Why England could win the World Cup!

Published on 21 July 2023 at 13:00

The current European champions are hoping to continue their winning ways by lifting the Women's World Cup this summer. Sarina Weigman's team will be heading into the tournament in high spirits after a positive experience last time out. With the likes of USA involved this time it could be a little more tricky but here's why we think England have a great chance of winning the 2023 Women's World Cup.



Written by Harry Lucas


So who are the favourites?

According to the bookies USA are favourites, however they're closely followed by Spain leaving the Lionesses in third. Who else is expected to be a threat to the European Champions?

  • USA
  • Spain
  • England 
  • Germany
  • Australia 
  • France


Huge predictions have been all over social media about who England will play if they progress ; therefore we decided to create a potential but 'most likely' display of England's path to the final. With this being said, let's look at who England could be facing in their 'potential route to the final'...

Group stage

England v Haiti

22 July 2023


England v Denmark

28 July 2023


China v England

1 August 2023


Last 16

England vs Canada


Quarter Final



Semi Final

France or Australia 




The Squad

Before predicting how far the Lionesses will get this year, it is important to remind ourselves who Weigman has selected to bring football home.

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Man Utd), Ellie Roebuck (Man City), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa).

Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Esme Morgan (Man City), Alex Greenwood (Man City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal).

Midfielders: Keira Walsh (Barcelona), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Ella Toone (Man Utd), Jordan Nobbs (Aston Villa), Laura Coombs (Man City), Katie Zelem (Man Utd).

Forwards: Alessia Russo (Man Utd), Rachel Daly (Aston Villa), Lauren Hemp (Man City), Chloe Kelly (Man City), Lauren James (Chelsea), Katie Robinson (Brighton), Bethany England (Tottenham).

Standby players: Maya Le Tissier (Man Utd), Jess Park (Man City), Emily Ramsey (Man Utd).





Our Predictions


Even though the Lionesses have from the outside what looks like a very comfortable group, I can't see this being a walk in the park. Conquering on the European stage is a completely different ball game than the World Cup. Not only is there more teams to face there is also more eyes watching all around the world.

An England side that looks like they could be in a transition could find difficulty when entering the knockout rounds. The European champions now have all the eyes on them after their success last year and facing more difficult opponents whilst it looks like Weigman is struggling to find her favoured 11 - is only going to cause issues for me. 

I can see England getting to the Quarter Finals this year, but also will not be surprised if the Lionesses can bring football home again.

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