Argentina women will cap amazing turnaround at World Cup

FILE PHOTO: Erika Vasquez (C) of Ecuador fights for the ball with Agustina Barroso (L) and Mercedes Pereyra of Argentina during their Copa America women's soccer match in Quito September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja (ECUADOR - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)/File Photo

(Reuters) - When Argentina play at the women’s World Cup in France next month they will cap one of the most remarkable journeys in sport, from a team that did not exist two years ago to one competing on the biggest stage.

In the summer of 2017, the Argentine team had been inactive for two years, hamstrung by an association that showed little interest in arranging games.

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