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The Most Important Moments in Women's Football History: Part Seven

Football is more than just a game. Over the last 150 years it has become a source of identity, conflict and debate for all who follow and play it. It has reached the furthest corners of the globe and boasts more players and supporters than any other sport. In this list, we will be going right the way through the illustrious, colourful and pioneering history of women's football. We will be looking closer at the teams, coaches and individuals who have overcome negative attitudes, antiquated misogynistic views and repressive social expectations to create an inclusive and popular game supported by millions around the world. Let's see which moments have shaped the game we love! 31. 2012 Olympics (2012) A generation inspired The 2012 Olympics. Wow. What a spectacle. It seems mad that the greatest show on Earth took place in London almost 7 years ago. It was a fortnight of sporting brilliance as Franklin, Phelps and Bolt lit up the celebration and probably the last time w

The Most Important Moments in Women's Football History: Part Six

Football is more than just a game. Over the last 150 years it has become a source of identity, conflict and debate for all who follow and play it. It has reached the furthest corners of the globe and boasts more players and supporters than any other sport. In this list, we will be going right the way through the illustrious, colourful and pioneering history of women's football. We will be looking closer at the teams, coaches and individuals who have overcome negative attitudes, antiquated misogynistic views and repressive social expectations to create an inclusive and popular game supported by millions around the world. Let's see which moments have shaped the game we love! 25. Arsenal Ladies Dominate British Football (2000-10) Arsenal won the UEFA Women's Cup in 2007, Alex Scott netting the winner. If in the 1990s and 2000s, Manchester United dominated men's football, then Arsenal would certainly conquer all before them in the women's game. Under the st

The Most Important Moments in Women's Football History: Part Five

Football is more than just a game. Over the last 150 years it has become a source of identity, conflict and debate for all who follow and play it. It has reached the furthest corners of the globe and boasts more players and supporters than any other sport. In this list, we will be going right the way through the illustrious, colourful and pioneering history of women's football. We will be looking closer at the teams, coaches and individuals who have overcome negative attitudes, antiquated misogynistic views and repressive social expectations to create an inclusive and popular game supported by millions around the world. Let's see which moments have shaped the game we love! 21. 1991 FIFA World Cup (1991) Following decades of struggle and fight for the freedom to play - the women's game would see a major milestone in 1991. As the game began to grow around the world - FIFA would organise the first Women's World Cup in China. The FIFA website describes the tourname

The Most Important Moments in Women's Football History: Part Four

Football is more than just a game. Over the last 150 years it has become a source of identity, conflict and debate for all who follow and play it. It has reached the furthest corners of the globe and boasts more players and supporters than any other sport. In this list, we will be going right the way through the illustrious, colourful and pioneering history of women's football. We will be looking closer at the teams, coaches and individuals who have overcome negative attitudes, antiquated misogynistic views and repressive social expectations to create an inclusive and popular game supported by millions around the world. Let's see which moments have shaped the game we love! 16. The WFA is Formed (1969) In 1966 England's men won their first ever World Cup on home soil. The victory, combined with the European Cup's initial popularity in the 1960s had seen a spike in the desire to play the game. This was not just men's desire for football but also ladies wish

The Most Important Moments in Women's Football History: Part Three

Football is more than just a game. Over the last 150 years it has become a source of identity, conflict and debate for all who follow and play it. It has reached the furthest corners of the globe and boasts more players and supporters than any other sport. In this list, we will be going right the way through the illustrious, colourful and pioneering history of women's football. We will be looking closer at the teams, coaches and individuals who have overcome negative attitudes, antiquated misogynistic views and repressive social expectations to create an inclusive and popular game supported by millions around the world. Let's see which moments have shaped the game we love! 11. Women's Football is Banned (1921) So long as women's football was being played in front of such large numbers, opposition was never far from the surface. The words from historian Matthew Taylor are a stark reminder of British society and its expectations in the early 1920s. Despite the w