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These are the World Cup Moms – Women’s Soccer held in Australia and New Zealand

These are the World Cup Moms – Women’s Soccer held in Australia and New Zealand

Alex Morgan is one of the biggest stars of the Women’s World Cup – and she’s also a mother. © APA / afp / SAEED KHAN

Balancing career and family is not easy for women. But even professional soccer players can do it, as moms in action at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand have shown. There are eight in number.

Team USA has more mothers. Alex Morgan, Julie Ertz and Crystal Dunn all have children at home. Superstar Morgan, who has already won two world titles and a gold at the Olympics, became a first-time mum in 2020 and believes she has “thrived” through her new role. Like Dunn, Ertz also had a son in 2022.

Germany’s World Cup squad also has a mother. Melanie Leupols gave birth to a son in 2022. She herself admitted: “Of course it’s a challenge and it’s difficult, but I’m happy to combine the two.” Along with France’s Amel Majri, they are the only two European mums at the World Cup.

“Super Mom”

Jamaica is taking part in the World Cup for the second time since 2019 – and the team includes two mothers. One was baptized by FIFA as a “supermom”: Seina Mathews has a total of three sons and is only 29 years old. Balancing family and work – no problem for Mathews. Her captain Konya Plummer has a son at home who cheers her on.

One fight, two mothers: Jamaica’s Seina Mathews (left) and France’s Amel Majri. © APA / afp / FRANK FIFE

Argentina goalkeeper Vanina Correa, 39, is competing in her fourth World Cup and is also the mother of twins Luna and Romeo.