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Get To Know The Badass Queer Women In The 2015 World Cup

Meet the ladies who play for your team (no, seriously though).

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The Women's World Cup is well underway, with the quarter finals occurring this week. Here are the footballers playing out and proud on the field:

Besides having the hands-down best hair of the tournament, she's quite the talent when it comes to Drake lyrics.

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2. Erin McLeod, Canada (Goalkeeper)

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"As I get older I realize how important it is to be true to exactly who you are – and to have the courage to be just that so that all young people can grow up in a world that is accepting of all people – Lesbian, Gay, bisexual, transgendered [sic], or heterosexual," says the 32-year-old keeper on her personal blog.

And yes, she and her girlfriend Ella Masar are the most adorable couple at the World Cup — by far.

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The 26-year-old Matilda striker has one Golden Boot and one Player of the Year (in the W-League) on her shelf.

Bonus: Ruby Rose is her hair inspiration.

Let's go ladies!! This is what we live for! Time to enjoy every minute. Game day, fresh cut!@RubyRose inspiration. 🇦🇺

4. Megan Rapinoe, United States (Midfielder)

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“I feel like sports in general are still homophobic, in the sense that not a lot of people are out,” she says. “I feel everyone is really craving [for] people to come out. People want -- they need -- to see that there are people like me playing soccer for the good ol’ U.S. of A," the Seattle resident told OUT in 2012.

She's best known for her shock of platinum blonde hair and charm... oh, and for being the first (and only) player to score from a corner during an Olympic game.

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(Her girlfriend, singer Sera Cahoone, is very supportive.)

Canada here we come. Let's go USA! 😆⚽️👍♥️

5. Nadine Angerer, Germany (Goalkeeper)

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"I do not know if you need a special kind of courage. I am someone who is generally opposed to stereotyped thinking," Angerer said of people calling her brave after coming out as bisexual in 2010.

While soccer is her passion, country music is clearly not her forte.

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England's captain came out as gay in the wake of Tom Daley's own 2014 announcement.

"I've never hidden it within football circles because it is accepted," the 31-year-old Arsenal Ladies defender told the BBC. "I feel it's really important for me to speak out as a gay player because there are so many people struggling who are gay, and you hear about people taking their own lives because they are homosexual. That should never happen."

Stoney is married to fellow footballer Meg Harris and their twins (Teddy and Tilly) are very busy cheering her on during the matches.

A massive good luck to our mummy @CaseyStoney and all the @england girls tonight! #Lionesses #proudbabies #FIFAWWC

You probably already know her name, because let's face it — Wambach's sort of a big deal. She currently holds the all-time international goal scoring record (for both men and women) and was FIFA's Player Of The Year in 2012.

Back home, her wife Sarah Huffman and their two dogs cheer her on.

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Because they are the cutest.

And now, a moment of silence and recognition to the out women of the tournament whose teams have already been eliminated.

FYI: The video Rønning and her fellow teammates put together to slam down the sexist attitude towards the women's game is a work of art.

View this video on YouTube

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Not a newcomer to the World Cup, or the Olympics for that matter, Duncan's clearly just getting started. She is married to fellow New Zealand footballer Priscilla Duncan.

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