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These World Cup Players Have Reached Peak Badass

I would say the athletes competing in the Women's World Cup are tough as nails, but they probably eat nails for breakfast, so...

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The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup kicked off on June 6 in Canada. Keep an eye out for these phenomenally ferocious footballers.

Alex Morgan, forward, United States

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What does Alex think about when she's not scoring game-winning goals? All the different ways she can kick your ass and then score game-winning goals, duh.


Christine Sinclair, forward, Canada

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Or, as I like to call her, Christine "OMG, She's After Me, RUN!" Sinclair. Seriously, this woman brings a new meaning to the word aggressive.

Ayumi Kaihori, goalkeeper, Japan

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You might recall Ayumi as the Player of the Match in the 2011 Women's World Cup final, when she epically saved two of the United States' penalty kicks to lead Japan to its first championship. Respect.


Asisat Oshoala, forward, Nigeria

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It's just not fair that any of us are expected to keep up with a stride like that. Asisat's legs are basically canons and she clearly has no problem with firing them.


Eniola Aluko, forward, England

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When players try to steal the ball from Eniola, she won't just hurdle over you; she'll give you a complimentary elbow to the face. You're welcome.

Marta, forward, Brazil

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Marta, who like many other soccer deities who are so revered they go only by their first name, is the ultimate field warrior. You know you're a badass when it takes more than two German players to hold you back.

Sunisa Srangthaisong, defender, Thailand

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Sunisa clearly doesn't care about fouls, so long as she steals the ball from you, crushing your dreams (and maybe your face?) in the process.

Keep up with all the FIFA Women's World Cup scores and highlights here.