The women’s World Cup started in 1991, but back then, it didn’t have the full backing of FIFA, which was reluctant to allow the ‘World Cup’ brand to be used for the tournament.
A lot has changed. Now the football games are played in huge stadiums and broadcast all over the world.
And the popularity of the women’s World Cup is growing around the world.
The Heat talks to a panel of experts:
- Kely Nascimento is an ambassador for the Global Goals World Cup and the daughter of the Brazilian football legend Pele.
- Ellen Staurowsky is a professor of sport management at Drexel University.
- Shannon Smyth is a former Irish national football player.
- Chuka Onwumechili is a communications professor at Howard University.
In the biggest margin of victory in World Cup history, the #USWNT scored an astounding 13 goals in their opening match rout of Thailand on Tuesday. Despite, the rising popularity of women’s soccer, the players say they’re not getting the pay they deserve. https://t.co/rWI71iXDvS pic.twitter.com/aykBvrx7LD
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) June 12, 2019
— ⚽️ Football News (@footy90com) June 12, 2019