espnW Women's World Cup expert picks

Which teams are the contenders in Canada? Which players are expected to shine brightest? What team will be crowned the 2015 Women's World Cup champion. We asked our experts.


Andrea Canales

Semifinalists: Brazil, France, Germany, Japan

Final: Germany over Brazil

Dark horse: Spain

Golden Ball: Dzsenifer Marozsan, Germany

Golden Boot: Marta, Brazil

Golden Glove: Nadine Angerer, Germany


Jeff Carlisle

Semifinalists: Canada, Germany, Japan, United States

Final: Germany over Japan

Dark horse: Nigeria

Golden Ball (top player): Celia Sasic, Germany

Golden Boot (top scorer): Dzsenifer Marozsan, Germany

Golden Glove (top goalkeeper): Hope Solo, United States


Julie Foudy

Semifinalists: England, France, Sweden, United States

Final: United States over France

Dark horse: Netherlands, Nigeria

Golden Ball: Eugenie Le Sommer, France

Golden Boot: Lotta Schelin, Sweden

Golden Glove: Sarah Bouhaddi, France


Ben Gladwell

Semifinalists: Canada, Germany, Sweden, United States

Final: Germany over United States

Dark horse: Netherlands

Golden Ball: Dzsenifer Marozsan, Germany

Golden Boot: Celia Sasic, Germany

Golden Glove: Nadine Angerer, Germany


Graham Hays

Semifinalists: Canada, France, Japan, United States

Final: France over Japan

Dark horse: New Zealand

Golden Ball: Louisa Necib, France

Golden Boot: Abby Wambach, United States

Golden Glove: Hope Solo, United States


Kristine Lilly

Semifinalists: Canada, Germany, Japan, United States

Final: United States over Canada

Dark horse: Canada

Golden Ball: Abby Wambach, United States

Golden Boot: Marta, Brazil

Golden Glove: Hope Solo, United States


Kate Markgraf

Semifinalists: France, Germany, Japan, United States

Final: France over United States

Dark horse: Spain

Golden Ball: Carli Lloyd, United States

Golden Boot: Gaetane Thiney, France

Golden Glove: Hope Solo, United States


Doug McIntyre

Semifinalists: Canada, France, Germany, United States

Final: Germany over Canada

Dark horse: England

Golden Ball: Christine Sinclair, Canada

Golden Boot: Sydney Leroux, United States

Golden Glove: Hope Solo, United States


Graham Parker

Semifinalists: Canada, France, Sweden, United States

Final: Sweden over United States

Dark horse: Netherlands, Spain

Golden Ball: Lotta Schelin, Sweden

Golden Boot: Alex Morgan, United States

Golden Glove: Hope Solo, United States


Earlier this year, we surveyed 19 experts to get their picks on which teams would advance out of the group stage. Below are the results, by percentage

Which teams will make it out of Group A?

100 -- Canada
52 -- China
42 -- Netherlands
1 -- New Zealand




Which teams will make it out of Group B

100 -- Germany
94 -- Norway
1 -- Thailand
0 -- Ivory Coast




Which teams will make it out of Group C

100 -- Japan
63 -- Switzerland
26 -- Cameroon
1 -- Ecuador




Which teams will make it out of Group D

100 -- United States
94 -- Sweden
1 -- Australia
0 -- Nigeria




Which teams will make it out of Group E

100 -- Brazil
47 -- Spain
37 -- Korea Republic
11 -- Costa Rica




Which teams will make it out of Group F

100 -- France
74 -- England
21 -- Mexico
1 -- Colombia



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