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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Date of birth: 29 July 1990
Place of birth: San Fernando, Chile
Who are Chile? That’s likely to be the question asked by more than a handful of women’s soccer fans this summer, especially as the make up a quarter of the USA’s World Cup group. Which, given the fact La Roja failed to play a single fixture between late 2014 and May 2017, is a fair question. The 2018 Copa América Femenina hosts are rather the surprise package of the entire tournament, and one of the quiet stars of the team is Francisca Lara.
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