The Making of the Women's World Cup: Defining Stories from a Sport's Coming of Age

The Making of the Women's World Cup: Defining Stories from a Sport's Coming of Age

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Women's football is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, with over 30 million girls and women playing the game. Three million people watched England defeat France at the European Championships in 2017 on TV and in the United States over 25 million people tuned in for the 2015 World Cup Final victory - the most-watched football match in US history.

Kieran Theivam and Jeff Kassouf detail the most incredible tales from previous Women's World Cups to create a wonderful composite view of the women's game.

The FIFA Women's World Cup in France kicks off on 7th June 2019 in Paris and will conclude one month later in Lyon. This will be the eighth Women's World Cup, with the first tournament having taken place in 1991.

The book covers topics such as Michelle Akers, playing through the pain; the early years, including the 1996 Olympics; the US team's World Cup triumph on home soil in 1999; Germany's dominant years between 2003 and 2007; superstar Marta; Kelly Smith and the Golden Boot that changed the game in England in 2007; how Japan's team brought the first smiles to that country since the devastating tsunami; the beginnings of Australia's golden generation; the 122nd-minute USA-Brazil quarter-final equalizer; and the Laura Bassett own goal that broke English hearts and brought them together at the same time.

ISBN: 9781472143327

Published Date: May 21, 2019

Publisher: Robinson Publishing

Language: English

Page Count: 210

Size: 7.80" l x 4.99" w x 0.76" h