Nothing compares to winning World Cup, says Fran Kirby

Leeds [UK]: England forward Fran Kirby has expressed her desire to lift the World Cup, saying that every kid dream of winning it for his country.

“It’s what every kid dreams of, winning a World Cup for your country. There’s nothing that will ever, ever beat that or even compare to it,” quoted Kirby, as saying.

The England international stated that she did not have experience when she stepped out on the field during the last World Cup.

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However, she said that this time she is going to play her heart out and will try to clinch the trophy.

“I didn’t have much international experience going into the last World Cup. I probably didn’t relax and enjoy it as much as I should have, I was quite new to the team still and trying to find my feet a little bit,” she said.

“This time I’m just going to go out there, enjoy it, play my heart out and hopefully come away with a trophy!” she said.

The 25-year old has won Women’s Super League twice with her club, Chelsea and was named the PFA and FWA Women’s Player of the Year in 2017/18.

Kirby also encourages young girls to opt for sports as their career which can be ‘really good’ for them.

“Women’s sport is growing, becoming powerful, and we want to continue to raise that platform for the young girls at home. We want them to see that you can have a career [in sport] and it can be a really, really good career,” Kirby said.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 will be hosted by France and will the opening match will be played between the host and the Korea Republic on June 7.


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