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2015 WWC – Group D: Surprising Start for the Swedes

12 Jun

599x337xfalcons-sweden.jpg.pagespeed.ic.ISoKbRmi5uGroup D began with a surprising start when the Swedes were held to a draw by the Super Falcons of Nigeria. As teams in the “Group of D(eath)”, we expected this to be a strong match but a 3-3 tie was not in my prediction book! Continue reading

2015 Women’s World Cup: Group D Contenders

2 Jun

052015-soccer-Group-D-split-pi-mp.vadapt.955.high.0Group D is the Group of Death. USA. Australia. Sweden. Nigeria. I would not be the least bit surprised if this group came down to final moments of the last group match. I kinda expect it to be this dramatic. If a major upset is going to happen in the group stage, this is where it is likely going to happen. Continue reading

“Speaking To Her” Is Not Enough, FIFA.

1 Jul


FIFA Addresses a Coach’s Remarks
By JERÉ LONGMAN
New York Times
Published: July 1, 2011

Soccer’s world governing body said it had spoken with Eucharia Uche, the coach of the Nigerian women’s national team, about homophobic remarks she made to The New York Times regarding lesbian players on her team.
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Edward Jackson: Give Homophobia the Red Card: Cleaning Up Women’s Soccer by 2015

30 Jun


Here’s a good article that I saw on HuffPost Canada and it gives a shout out to our buddies over at Red Card Homophobia.
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Depressing and Worrisome: Homophobia & The Women’s World Cup

22 Jun

Eucharia Uche, Coach of the Nigerian Women’s National Team continues her quest to repress the right of others to live freely. Read all about her latest bullshit in the New York Times: In African Women’s Soccer, Homophobia Remains an Obstacle

One of the many worrying quotes from the article: “Uche said she had never witnessed her own players participating in homosexual activity. Instead, she said that she had relied on rumors, speculation and news media accounts to form her belief that lesbian behavior had been common in the Nigerian team.” Can you say witch hunt?

It’s depressing to see coaches like this but it does my heart good to see out and proud coaches like Hope Powell (England) and Pia Sundhage (USA) rocking for equality. Players such as Natasha Kai (US) along with Swedes Victoria Svensson and Jessica Landström are doing the same.

Reading that article just breaks my heart a thousand times.