Zambia men’s head coach Avram Grant says “anything is possible” for the nation at the Women’s World Cup.
The Copper Queens will debut at the finals when they play 2011 champions Japan in Hamilton, New Zealand on Saturday.
Former Chelsea, West Ham and Ghana boss Grant has praised the squad after watching them train and draw 3-3 in a friendly with Switzerland on June 30.
“The team is ready,” said Grant, who believes Zambia are part of the toughest group at the tournament, Group C.
In an interview with the Zambian Football Association, he added: “The tempo was good and the players are in a good mood and looking forward to the game.
“Spain are fantastic, Japan have the tradition and there is also Costa Rica – but with the spirit and quality we have, you never know.
“The team can win games. They will be difficult games but they can do it.
“If they can bring their spirit from training to the pitch and do their best, anything is possible.”
Source: BBC Sports