Ghana - Black Queens dreaming
The Ghanaian team come to the World Cup hoping to banish their reputation as 'second best' from the African nations and establish their credentials at the highest level.
Ghana's 'Black Queens' benefit from vast experience in the dugout with former coach of the men's national team, Isaac Paha and on the field with former African Women's Footballer of the Year and captain Adjoa Bayor leading the team.
Paha will also be looking towards the more youthful part of the squad to provide a platform for World Cup glory and in particular lightning-quick and potential scoring sensation, Anita Amankwa.
Their previous qualifications in the FIFA World Cup include USA 1999 and 2003 where Ghana unfortunately didn't make it through the group stages and as such making into the knockout stages this timea round will represent a significant improvement.
Ghana reached the tournament in China via the CAF African Women's Championship where they finished as runners-up to Nigeria, the regional super-power. Can Ghana upset the odds and finish higher than the Super Falcons at the World Cup?