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Interesting thoughts on women’s football post olympics

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The Olympic honeymoon period is over. Or is it? London 2012 hoped to be a turning point in women’s football as far as interest and attitudes were concerned. Less than six months on, are women reaping the rewards of a successful summer of sport, or are things pretty much the way they were?

“Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball. They could, for example, have tighter shorts. Female players are pretty, if you excuse me for saying so, and they already have some different rules to men – such as playing with a lighter ball. That decision was taken to create a more female aesthetic, so why not do it in fashion?” – Sepp Blatter, 2004.

As head of football’s world governing body, Sepp Blatter is arguably the most powerful man in football, which makes these comments all the more shocking. But since then…

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