It’s going to be the biggest tournament in women’s football: Eriksson

The Chelsea Women and Sweden central defender believes his team can go far in the FIFA Women’s World Cup this year.

The Sweden women’s national team is set to debut tomorrow in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

And for Chelsea women’s central defender, Magdalena Eriksson, this is the opportunity of a lifetime, and she hopes to represent her country well.

“Yeah I’m really excited, it’s going to be my first World Cup, I’ve played in the Olympics and played in Euros but I haven’t played a World Cup,” she told the Chelsea official website.

“The way that everyone talks about this tournament it feels like it’s going to be the biggest so far in women’s football, so I’m really excited to be part of that.”

She explained what she’s feeling right now: “It’s actually one of the first tournaments where I’m starting to actually feel more senior, like taking more responsibility and being one of the leaders in the team which I really like, so I hope I can step up to that and take that role in France.”

“It just means everything to me to represent my country and hopefully the whole of Sweden will be behind us and watch us at home because it is a massive tournament.”

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“It is really big, there is a lot of coverage,” she said.

“I feel like other countries are catching up, like England, the way the presented their squad.”

“But I still feel like women’s football in Sweden is really big and popular. There is nothing to watch in June so I think people will watch us and I think that will be really big,” she concluded.

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