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The Daily Drool: Women’s World Cup Week: Marta Vieira da Silva

29 Jun

The amazing Marta has won the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year five times(2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) award, and was the inaugural winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or (2010). She was a silver medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics with the Brazilian Women’s National Team, which she has been a member of since 2002. She was also awarded the Golden Ball (MVP) at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship. In the 2007 Women’s World Cup, she won both the Golden Ball award as the best player and the Golden Boot award as the top scorer. In January of 2011, she signed to the Western New York Flash of the Women’s Professional Soccer league. She’s been called “Pele with skirts” (which he agrees with!) and was the first woman to have her feet imprinted in the cement at Estádio do Maracanã in Brazil.

Lotsa Bits & Bobs: WWC, RCH, Transfer Rumors, Vacation Snaps Continue

28 Jun

So much going on today – I thought I’d do one big post instead of bombarding you with a ton of little ones.

Watishista! Maddy found this awesome shot of male fans cheering on Germany at the Women’s World Cup. The shirt says “Girls, make us proud! (Source)

Speaking of the Women’s World Cup, over the weekend Maddy sent me a note and said she had issues with how they using sex to promote the tournament as opposed to portraying the women as powerful athletes, as evidenced by these pictures…
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FIFA Treats Women’s Game As A Burden

24 Jun

Marta and Sepp Blatter at 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala

FIFA treats women’s game as a burden
by Jennifer Doyle
Published June 23, 2011
From Foxsports.com

HOUSTON –  On the eve of the Women’s World Cup it is worth remembering that FIFA’s involvement in a women’s football tournament won’t turn the Sith Lords of soccer into benevolent stewards of the beautiful game.
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