Women's World Cup 2018
I think this deserves its own thread, given it starts soon.
Looking at the Groups
Group A: You would expect that France (ranked 3 in the world) and Canada (5) would go through ahead of Korea (16) and Greece (20), in that order.
Group B: You would expect Australia (4) and Turkey (7) to go through ahead of Argentina (15) and Nigeria (34), in that order.
Group C: You would be certain Spain (2) would top the group but after that it gets interesting. I'd pick Japan (13) to go through ahead of Belgium (28) and Puerto Rico (22), in that order.
Group D: Obviously the US (1) will top the group. Latvia (26) versus China (10) could be interesting - I think Latvia might be tougher and more effective under pressure. I can't see Senegal (17) going through.
I like the way they've done the brackets, with Group winners getting a game off as the 2nd and 3rd in the groups play off. From my expected results
France would play the winner of Japan v China, which I expect to be Japan
Australia would play the winner of Belgium v Latvia, which I expect to be Belgium
Spain would play the winner of Canada v Argentina, which I expect to be Canada
US would play the winner of Korea v Turkey, which I expect to be Korea