Beyond Bend It Like Beckham

Beyond Bend It Like Beckham

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Though it burst into public consciousness only with the 1999 World Cup, womena€™s soccer has been around almost as long as its male counterpart, flourishing in England during and after World War I. From the rise of womena€™s soccer following Title IX legislation in the early seventies to the watershed 1999 World Cup performance that turned the American team into instant celebrities, soccer is now the most popular sport for girls and women, with participation growing exponentially worldwide. Beyond a€œBend It Like Beckhama€ presents the first in-depth global analysis of the womena€™s gamea€”both where it has come from and where it is headed. With commentary from key players, coaches, and administrators, Timothy F. Grainey follows the sporta€™s reach into the unlikeliest places today, even countries where women were banned from playing soccer just a few short years ago. Though women in the United States and Canada still fight for equal treatment and funding, their situations differs markedly from the hostility, abuse, and even outright bans that some women still encounter in trying to pursue an activity they love. Through the prism of soccer, this book explores the struggle for womena€™s rights abroad, in countries as diverse as Sweden, Russia, South Africa, Pakistan, Australia, and Iran.The Global Phenomenon of Womena#39;s Soccer Timothy F. Grainey ... In 2010 Anna Picarelli played with wpsl runner-up Ajax of southern California, along with a short stint in Sweden with ... Luik played at the University of Nevadaa€“Reno and was a key midfielder/defender for fc Indianaa#39;s championship teams in the wpsl in anbsp;...

Title:Beyond Bend It Like Beckham
Author:Timothy F. Grainey
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2012-05-01


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