Kim Little (Midfield) Scotland

Australian fans need no introduction to Little. Her one season in the W-League was magnificent, featuring prominently in Melbourne City's 100 per cent winning season; the only one in Australian domestic history. She's since reunited with then-City boss Joe Montemurro to win the English league with Arsenal.

Christine Sinclair (Forward) Canada

A living adornment to the game, Sinclair has featured at national team level for two decades - scoring in each year. With three goals in France, the 35-year-old will become the game's all-time greatest international scorer.

Vivianne Miedema (Forward) Netherlands

Miedema is another Arsenal title-winner featuring in France; she won the English league's golden boot and followed that up with a lethal strike against Australia in their friendly win on the weekend. One part of a feared attacking trident with Shanice van de Sanden and Like Martens.

Ji So-yun (Midfield) South Korea

The creative Chelsea player was central to getting South Korea to the World Cup and will be a big part of how her country fares. The Matildas know all about her talents; Ji was the only player to breach Australia's defence in the March's Cup of Nations.


Ada Hegenberg (Forward) Norway

The game's best player has opted not to play for her side in France, protesting her federation's treatment of female players. She has warm support across the game for her stance, yet few are brave enough to make such personal sacrifices to make their point.

Pernille Harder (Forward) Denmark

The woman voted as the best player in the world by newspaper The Guardian was unable to get her country, Denmark, past Sweden and the Netherlands to qualify. Harder top-scored in this season's European Champions League but joins Hegenberg on the sidelines.