Germany v China: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

For China, Wang Shuang is certainly worth looking out for. Sometimes referred to, rather flatteringly, as “the female Leo Messi” in her homeland, she has shone in France. The forward ended her first season at Paris Saint-Germain with seven goals and eight assists in 18 appearances in Ligue 1 and one goal and one assist in the Champions League. She was voted the AFC Women’s Player of the Year in 2018 and, at 24, is the symbol of Chinese women’s football’s rejuvenation.

Time for a bit more on Dzsenifer Marozsán, who has the talent to singlehandedly steer Germany all the way: the Lyon midfielder is universally considered one of the best women’s playmakers on the planet and, at 27, is now in her prime. The youngest player ever to appear in a Bundesliga game when she was 15, she has won the Champions League both with Frankfurt and Lyon and has been voted the best player in the French league twice – ahead of standout teammates such as Ada Hegerberg and Eugénie Le Sommer. She is back at her best despite missing three months in the summer of 2018 due to a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.

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