2019 Women's World Cup: Group F Preview

Winners in 2015, the United States are favored to lift the World Cup for a fourth time this summer, but winning a group that includes old rival Sweden will be anything but automatic.

The 2019 Women’s World Cup is nearly here, so what better time to take a closer look at the sides set to comprise the 24-team field?

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While the reigning champions and tournament favorites headline Group F, it's not all about the Americans. Per FanDuel Sportsbook, Sweden should challenge the USA and is a safe bet to move on to the knockout round, while World Cup debutants and second-timers Chile and Thailand are likely to have a shorter stay in France this summer.

Which teams, players and matchups are worth a second look in Group F? There's no better place to start than with...

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United States

Regardless of where you look, the narrative surrounding the United States Women’s National Team as it enters France 2019 has been similar in tone from almost every outlet.

On one hand, the three-time world champions are deeper and more talented than they’ve ever been, featuring some of the best players on the planet in attack and midfield to pair with a veteran backline that didn’t concede once during qualifying.