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Girls need to see women in the role of coaches and managers at all levels of football. / Yuri A / Shutterstock

Women’s World Cup: why are there so few female coaches in football?

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.
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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Scott Barbour

The upside to Canada being knocked out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup

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. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Women’s World Cup: The epidemic of ACL tears in female soccer players is about more than just biology

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.

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