ARSENAL WOMENS COACH EXPECTS TOUGH GAME

Arsenal Women boss Joe Montemurro has revealed that his team expects a tough test in their round of 16 clash against Slavia Prague in the Women’s Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday night.


According to Montemurro, Slavia Prague is a good team in form and would prove to be a unique challenge for the Gunners. He believes that the best tactic for the game is for the girls to defend have quick transition quickly with counters.
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FRENCH REFEREE MAKES HISTORY

French football continues to break down barriers between men and women. Corinne Diacre was the first woman who trained a professional male team in Clermont, Stéphanie Frapart became last April the first collegiate to referee in Ligue 1 at the Amiens meeting- Strasbourg.

After being recognized as one of the best French soccer referees after an impeccable season, La Ligue 2Frappart will be the first woman to referee a continental match between men, and will be on August 14 in the final of the European Super Cup when Liverpooland Chelsea clash.
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U.S. Women’s Soccer Win Facing Criticism

The national soccer team of U.S. women started Women’s World Cup registering a historic win over Thailand with the score 13-0. This history they created is this is the record number of goals made by any team in WWC both in the women’s or men’s category. And the second history was this was the victory with a huge margin in this tournament. Everything happened on the ground; still, some have raised questions on the sportsmanship of players. They are criticizing this team for celebrating goals and the history they have created with too much enthusiasm.

Among many commentators doing commentary for this match, raised issue joyous twirls of Megan Rapinoe, which she did after placing ninth goal in the match. On this an analyst of ESPN Taylor Twellman, who is also a former player men’s team the U.S. Twitted left a sour taste” in his mouth. Max Bretos of ESPN looked agree to this and tweeted, “I would tone down the celebration for the 9th goal, but that’s just me.” Just like them, there are many who criticized the celebration and expressed themselves on Twitter.
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CANADA TO FACE NIGERIA IN FRIENDLY

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is expected to hold in France and several of the qualified teams have begun preparations for the tournament. One of the tournament favourites Canada have been busy playing friendlies as they look to be in good shape for the tournament.

The fifth-ranked nation us set to face the African Champions Nigeria as part of their training schedule for the tournament. Canada have been drawn with African side Cameroon and the friendly is intended to condition the ladies for the clash.
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The Lawsuit Filed by US Women’s Soccer Team

The national federation of women’s soccer in the United States has launched a lawsuit for alleged gender discrimination. They have issued a press release stating that the lawsuit is not only about wages but also on how certain conditions need to be improved when it comes to sports for women. This is also to improve the participation of women on different levels.

The squad has 28 members and all have been named plaintiffs for the legal case. This was filed last month in federal court. The main grievance was stated to be the inequality of wages that are paid to the women players as compared to male soccer players. Even the men’s team of the US is supporting the cause. US Soccer Federation has stated that they are surprised that such a lawsuit has been launched. The president of this federation, Carlos Cordeiro stated that they have always strived to ensure equal pay. They have also taken up different investment avenues for development programs of female players.
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WEST HAM WOMEN SWEEP ROVERS’ LADIES ASIDE

West Ham United Women were totally rampant and dominant last time out, knocking Rovers’ Ladies out of the SSE Women’s FA Cup, to end their dreams of a fairytale success in the competition.

They were seen as overwhelming favorites heading into the Women’s FA Cup and it is no surprise seeing West Ham come out on top. They also ply their trade in the English top flight, Women’s Super League.
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