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2019 Women's World Cup

DrLeftover

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World Cup 2019: Nigeria on 'changing mentality' of women's football in Africa


For Nigeria's players, the Women's World Cup is about far more than just football.

The nine-time African champions remain the only nation from that continent to have qualified for every tournament since its introduction in 1991, and yet their players still face barriers at home.

For some in Nigeria, football is not seen as an acceptable occupation for women.

"This view is not just in Nigeria but in Africa as a whole," said striker Asisat Oshoala, 24, who plays for Barcelona and is one of the game's most exciting talents. "The women are supposed to be housewives. They are supposed to be in the kitchen - that is the problem.

"We are trying to change their mentality."
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Kaunisto

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One of my pet peeves in sports is tournament systems where "best 2nds/3rds" continue. They should always go with a system where as many teams go to playoff phase from each group.
Though there are worse things (like in women's ice hockey...)
 

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Lionesses v USA tonight for semi final! Could the lionesses tonight be the first senior squad from England to reach a WC final since 1966. It will be hard considering USA is current champions. I think the USA men’s team needs some words from your ladies team.

 

DrLeftover

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It comes on at 2000 British time, which is in the early afternoon US TIME.


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SwishUK

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Well on the 88th minute the score still stands! Think you’ve got this one Yanks! Congrats!
 
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