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June 7, 2019 8:53 AM   Subscribe

"The eighth Women’s World Cup, which begins Friday in France, comes at a pivotal time for the women’s game. For years, players around the world have demanded better pay and more support from their federations. In some countries, serious progress has been made; in many others, the fight continues. We wanted to know what it’s like to be an elite women’s soccer player in this moment." 108 Women’s World Cup Players on Their Jobs, Money and Sacrificing Everything posted by everybody had matching towels (5 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
Yes, can't wait!!!
posted by josher71 at 8:55 AM on June 7


Quite excited about this. I've got tickets for 2 games in the round of 16, now I just need England and the USA to win their respective groups, or god knows who we will be watching.
posted by biffa at 9:58 AM on June 7


It is such crap that the men's teams make so much more when the women play such better ball.

Also a really broad spread of income for the Nigeria players, they go all the way from four digits to next highest after the US players who answered. I wonder what's up with that?
posted by solotoro at 4:53 AM on June 8 [1 favorite]


Also a really broad spread of income for the Nigeria players, they go all the way from four digits to next highest after the US players who answered. I wonder what's up with that?

Presumably it mainly depends what club sides they play for. Some of them play in the Nigerian league, some of them play in Europe or China.
posted by Bloxworth Snout at 5:04 AM on June 8 [1 favorite]


13 goals for women who want to celebrate World Cup wins (Alexandra Petri, WaPo:)
1. Do not score more goals than are strictly necessary to win. Scoring a lot of goals is rude, especially when you remember that many people do not have goals ever in their lives and could really use them. Recklessly scoring 13 in a single match, when people have played soccer for hours without scoring even one, is disrespectful and takes goals away from those who badly need them!

2. Maybe? If not, why are people upset? I don’t really understand this.

3. Thirteen goals is too many, though, and the number is unlucky!

4. Seven seems like a good number. Stop, if you can, at seven.

5. You should not celebrate the goals too much. Celebrate the first goal with all the joy you would show at the birth of a first child, then the second goal with somewhat less joy, then the third goal with a kind of annoyance. Upon the fourth goal, you should make a face like, “Is this happening? Bank error in my favor, I guess!” Attribute the fifth goal to God, or a higher power of your choice. After the sixth goal, take the whole team out and try to figure out what you are doing wrong. The seventh goal should be a mistake. The eighth goal should cause you to become enraged at the referee for allowing such a travesty to take place. After the ninth goal, grab the ball and shout at it. The 10th goal, if possible, should be in your own goal. There should be no 11th or 12th goal, let alone a 13th.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:38 AM on June 13


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