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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Bethany Jane Mead, England
Date of birth: 9 May 1995
Place of birth: Whitby, England
When you play in an attack that boasts Dutch scoring sensation Vivianne Miedema, as she breaks and sets record after record, there’s a chance your own sensational season could slip under the radar. This could be argued to be the case for 24-year-old Beth Mead this season.
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