The rise of the Scandinavian teams (Norway, Sweden, and Denmark) is also noticeable. They played compact, high-intensity, and vintage football, synonymous with the Class of the 90s. While the likes of veterans like Martha (Brazil), Meghan Rapinoe (USA), Alex Morgan (USA), Christine Sinclair (Canada), Alexandra Popp (Germany), and Onome Ebi (Nigeria) might retire from the international scene after the Mundial, ...

Spain: In September, 15 Spanish players went on strike in protest against the management of Jorge Vilda. They felt unprepared for their match against England in the last summer's Euros and criticized Vilda's preparation, tactics, and man-management skills. However, the Spanish Federation supported Vilda, making it challenging to remove him from his role. Spain's squad is talented, but the ongoing ...