When Nottingham Forest signed trevor francis for £1 million in 1979, they smashed the world-record transfer fee by paying virtually double the going price. Manager Brian Clough wanted Francis to spearhead Forest’s drive for European glory. The rest is history.
Although the U.S. team is stacked with world-class talent, there is no clear-cut favorite at this year’s world cup. At least five other countries are in with a real chance of stepping on to the field at Stade de Lyon on July 7 to fight for the biggest prize of all. Here are some of the greatest female footballers on the planet, all of whom are prepared to do everything they can to stop the Americans from winning again.
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