This year, the competition — which began on June 7 — takes place in host country of France. After winning in 2015, the United States is favoured to take home the ultimate prize yet again. Whichever team will win is something fans won't learn until July 7.
Though the event is certainly more fun if you are, you don't have to be a total soccer (or "fútbol") fanatic to understand that part of the joy of the Women's World Cup is in celebrating women in sports.
The women of the world cup may be incredible athletes every day of the year (and deserve equal pay, thank you very much) but during the World Cup, we really get a close look at some of the rockstars of the soccer field. Of course, with 24 teams, it can be hard to keep track. Here are just some of the people you may see tearing up the field during the Women's World Cup this year.