U.S. Faces Uphill Battle in Women's World Cup 'Group of Death'

The U.S. women's national team is determined to win this World Cup after a painful 2011 loss, but in order to do so, it will need to first emerge from the 2015 tournament's so-called "Group of Death."
This highly competitive round-robin play pits the second-ranked U.S. against two other teams ranked in the top 10: Sweden and Australia. Nigeria, ranked 33rd, is the group's fourth team, and has Asisat Oshoala, an accomplished, tenacious forward, leading its squad.
The two teams with the most points will immediately proceed to the round of 16.
Nigeria is the underdog of the group, with a fairly young team that won the African Women's Championship last October, but hasn't emerged in World Cup play as a major threat.