The hope of seeing a FC Bayern player winning the World Cup rests on the shoulders of Germany and Japan. Both countries are favorites (with the United States) to win the entire competition, and it's very possible that they could find themselves facing each other in the final.
Germany has the largest contingent of Bayern players. Sara Däbritz, Melanie Behringer, Melanie Leupolz, Lena Lotzen, Leonie Maier have the opportunity to replicate the World Cup won by Germany's men last summer in Brazil. Of the three favorites, Germany has the most difficult match in the quarterfinals against darkhorse candidate France. While the French haven't been as impressive as Germany to date, they've shown that they're capable of beating any team at any time.
The lone non-German player left is Japan's Mana Iwabuchi. While the 22 year old has only played in two games (and, as a substitute), she's been absolutely electric when she's been on the field. The Japanese will take on Australia on Saturday. While they will be the favorites in the match, we learned in the Netherlands match that Japan is susceptible to quality counterattacks, and the Australians will be aiming to prove that their victory over Brazil was no fluke.