In the hype around a big tournament, it’s easy to build a narrative that begins and ends with a team’s biggest star. But the players who make or break a squad are often further down the depth chart. Their success or failure will dictate a team’s tournament. These are The Influencers.
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Rosie White, New Zealand
Date of birth: 6 June, 1993
Place of birth: Aukland, New Zealand
Position: Attacking mid
Superpower: X-ray vision
Having made her international debut at 15, Rosie White will go to the 2019 World Cup as a member of the century club at the age of 25. And while much of the talk around New Zealand’s chances of breaking their own glass ceiling will focus on the return of center back Abby Erceg, it is more likely White whose play will have much to do with whether the Football Ferns are able to win a World Cup match for the first time.
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