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Women’s Football

  • April 29, 2014

    BRASIL DIARY...

    We were thrilled to meet the female futbolitas from Brazil’s biggest ‘favela’ (or slum), Rocinha, during our first week in Rio de Janeiro. Although Brazil’s favelas have a reputation for being dangerous and full of crime, our favela guide (a native himself), Zezinho, was adamant on dispelling this notion. After...

  • March 28, 2014

    Women’s Football:...

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ7ha4nx_Ak] The Street Child World Cup kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, today and we’re so excited to be a part of it as the girls and boys from 18 nations come together to promote the message: “No Child Should Live On The Streets.” Arsenal and England international Alex...

  • March 21, 2014

    Women’s Football...

    The U-17 Women’s World Cup is currently taking place in Costa Rica, and there have been a slew of interesting stories (and upsets) at the tournament. Japan became the first side to advance to the quarterfinals after their 10-0 thrashing of Paraguay earlier this week. A little too much, Japan?...

  • March 18, 2014

    When Ladies...

    Theres absolutely no doubt that football has a long-standing and well-deserved status as a global sporting phenomenon. Several generations of men, women, and children from all walks of life have drawn inspiration, entertainment, and passion from the sport by either watching or participating in games with their friends and family....

  • March 14, 2014

    Women’s Football...

    An interesting interview with Perpetua Nkwocha, 38, a Nigerian international who now plays in the Swedish league, sheds light on the difficulties of being a professional footballer in her culture. Nkwocha, who has scored 41 goals in her 83 international appearances, shared how her job has helped her to support...

  • March 7, 2014

    Women’s Football:...

    One of the legendary icons of women’s football, Marta, has expressed her excitement about Brazil hosting the World Cup. For her achievements (five consecutive FIFA Women’s Player of the Year awards), surely she deserves her own glittery VIP box! Marta said that she is hoping to fly to Brazil to...

  • February 21, 2014

    Women’s Football:...

    It’s no secret that the USA Women’s team are still reeling over the shock final defeat to Japan at the 2011 Women’s World Cup. The ladies took the first step to avenging their loss by picking up the gold medal at the Olympics in 2012, but it’s clear their sights...

  • February 14, 2014

    Women’s Football:...

    There are fewer legends in women’s football than Mia Hamm, the former USA international who picked up the FIFA Womens World Player of the Year award twice and is considered the best-known female player of all time. Her glittering career has spanned eighteen years, and she has scored 158 goals...

  • February 7, 2014

    Women’s Football:...

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcV8p_ExLsU] Compared to their male counterparts, women’s football in Spain has traditionally been a weekend family affair, with grandfathers and relatives coming over the small venues to support. It’s sweet, but at some point, the structure needs to be thoroughly re-examined. It is pointless for a club to have 162,000...

  • January 31, 2014

    Women’s Football...

    As hosts of the first ever U-17 World Cup in 2008, New Zealand are no strangers to this tournament which celebrates the best in women’s football. However, their geographical location has made it difficult for them to play international oppositions, although their women’s team can be very good. It isn’t...

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