2019 – A Monutmental Year for Women’s Football

2019 was a momumental year for women’s football. The sport will always remember FIFA’s World Cup held in France, which boasted over one billion viewers in 206 countries. One million tickets were also sold, and the average stadium attendance exceeded 75%. All around the world, from Australia to America, from Britain to Spain, women’s football…

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The Shortest League in the World

Greenland conjures up images of blisteringly freezing cold ice, Inuits and formidable polar bears padding over blankets of snow. Nobody can imagine football being played on stony, sandy pitches. Yes, the beautiful game not only survives, it thrives in that bleak and barren autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. Football is so important, that…

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The Liliputian League

When we speak about football, the size of the teams, stadiums and salaries are the first ideas that come to mind. Rarely do we associate the sport with anything other than that. Yet, there are people who play football for the sheer enjoyment and fun of it, to the extent that the supporters and players…

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Spanish Female Footballers Strike While RFEF Signs for Millions

Amazing, disconcerting, worrying. Call it what you want, but the case is clear. The Royal Spanish Football Federation prioritises money above human rights. While the Spanish women footballers went on strike this weekend, the RFEF announced a three year deal to play the revamped Spain Super Cup in Saudia Arabia. We are talking about the…

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How the Beautiful Game is Making the World More Beautiful

Streetfootballworld is a unique global organisation that want to change the world. What is more, this organisation has set a deadline by which to achieve their goals. Their deadline is 2030. Streetfootbalworld was founded in 2002 by Jürgen Griesbeck, also founder of Fútbol por la Paz. This organisation is strongly driven by the conviction that…

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Shame on That Male-Dominated Football World

Female footballers have been fighting against discrimination and inequality for over one hundred years. Is this fight finally over, or on the other hand, has it just started? It is ironic to think that before and during World War 1, women’s football flourished in England. Their matches raised funds for the injured soldiers and their…

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The Unseen Goals

When a footballer scores a goal, the fans cheer and clap. But what do they do when a player is injured? And what is the first question that players, themselves ask, and those surrounding them, when this happens? Does it have to do with their health or does it have to do with finance? Most…

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The Story of the Fight for the Little Virgin

This true story happened some time in the last century.  However, it did not take place in Grado del Pico. But the villagers know about it and talk about it in hushed voices. Even though those who whisper about it do not live in either village concerned, they do know the names of the men…

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A Romanesque Jewel Sitting in Silence

Grado del Pico may be a small, extremely remote and very much underpopulated village nestling in La Sierra de Ayllón, but it boasts, according to the villagers, thee oldest Romanesque church in Segovia. A visit to San Pablo – Saint Paul – in this lonely village, is a trip into silence. Unfortunately, not much of…

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Lessons To Learn from The Women’s World Cup

From 7th June to the 7th July, 24 inspiring teams brought skill, character, passion and equally important, visibility, to female football in the 2019 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Once more, the Stars and Stripes came out on top. It was not easy for them, though there were moments when the EU gave…

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