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By Jean Williams

ISBN-10: 3034313152

ISBN-13: 9783034313155

With an predicted 26 million lady avid gamers globally (6 million established in Europe), the evolution of soccer has been dramatic. progress within the women's video game has resulted in extra frequent participant migration as new varieties of professionalism emerge. This paintings explores these styles of circulation into, and out of, Europe utilizing new archival facts and participant interviews.

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However, Sundhage’s international career was to last twenty-one years between 1975 and 1996. As the sixth ranked player in the FIFA Woman Player of the Century poll, what changes did she, and other players like her, experience before and DIWHURI¿FLDO(XURSHDQFRPSHWLWLRQEHFDPHHVWDEOLVKHG" What can individual migration patterns to earn a living from the game tell us about the status of women’s football then and now? How have women become part of the technocracy of the sport since then; as players, coaches; media commentators and administrative leaders?

An international game against the Netherlands took place in September 1956 at the Mathias-Stinnes-Stadion in Essen, with the usual national anthems and other conventions. Recorded for the weekly newsreel, Die Wochenschau and mediated across cinemas, Germany won in front of 18,000 fans including 1,000 Dutch spectators who saw their team lose 2-1. A second international in Munich in front of 17,000 spectators, saw media pronouncements that women’s football had become fashionable, though tensions between the local council and the DFB over expenses DQGSUR¿WVFRQWLQXHGWRPDNHIHPDOHSOD\FRQWHQWLRXV A club competition, titled the European championship, was hosted under the auspices of an International Ladies’ Football Association in 1957 Introduction 25 (Eisenberg et al.

Group 3: Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Sweden. – Group 4: Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Hungary. The new tournament was therefore shaped by old ways of thinking. Proposals included that it be played over three years to avoid a clash with WKH¿QDOVRIWKH),)$ PHQ¶V :RUOG&XSRUWKH8()$(XURSHDQ&KDPpionships and the next edition did not take place until 1987. In the Final, Norway beat Sweden in Oslo, supported by 8,500 spectators, by two goals to one. Another idea for a FIFA backed female invitational tournament, SRVVLEO\WREHVWDJHGLQ-DSDQLQZDVIHOWE\8()$RI¿FLDOVWREH premature (FIFA 1986a: 2).

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