2019 Women's World Cup: Four teams will be making their Women's World Cup debut in 2019. © Screengrab: Google Google on Friday marked the commencement of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 in France with a doodle created around the teams participating in the football mega event. The caricature, Google notes, celebrates the eighth edition of the tournament with a collage of characters from its upcoming series of doodles by guest artists representing each of the competing countries. "Each Doodle will capture the local excitement of the World Cup competition as well as what soccer means to the guest artist personally," Google said in its description of Friday's doodle.Over the next month, players from the national teams of 24 countries will compete, with the final match in the biggest Women's World Cup taking place on July 7 in Lyon, France."No one is more excited than Ettie, the French poussin, this year's official mascot!" Google said in a statement.Seven teams will be making their … [Read more...] about Women’s World Cup 2019: Google Celebrates Commencement Of Tournament With Doodle
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The US women's football team infuriated the rest of the world with their notorious 'tea-drinking' celebration today as they paraded through the streets of New York to mark their World Cup victory. Captain Megan Rapinoe was filmed drinking champagne and shouting 'I deserve this!' at the camera, while her team mate Alex Morgan appeared to ridicule the Lionesses with another show of her cruel 'tea-sipping' jibe. The US team was branded 'smug', 'cocky', and 'distasteful' after they pretended to sip cups of tea after knocking England out of the tournament at the semi-finals in Lyon. Social media erupted with fresh fury over the US team's behaviour today, with critic Piers Morgan claiming the players were 'unbearable', while England fans and others around the world branded them 'disgraceful', 'classless' and 'arrogant'. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOS US player Alex Morgan celebrates her team's world cup victory with their notorious 'tea drinking' celebration, to the … [Read more...] about Who do they drink they are? US World Cup winner Alex Morgan repeats her Brit-baiting tea-sipping celebration before captain Megan Rapinoe declares ‘I deserve this’ in victory parade around New York
SCORE with a job in women’s football. The 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup has led to a surge in new fans but is also netting more job opportunities for women in the beautiful game. With the Premier League worth £7.6billion to the UK economy and grassroots football contributing a further £10billion, the women’s game is a potential employment powerhouse. The number of pro and semi-pro female players in Europe almost doubled, to 3,600, between 2013 and 2017, and many more jobs are opening up to women in management, fitness and various support roles. Ahead of tomorrow’s 2019-20 Barclays FA Women’s Super League kick-off, new research shows a third of us now claim to be fans of ladies’ football and seven in ten believe it deserves the same profile as the men’s game. Now the Football Association and Barclays have pledged to pump over £10million into transforming the game over three years. The cash will be used to make football … [Read more...] about The 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup has led to a surge of job opportunities for women in football
This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) -- Cristiane Rozeira's left foot struck with the ball as soon as the whistle blew. The ball soared over the barrier, curved gracefully to the right, hit the post and crossed the goal line. It was Rozeira's third consecutive score of the game, and with it she secured the victory for Brazil over Jamaica in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019, which is taking place in France. Scoring that goal was no easy feat. It took expertise -- but also a well-designed ball. This year's official ball, the Conext 19, has practically the same panel design as the Telstar 18, which was the official ball in last year's Men's World Cup in Russia. The graphic design is different, though, as it's inspired by the 1998 Tricolore ball. The ball used in official matches is designed every four years by Adidas for the men's World Cup and it normally brings some criticism. For example, Italian striker Giampaolo Pazzini complained that the 2010 Jabulani weighed less … [Read more...] about The 2019 World Cup soccer ball was expertly designed for aerodynamic success
United States' forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup quarter-final football match between France and United States, on June 28, 2019, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. less United States' forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup quarter-final football match between France and United States, on June 28, 2019, at the ... more Photo: Franck Fife / AFP / Getty Images Photo: Franck Fife / AFP / Getty Images Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 United States' forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup quarter-final football match between France and United States, on June 28, 2019, at the Parc des … [Read more...] about We had an 8-year-old club soccer player ask Megan Rapinoe questions. And she actually answered them.
Zhang Weili steps out on Saturday as the first Chinese fighter to compete for a UFC title. © AFP Zhang Weili steps out on Saturday as the first Chinese fighter to compete for a UFC title and with one person to thank for her remarkable rise in the sport: Ronda Rousey. "I just want to be like her," explained the 30-year-old Zhang. "She showed us all what is possible in this sport. She has the strength and power that we all wish we had." Zhang will on Saturday face the Brazilian strawweight title-holder Jessica Andrade as part of the UFC's Fight Night 157 event at the Universiade Sports Centre in the southern Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen.Zhang trained in martial arts as a child but wasn't really sure where her life was headed -– until the moment she saw Ronda Rousey become the UFC's first women's world champion by defeating fellow American Liz Carmouche at bantamweight in 2013."Right then was when I decided I wanted to be an MMA fighter," Zhang explained.Zhang had resisted … [Read more...] about Inspired By Ronda Rousey, China’s Zhang Weili Aims At MMA History