Five players represented by LTA Agency at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Irene Paredes, Barbra Banda, Sofie Junge Pedersen, Refiloe Jane, and Aivi Luik
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 that will be held in Australia and New Zealand will start tomorrow, and among the 32 teams that will take part, five of them have leaders and experienced players represented by us.
Irene Paredes, Spain and FC Barcelona’s captain, is considered as one of the planet’s top center-backs. The 32-year-old veteran has already accumulated more than 90 caps with the Spanish national team. She will participate in her third World Cup, which is also the third appearance for her country.
Barbra Banda, Zambia’s women’s national football team captain, is playing in China with Shanghai Shengli. The 23-year-old forward led Zambia to their first COSAFA Women’s Cup trophy in 2022. She is Africa’s all-time top scorer in the Olympic Games history after scoring two hat-tricks at Tokyo 2020, Australia and New Zealand will be the World Cup’s first appearance, both for Zambia and Banda.
Sofie Junge Pedersen Danish defensive midfielder who just signed at Inter Milan from Juventus, the 31-year-old made her international debut In December 2011 and since then, she has been a constant member of the Danish senior team with whom, she reached the final match of the UEFA Women’s Euros in 2017. She has already won more than 85 caps, and this will be her first appearance at the World Cup.
Refiloe Jane, South Africa’s Banyana Banyana captain and Sassuolo (Italy) midfielder, is an experienced international with more than 100 appearances for South Africa. The 30 year-old shared the armband with another player as they led South Africa to its first Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Wafcon) title in 2022. Impressing at the World Cup in France in 2019, she also represented South Africa at the 2016 and 2012 Summer Olympics.
Australian Aivi Luik is a versatile veteran who will play in her second World Cup. The 38-year-old midfielder has already amassed 43 caps with the Matildas. She made her World Cup debut in 2019 in France. She plays in Sweden for BK Häcken.
LTA Agency wish good luck to all their players.