The Offside Rule's Road to Canada Magazine

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CONTENTS 4 | NOTE FROM THE SPONSOR Guy Frobisher from Continental Tyres

44 | WORLD CUP HISTORY A rundown of World Cup finals since the tournaments inception in 1991

6 | FA DIRECTOR, KELLY SIMMONS How women’s football continues to grow

46 | BEST OF THE REST Five nations best placed to stop England bringing home the trophy

8 | ENIOLA ALUKO, TONI DUGGAN AND KAREN CARNEY Three England internationals reveal how they made a professional career from football

48 | TEAMMATE TALES Fran Kirby, Claire Rafferty, Ellen White and Eniola Aluko tell all

14 | YOU TWEETED, WE ASKED… 50 | DADS AND DAUGHTERS England stars including Siobhan Chamberlain and Fara Williams respond to your questions Dads and daughters team up on their love of the game 15 | SUE SMITH’S WORLD CUP KITBAG The former England international gives us a glimpse of her World Cup survival kit

52 | ULTIMATE 5-A-SIDE Who would make the greatest Canada 2015 5-a-side line up?

16 | ROAD TO CANADA A look back on England’s qualifying campaign

54 | FAYE WHITE’S WORLD CUP DIARY The former England captain on her 2011 heartbreak

18 | CAPTAIN’S COLUMN Steph Houghton on leading England

56 | INFLUENTIAL FIGURES Our five most influential figures in women’s football

20 | CANADA’S BRITISH BOSS John Herdman speaks exclusively about coaching the 2015 hosts

58 | ENGLAND’S GROUP RIVALS France, Colombia and Mexico go under the microscope

22 | WORLD CUP STADIUM GUIDE In-depth look at the six host venues for Canada 2015

60 | THE OFFSIDE RULE (WE GET IT!) AND CONTINENTAL TYRES Hayley McQueen discusses The Offside Rule (We Get It!) podcast

24 | KELLY SMITH The England legend on what the current crop can achieve in Canada

63 | TAKING INSPIRATION England Women can take inspiration from other sports

26 | ENGLAND’S YOUNG LIONS Some of the brightest young stars in England shirts, plus an interview with U19 captain Leah Williamson

64 | JAPAN MAKING HISTORY Yukari Kinga and Shinobu Ohno recall their 2011 triumph

30 | ICONIC MOMENTS The five most memorable moments in Women’s World Cup history revisited

65 | VIEWS FROM ABROAD Christie Rampone, Michelle Heyman and Abby Erceg discuss their chances of success in 2015

32 | BEHIND THE SCENES How England is preparing for the World Cup at St. George’s Park

68 | FOOTBALL GENES Current female stars who were always destined to succeed

36 | A WORD FROM THE BOSS Mark Sampson on how the squad is shaping up

70 | FIVE STARS TO WATCH The unknowns that could take Canada 2015 by storm

38 | WALL CHART Your complete guide to the 2015 Women’s World Cup

73 | ROY HODGSON A message from the England manager

41 | ALEX SCOTT COLUMN The veteran defender talks all things Canada 2015

74 | PREDICTIONS PANEL Matt Beard, Gillian Coulthard and Jacqui Oatley

42 | CANADA FACTFILE All you need to know about the hosts of the 2015 World Cup

75 | THE OFFSIDE TREBLE Three news stories analysed in the build up to the tournament

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