Hope Solo has long been recognised as one of the finest goalkeepers in women’s football. FIFA.com spoke exclusively to the USA shot-stopper about tough times, dreaming big and finding form.
USA and Canada have qualified for London 2012, asserting their authority in an eight-nation CONCACAF preliminary competition, notably handing Costa Rica and Mexico their exits.
Both USA and Canada confirmed their place at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament 2012 in London after beating Costa Rica and Mexico respectively at the CONCACAF women's Olympic soccer competition.
Abby Wambach speaks to FIFA.com about how USA have learnt from defeat by Japan in the Germany 2011 Final, her new role in the team, desire for revenge against Sweden and for gold at next year’s Olympics.
The official technical report into this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™ highlights a number of marked improvements in the women’s game and suggests that the competitive gap has become narrower than ever.
Ahead of next year's FIFA Ballon d'Or gala, FIFA.com takes a look at the nominees for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year and FIFA Women’s Football Coach of the Year.
|6||Amy LE PEILBET|
|5||Kelley O HARA|
|9||Heather O REILLY|