Teams to Beat in the 2015 Women’s World Cup

Here are the top seeded teams, aside from the USA, which is seeded second. Germany, in first place, is the team to beat.

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Players from Germany, the #1 seed in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, pose here during a presentation of the new German FIFA World Cup 2015 home jersey in 2015 in Herzogenaurach, Germany.
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Teammates from the national team in France, the third seed in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, leave a training session.
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Players from the national team in Japan, seeded fourth going into the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, celebrate after winning the final match with the US in 2011 -- their first World Cup win.
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Players from Sweden, seeded fifth going into the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, celebrate scoring against France during a World Cup match in 2011. Sweden won the match 2-1.
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Players from the national team in England, seeded sixth going into the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, visit with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, on May 20, 2015 in Burton-Upon-Trent, England.
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Players from Brazil, seeded seventh going into the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, pray after they defeated the US in a semifinal match in 2007 in Hangzhou. Brazil won 4-0.
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The Canadian team, seeded eighth going into the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, pose for a photo before a match between Canada and France at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Bochum, Germany in 2011.
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Players from the Korea DPR team, seeded ninth going into the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, celebrate a second-half goal during the FIFA Women's U-20 3rd place game against France in 2014.
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Players from Australia, seeded tenth going into the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, pose for a team photo prior to the quarterfinal match between Sweden and Australia at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Augsburg, Germany, in 2011.
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