07/06/2019 - 15:58

‘Tough journey’ – the South Korean mother blazing trail at World Cup

by Claire LEE When defender Hwang Bo-ram takes to the field in France next month, she will become the first mother to play for South Korea at the Women’s World…

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06/06/2019 - 10:59

Vatican women strap on their boots for first time in World Cup year

by Stanislas TOUCHOT More than three decades after it first put out a men’s team, women are finally strapping on the Vatican’s colours of yellow jersey and socks and white…

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05/06/2019 - 11:04

Paddy fields of dreams: the Myanmar teen making way in women’s football

Myanmar U19 striker San Thaw Thaw fled from her family’s paddy fields to follow her footballing dreams, inspired by her girlhood hero Wayne Rooney. One of five daughters, the 18-year-old…

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04/06/2019 - 09:52

In Bosnia, women footballers play against the patriarchy

by Rusmir SMAJILHODZIC As a young girl, Irena Bjelica had to furtively sneak to football training in defiance of a family who thought she would be better suited as a…

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27/05/2019 - 10:34

Population 1.4 billion, but China women’s football scraping the barrel

by Peter Stebbings / with Kelly Wang Her grandmother never wanted her to play football so 11-year-old Liu Chang’s father sneaked her out of the house when grandma wasn’t looking….

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22/05/2019 - 15:55

The different faces of the women’s rugby boom

Women’s participation in rugby around the world is at an all-time high, with latest figures showing 2.7 million players involved in the game. World Rugby launched the global campaign ‘Try…

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