Ladies’s World Cup 2023: Gamers, coaches and BBC pundits predict winners

United States' midfielder Lindsey Horan and England midfielder Georgia Stanway


USA’s Lindsey Horan and England’s Georgia Stanway will be hoping to play key roles in Australia and New Zealand
Hosts: Australia and New Zealand Dates: 20 July-20 August
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The Women’s World Cup kicks off on 20 July, but who will be lifting the trophy at the end of it?

The United States are looking to defend their back-to-back titles, while European champions England are chasing a first World Cup crown.

The Republic of Ireland are competing in their first World Cup and joint-hosts Australia and New Zealand hope to make it a memorable one.

BBC Sport spoke to pundits, ex-players and managers to get their predictions.

Women's World Cup titles

Kristine Lilly (Ex-USA forward & record World Cup appearance holder)

Winners: USA

“I have to back my USA team to win. You look at the powerhouses that are always in the mix like Germany, England, France and Sweden [as threats]. If they have the…