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Women to watch (literally): Top players of the Women’s World Cup

Christine Sinclair, a member of the Canada's national team since 2000, who will lead the host nation at the Women’s World Cup, during practice in Santa Monica, Calif., May 13, 2015. (Monica Almeida/The New York Times)

This weekend we enter the knockout phase of the Women’s World Cup and it’s time to zero in on the best players left in the tournament. ABC has a roundup of the women to watch as the world’s top female teams fight for the trophy. Back on the field after a knee injury, America’s Alex Morgan, a speedy forward who has scored 51 goals in 84 international appearances, should give the fans something to cheer about. Christine Sinclair, captain of the Canadian team, is the national team’s all-time leading scorer. Canada squares off against Switzerland on Sunday. Playing for the defending champions, Japan, Homare Sawa, a midfielder, was named 2011 FIFA player of the year. This is her sixth appearance in a World Cup. Other distinguished players include Eugenie Le Sommer of France and Germany’s goalkeeper, Nadine Angerer.

Read the full story at ABC.

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