening game, both semi-finals, and the final.
Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg will unfortunately not be in attendance. The Norway and Lyon star has continued to stay away from international in protest at the state of women’s football in her country.
“I’ve always respected men’s footballers for what they earn,” the 23-year-old said. “The gap is enormous, but at the same time you need to give young women and girls the same opportunity as the men. That’s where we need to do the change.
“There are federations, there are clubs, there are men in high positions who have that responsibility to put the women in the right place and that’s where I think, I feel, and I know, we have a long way to go.”
So who else could shine in her absence?
talkSPORT.com have identified seven stars who could star at the Women’s World Cup. Scroll down to see them all.
Alex Morgan (USA)
Fans of the popular FIFA gaming franchise will recognise Morgan from her appearances in more recent games, but the forward has been on the international scene for many years.
The 29-year-old will play in her third World Cup in France and after finishing as USA Player of the Year in 2018 after 18 goals in 19 games.
An Olympic gold medallist from 2012 and a Champions League winner from her spell on loan at Lyon, Morgan is expected to lead the line for the holders when they start the tournament against Thailand next Tuesday.
Do not be surprised to see the Orlando Pride attacker add to her 101 international goals.
Beth Mead (ENGLAND)
England are strong favourites for this tournament and the strength in depth Phil Neville has at his disposal is a huge part of that.
The former Manchester United defender admitted Mead did not force her way into his thinking until she showed more aggression. Since moving from a central striker role to the wing, Mead has been a revelation.
The Arsenal attacker made her debut for the Lionesses during World Cup qualifiers in April 2018 and has five goals in her 13 caps already.
Her screamer against Brazil in the 2019 SheBelieves Cup set England on their way to victory.
Christine Sinclair (CANADA)
Sinclair is the most clinical scorer in Canadian football history, and with 181 career goals she’s edging closer to former USA star Abby Wambach, who holds the international record — among men or women — with 184.
Now 35, it is likely this tournament will be Sinclair’s last. The closest she has come in in 2003 when Canada finished fourth in America.
With two Bronze medals at the previous two Olympic games, falling short again is surely not an option for the Portland Thorns star.
A technically brilliant attacking midfielder with excellent prowess from set pieces, do not be surprised if Sinclair is in the running for the Golden Boot when the tournament wraps up next month.
A six-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Marta is a legend of the women’s game.
The Brazilian maestro has delighted fans across the world with her unique array of skills – not to mention her goalscoring record, with her 15 at the World Cup a record.
At the 2016 Olympics in her native country, she played with so much passion, fans crossed out Neymar’s name on their No. 10 shirts and wrote in Marta’s.
Having competed in four World Cups prior to France and four Olympic Games, victory at a major international tournament has eluded her.
Sam Kerr (AUSTRALIA)
While Kerr is known for her dynamic forward play and leadership skills, her signature back-flip celebration will be sure to capture the attention as well.
The Australian captain will be competing at her third World Cup and will be undoubtedly keen to lead her nation past the quarter-finals, the stage at which they were eliminated in 2015.
Kerr plays for both Perth Glory and for Chicago Red Stars and heads into this tournament on the back of an exceptionally good run of form. Last season, she led the NWSL in goals for the second straight year with 16.
Since making her debut with the Australian national team at 15, Kerr has collected 31 goals in 77 games and the forward will hope to showcase her backflips to the world once again.
Dzsenifer Marozsan (GERMANY)
While the World Cup is never short of heroes and superstars, there is no doubt Marozsan is the inspirational story of this World Cup – having returned to the game after a pulmonary embolism kept her sidelined for several months last year.
But the 27-year-old is used to proving her doubters wrong. In 2007 at the age of 14 years and 7 months, Marozsán became the youngest player to play in the Bundesliga when she made her debut for 1. FC Saarbrücken.
She also holds the record as the Bundesliga’s youngest goal scorer at the tender age of just 15 years and 4 months.
Now at Lyon, the midfielder has won the Division 1 Feminine and Champions League with Lyon, but wants international recognition which has thus far eluded her.
Erin Cuthbert (SCOTLAND)
Scotland have never made it to a World Cup and will need to embody Cuthbert’s tenacity and raw emotion if they are to progress.
The 20-year-old plays with her heart on her sleeve and is developing into a big-game player for club and country. The Chelsea midfielder scored a spectacular Champions League semi-final volley against Lyon this season.
Despite her small stature, Cuthbert has the ability to hurt teams from distance. Her strike against Jamaica at Hampden was an absolute belter.
Scotland begin their debut World Cup campaign against England on Sunday and will need the midfielder to shine.