Futbolita x #Francefr at the Women’s World Cup

    Thanks to an exciting partnership with #FranceFR (French Tourism Board), experience the magic of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 held in France with Futbolita. 

    There’s nothing quite like a women’s football game, unique in its own way. Sure, there are still doubters, and the odd sexism joke here and there (the “stay in the kitchen” lines are getting a little old), but most of the perspectives towards women’s football are changing regardless.

    At the Canada-Sweden game at the Parc de Princes, which the Swedes went on to win 1-0 to set up a quarter-final meeting with Germany earlier this week, we witnessed passionate fans embracing the importance of enjoying the game for it is, as opposed to taking sides. Perhaps the Swedes were slight favourites over their continental counterparts, but even as they were leading – and controlling the game – the entire stadium erupted in cheers of support for fifth-ranked Canada at the 91st minute, as they attempted a corner and free kick.

    “This one will hurt, I think, just because we played so well,” Canadian star Christine Sinclair acknowledged after the game. “And we definitely had the team to go deeper in this tournament, so that’s disappointing.”

    In contrast, men’s football games are rarely met with such neutrality, and often fans are encouraged to ‘take sides’, which has been normalized in this game. The women’s game, however, seems wholesome, encompassing, and just great to watch. VAR, poor goalkeeping and technicalities aside, it’s truly making its mark in a way that unites and divides fans.

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