Imagine what female athletes could achieve if they were free from body pressure.
Women’s Super League clubs face troubling levels of debt.
Olga Carmona (Spain) and Alessia Russo (England) contest the ball during the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup final.
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To maintain the Lionesses’ achievements go one step further at future world cups, English football needs to invest in girls playing at academy level.
We’re experiencing a great sporting and cultural moment. But the Women’s World Cup needs to be more than a four-week football festival.
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Like the rest of Australia, we have been following the world cup with growing emotional intensity. From the group chat to TikTok, the online alt-commentary on the game has been a joy.
Fans of women’s sport around the world are rejecting traditional masculine norms of sports fandom, and developing a counter fan culture.
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Have you found yourself liking sport for the first time and wondering how you got here? Here’s what might be going on – and why it might be the best thing for your wellbeing.
Whatever happens in the quarter final against France, in many ways the Matildas have already won before they even set foot on the pitch.
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On August 6, the Australian Diamonds won the Netball World Cup for the 12th time – but it received a fraction of the coverage the Matildas are getting.
England goalkeeper Mary Earps during England’s match against Nigeria at the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup.
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The merchandise and clothing available to fans of women’s teams is often limited, undesirable or just not available.
Girls need to see women in the role of coaches and managers at all levels of football.
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Just 12 of the 32 teams at the Women’s World Cup have female coaches. The game needs to break down some deeply entrenched attitudes to bring more women in as managers at all levels.
England’s Demi Stokes (in white) is absent from the 2023 Women’s World Cup due to run of injuries over the last season.
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As participation levels rise, TV viewing figures increase and sponsorship income improves year on year, what’s left to achieve for women in football?
Dancers perform during a celebration in Sydney ahead of the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup.
Fifa is facing a bumpy road to balancing money and moral aspects of growing the Women’s World Cup.
Canada’s Vanessa Gilles reacts at the full-time whistle after losing their Group B soccer match 4-0 against Australia at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, on July 31, 2023.
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The implications of the Canadian women’s soccer team’s World Cup loss goes beyond Canadian national pride.
Canada forward Janine Beckie watches after attempting a shot during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women’s soccer match against the United States, Feb. 16, 2023, in Orlando, Fla.
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Gender disparities in sport extend to injuries too. Female soccer players are at greater risk for ACL tears than males and it is clear immediate action is needed to address the non-biological factors for the injury.
Women are facing several hurdles from equipment designed for men to being paid less fairly.
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The higher profile of the 2023 Women’s World Cup and the excitement around it should not fool people into thinking the female game ‘has made it’.
If the FA aims to promote both their men’s and women’s national teams equally, my findings suggest they should reassess their current social media strategy.
Kelley O'Hara of the USA playing in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final. O'Hara was substituted for a head injury at half time.
Football is starting to take concussion seriously – but there’s more to do.
England prepare to face Portugal in July 2023.
Investment is needed at every level.
The England women’s team huddle before playing Wales in a World Cup qualifier.
The review seeks to lay out ‘a plan to lift minimum standards in key areas’, acknowledging that there are imbalances across levels and clubs.