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Rachel Brown-Finnis Predicts Exciting Opening Round of Group Games at 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

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BBC Sport football expert Rachel Brown-Finnis has provided her score predictions for the opening round of group games at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. As the tournament kicks off, Brown-Finnis offers her insights on each match and selects the two teams she believes will advance from each group into the knockout stage.

In Group A, she expects Norway to secure a 2-0 victory over New Zealand, while Switzerland is predicted to defeat the Philippines 1-0. Brown-Finnis anticipates Norway and New Zealand advancing from this group.

Moving on to Group B, Brown-Finnis foresees a 2-1 win for Australia against the Republic of Ireland, with Canada triumphing 2-1 over Nigeria. Her picks to progress from Group B are Australia and Canada.

In Group C, Spain is predicted to dominate Costa Rica with a resounding 4-0 victory, while Zambia and Japan are expected to play out a thrilling 2-2 draw. Brown-Finnis selects Spain and Zambia as the teams to progress from this group.

The opening games in Group D see England facing Haiti, with Brown-Finnis projecting a 2-0 victory for the Lionesses. Denmark is also tipped to win 2-0 against China. Brown-Finnis chooses England and Denmark as the teams to advance from Group D.

In Group E, the United States is anticipated to comfortably defeat Vietnam 3-0, while the Netherlands and Portugal are expected to play to a 1-1 draw. Brown-Finnis picks the United States and the Netherlands to progress from this group.

Group F sees France taking on Jamaica, with a close 2-1 victory predicted for France. In the other match, Brazil is projected to defeat Panama 3-1. France and Brazil are Brown-Finnis’s choices to progress from Group F.

Moving to Group G, Sweden is favored to dominate South Africa with a convincing 3-0 victory, while Italy is predicted to edge out Argentina 2-1. Brown-Finnis selects Sweden and Italy as the teams to advance from this group.

Lastly, in Group H, Germany is expected to secure a comprehensive 4-0 win over Morocco, while Colombia and South Korea are predicted to play to a 1-1 draw. Brown-Finnis chooses Germany and South Korea as the teams to progress from Group H.

With her score predictions and insights, Brown-Finnis sets the stage for an exciting opening round of group games at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. As the tournament unfolds, football fans eagerly await to see how these matches play out and which teams will ultimately advance to the knockout stage.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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