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Re: 2017 world women's football
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2017, 06:50:11 AM »
Megathread for any reports/news/videos/confusion from 2017 for international or club football, in the countries of CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, CAF, AFC, OFC, OMG, and other acronyms.


Here are a few world football stories from this week:

Australia are likely to break their attendance record. Ann Odong reports 10,000+ tix sold for Penrith, 7,000+ sold for Newcastle for their upcoming friendlies at home against Brazil in September.



FIFA will employ female match officials in a world men's tournament for the first time, but it's still a tiny gesture. For the men's U17 World Cup in India in October, the apparent 63 male officials will have 7 female "support referees". :-\ Progress!

- http://web.archive.org/web/20170819062626/http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=8/news=match-officials-for-fifa-u-17-wor-2904418.html



In Uganda, the women's team will enter qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations 2018. It's the first time they've entered since losing in the 2012 championship. Currently ranked 119th in the world.

- http://www.fufa.co.ug/fufa-registers-crested-cranes-take-part-2018-womens-afcon (Archive page)

African governing body CAF's women's football symposium will happen in March 2018 in Morocco.


Amanda DaCosta has announced her retirement
(pic: Kevin Walsh, cc-by)


In the U.S., Amanda DaCosta has retired from football - DaCosta won two titles with Liverpool and represented Portugal, and recently Washington, Chicago and Boston in the NWSL.

- https://usa.vavel.com/soccer/nwsl/818372-boston-breakers-amanda-dacosta-announces-retirement.html (Archive page)

The U.S. college season 2017 is about to kick off, with several U23/U20 players involved. This week marks 32 years since the U.S. women's team had their first match. Only six years later, they were world champions.

Not from this week, but a decent interview about Gwendolyn Oxenham's book on her football career, Under the Lights and in the Dark:

- https://copa90.com/all/the-unseen-side-of-womens-soccer (Archive page)

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Re: 2017 world women's football
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2017, 08:06:06 AM »

Strange goings-on in Nigeria, with the champions of Africa:

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40988190

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Florence Omagbemi, who led Nigeria's Super Falcons to an eighth Women's African title last year, says she is 'shocked and surprised' at not making the shortlist for the role of coach.

Omagbemi's contract expired at the end of their triumphant 2016 Women's Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Cameroon.

Despite being one of the 10 names on Fifa's list for Women's Coach of the year, Omagbemi's name does not appear on a shortlist published by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for various positions in the national teams.