Former Republic of Ireland star Aine O'Gorman believes that France will win the Women's World Cup.

The hosts have already qualified for the knockout stages and a draw or win against Nigeria tonight (live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player from 7.30pm) will ensure they top their group.

"I think it's been really good and really exciting," O'Gorman told the RTÉ Soccer Podcast.

"The coverage of it (the tournament) in Ireland has been top drawer and I'm really looking forward to the knockout stages.

"USA are looking good, Germany aren't up to their usual standards but are are coming in under the radar now.

"France are looking good on home soil. I'd like to see them go all the way.I think Holland will challenge, England are yet to get going. When it gets to the knockout stages that's when all the big players will step up and start performing.

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"France are the best team I've ever played against, we played them down in Cork one year and I was just blown away.

"I've played against some great teams like Holland and Germany but France are on a different level. The way they move the ball, they can ping it from one side of the pitch to the next.

"They can slow the game down and play at a great tempo as well.

"They have some really great players, lots from Lyon as well who demolished Barcelona in the Champions League final."

Watch every game of the FIFA Women's World Cup on RTÉ2/RTÉ Player or TG4