The USA have dominated recent Women's World Cups and have also provided the joint top goalscorers in the last two tournaments.
USWNT were looking to make it three consecutive victories after lifting the trophy in 2015 and 2019 but a lack of goals have seen them eliminated in the last 16.
European champions England may have been hit hard by injuries, with Beth Mead, Fran Kirby and Leah Williamson all ruled out of the tournament, but they should also provide contenders for the Golden Boot.
Another likely contender also misses out, with the Netherlands set to be without Arsenal star Vivianne Miedema, which further opens up the race to become top scorer.
|Women's World Cup 2023
|Various stadia in Australia and New Zealand
|20th July 2023 - 20th August 2023
|How to watch
|Live on BBC & ITV
|Odds (Top Goalscorer)
|Hinata Miyazawa 15/8, Lauren James 3/1, Kadidiatou Diani 11/2, Jennifer Hermoso 8/1
With four goals in the group stages before adding a fifth against Norway, Japan's Jinata Miyazawa has raced to the top of the top goalscorer standings for the Women's World Cup.
With the USA eliminated, Japan have a quarter-final clash with Sweden, and there's every chance Miyazawa can add to her tally in Australia and New Zealand.
Misfiring teams in the group stages have opened the draw up somewhat for England, and if the Lionesses are to go all the way and lift the trophy in Sydney, Lauren James will be crucial.
James has been superb so far for England, and though she's a couple behind Miyazawa, the Chelsea forward will fancy her chances of adding to her total.
Kadidiatou Diani may have only scored in one game so far this World Cup, but it was a hat-trick against Panama with two goals coming from the spot.
France are big favourites to beat Morocco and progress to the quarter-finals, meaning potentially another 180 minutes - or more - of game time to add to her three goals.
While three Spaniards have three goals, it's Jennifer Hermoso who looks best placed to finish as top goalscorer for her country - and possibly the whole tournament.
Despite putting five goals past both Zambia and Switzerland, where Hermoso scored three, Spain will be concerned by their 4-0 defeat to Japanm who they're on course to meet in the semi-finals.