Germany, Brazil and Canada out of the World Cup, mainly because of this.

Germany, the two-time champion in the Women's World Cup 2023, was on Thursday pulled out of the tournament.

Copa America champions Brazil and Olympic gold medalists Canada were knocked out in the first round of the World Cup.

Morocco, South Africa and Jamaica all created history in the World Cup 2023 by reaching the knockout stage.

The Americans have reached the knockout stage looking very weak.

The growing equality in women's football has made the World Cup group stage all the more exciting.

Jamaican coach Lorne Donaldson said, "I think even the smaller countries are catching on and saying, 'We can do this too'."

South Africa defeated Italy in the 92nd minute to win and enter the knockouts.

FIFA says it invested $1 billion in the women's game to develop it.