Guide to the 2015 Women's World Cup

  • 5 June 2015
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The Women's World Cup gets under way in Canada on Saturday and this time it's bigger than ever.

24 teams will take part in the tournament and every game will be shown live on the BBC.

But what can we expect to see and who are the players to look out for?

Group A:

Canada, the country hosting the tournament, play in Group A.

They have a good chance of getting through to the knockout stages as they are the highest ranked team in their group.

Group B:

The best team in women's football play in Group B and it will be a massive shock if Germany don't manage to get through.

One team that may struggle will be Ivory Coast, who are placed 67th in the world, the lowest ranking team in the competition.

Group C:

World Cup holders Japan will defend their title in Canada and their squad includes one of the greatest players in the game.

Midfielder Homare Sawa made her debut in this competition in 1995 and this will be her sixth World Cup in a row.

Group D:

They call it the 'Group of Death' because it features three top-10 ranked nations and African champions Nigeria.

Keep an eye out for Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala - she recently won the 2015 BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award.

Group E:

Everyone will be waiting to see if South Korea starlet Ji So-Yun can live up to expectations.

She's known as "Ji Messi" in her homeland and fans will be hoping she shows why she has been compared to the Barcelona legend.

Group F:

Finally to England's group and first up for the Three Lionesses is France on 9 June - a fixture that will bring back painful memories.

Back in 2011 they lost to France in a penalty shootout in the quarter-finals.

England are ranked sixth in the world and this will be their third World Cup in a row.

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