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Women's World Cup: Argentina Women's Team Profile

Set to take part in their fourth tournament, Argentina’s women's side will be hoping to emulate the men's winning team by claiming the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Argentina have never made it out of the group stages at a Women's World Cup, but there are hopes of reaching the knockout stages this time around.

Argentina's World Cup record:

Argentina’s record at World Cups does not make for great reading for the South American nation, which saw its men’s team win the World Cup in Qatar last year.

The women’s side have reached three previous tournaments, with their first appearance coming in 2003.

It proved to be a short-lived competition for La Albiceleste as they lost all three games. Conceding 15 goals and scoring just once, Argentina quickly realised the standard needed to reach the latter stages of the competition.

Argentina were back for the 2007 World Cup in China, but again it was a torrid tournament for them.

Once again scoring just the one goal, Argentina conceded 18 over the course of their defeats to Germany, Japan and England.

The 11-0 defeat to Germany in their opening game set the tone for another forgettable tournament.

Argentina’s last World Cup came in 2019 where they did show signs of improvement, but still failed to pick up that elusive first win at the major tournament.

The Argentines drew 0-0 against Japan in their opening game, before being edged out 1-0 by England.

A 3-3 thriller against Scotland left Argentina in third place and out of the tournament in France.

After those three finals appearances, Argentina’s World Cup record stands at nine games played, seven defeats, two draws and no wins.

How Argentina qualified:

Argentina had to qualify via the Copa América Femenina, which was held in Colombia in July 2022.

Losing the knockout semi-final 1-0 to host nation Colombia, Argentina went on to qualify for the 2023 World Cup in third place thanks to a 3-1 victory over Paraguay.

Brazil and Colombia were the other teams from CONMEBOL to reach the major tournament.

The Manager - Germán Portanova:

Taking the Argentina job in 2021, Germán Darío Portanova has already enjoyed success in the role.

The former midfielder, who played for the likes of Chacarita Juniors and Melipilla during his player career, guided the women’s team through qualification to the World Cup, which made him the first manager other than Carlos Borrello to do so.

Argentina will be based in New Zealand for the group stage of the 2023 World Cup, with their games taking place in Auckland, Dunedin and Hamilton.

Confirmed Argentina squad:

Argentina are yet to confirm their final squad for the Women's World Cup. Here are the 23 players selected for their friendly home encounter with Chile on 10th April.

Goalkeepers: Vanina Correa, Laurina Oliveros.

Defenders: Agustina Barroso, Eliana Stábile, Julieta Cruz, Aldana Cometti, Sophia Braun, Marina Delgado, Romina Núñez, Adriana Sachs.

Midfielders: Vanina Preininger, Marianela Szymanowski, Daiana Falfán, Miriam Mayorga, Florencia Bonsegundo, Mariana Larroquette, Ruth Bravo, Estefanía Banini.

Forwards: Amancay Urbani, Soledad Jaimes, Yamila Rodríguez, Erica Lonigro, Catalina Primo.

Argentina's Key Players:

Yamila Rodriguez looks set to play an important role in attack for Argentina in this year’s major tournament Down Under.

The Palmeiras forward finished as top goalscorer in the 2022 Copa America as she bagged six goals throughout the competition.

In midfield, Madrid CFF star Florencia Bonsegundo will be pulling the strings in the middle of the park for the Argentines.

Supported by the highly-rated Urquiza midfielder Daiana Falfan, the pair will be looking to put Rodriguez in the right areas to shine on the big stage once again.

Argentina's Group Fixtures:

Group G:

Italy v Argentina, Auckland, 24th July 2023
Argentina v South Africa, Dunedin, 28th July 2023
Argentina v Sweden, Hamilton, 2nd August 2023
 

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