unrepresented, unloved and better than you. we are not afraid of you and we will kick your ass. because women's football is better.
USA’s striker Alex Morgan (L) celebrates scoring the 1-3 goal with USA’s midfielder Megan Rapinoe during the FIFA women’s football World Cup semi-final match France vs USA in Moenchengladbach, western Germany, on July 13, 2011. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN
Happy Japanese players celebrate their 1-0 quarter-finals victory over two-time defending champion Germany in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
FIFA has barred the Iranian woman’s soccer team from an Olympic qualifying match. The Reason? Wearing the hijab.
The World interviewed Elham Seyed, creator of ResportOn, a garment that is both athletic and respectful of Islamic dress code. It’s currently being used by Women’s teams in Canada and Europe.
The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) had a rule similar to FIFA’s, citing safety concerns about loose clothing. Elham’s design proved to be the answer, when in 2009 the WTF allowed woman wearing the hijab to compete.
Germany’s soccer coach Silvia Neid receives the FIFA Ballon d’Or, women soccer coach of the year 2010.