With the FIFA Women’s World Cup getting underway in Canada, we asked Des Moines Menace head coach Justin Vorster and members of his team to predict what country will lift the championship trophy.
The World Cup features 24 national teams that are split into six groups of four. Every country will play against every opponent in their group. The two top teams in each group, as well as the four best third place teams, advance to the single elimination rounds. In bracket style, the teams play each other to determine what two teams will be in the final match on July 5 in Vancouver, where the victor will be crowned the Women’s World Cup champion.
The Menace women feature three international players who will be cheering for their home countries this summer. Defender Gabby DiDio is from the tournament host, Canada; forward Danielle Puddefoot is from England; and goalkeeper Karin Nordin is from Sweden.
You are invited to meet members of our Menace women and men at an official watch party on Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m. at Legends American Grill (on Mills Civic Parkway and 50th Street in West Des Moines), as the U.S. battles Sweden on Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m.