World Cup: Matildas shed underdog status to change football in Australia
08 August 2023 | 9:19 am
Australia are riding a wave of popularity and hype at this Women's World Cup. Forever an underdog in the world game, the team's belief, ability and results are making a mockery of that tag.
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Spain captain and World Cup final hero Olga Carmona found out after the match that her father had died, the Spanish FA (RFEF) said on Sunday.
Spain are world champions after a 1-0 win over England in Sydney. Olga Carmona scored the final’s only goal – but Spain’s triumph is built on midfield dominance, led by the inspirational Aitana Bonmati.
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Manipur has long dominated women's football in India, but that success has been jeopardised by violent outbreaks. It remains to be seen if women's football can get back on track and play a part in unifying the state.
The future of the Spanish FA boss hangs in the balance. But for women’s football, the backlash against Luis Rubiales and the stunning World Cup win could pave a path to a brighter future.
Spanish football chiefs have fired the coach of its World Cup-winning women's team. Jorge Vilda had initally supported suspended federation chief Luis Rubiales amid a furor caused by him kissing a player on the lips.
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