The Women’s World Cup kicks off in New Zealand and Australia. We will discuss the teams, the players and the controversies.
The host countries of the Women’s World Cup didn’t waste their home advantage. In crowded stadiums, New Zealand stunned Norway while Australia defeated Ireland.
Joining the discussion:
- Kacey White is a former player for the U.S. National Team and a football analyst.
- Lisa Delpy Neirotti is the Director of the Sport Management Program at The George Washington University.
- Tim Vickery is a journalist.
- Paul Dong is CGTN’s Sports and Culture Commentator.
A city and country shaken by gun violence early Thursday poured its collective heart that evening into the New Zealand women’s national soccer team and into the start of the World Cup.
Hannah Wilkinson’s goal early in the second half provided a 1-0 upset over Norway in the… pic.twitter.com/NxYBxBlKmv
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As the Women’s World Cup #FIFAWWC ⚽ kicks off in Australia & New Zealand, @UN_Women and FIFA have teamed up to advance gender equality in football, and help end abuse & discrimination on and off the pitch.
Find out more: https://t.co/2SXbdYPp1y
— United Nations (@UN) July 20, 2023