Much has been written of late about women’s football, including both praise and criticism of the recent World Cup performances, discussion of pay discrepancies between male and female players, and, in a few cases, a circling of the male wagons around the sport against a perceived female attack. These have all highlighted the fact that the game still has a long way to go in terms of its development, financial support and attitudes towards it.
The standard of the football played at the recent Women’s World Cup in Canada has faced criticism from some journalists, derided for being an inferior rendering of the men’s game. In one such appraisal, Gordon Parks of the Scottish Daily Record stated that:
“Having watched countless matches from the Canadian borefest it’s only confirmed a mediocre version of the male game is being given a profile way beyond what it deserves.”
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