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Where is women's football going?

This article takes an in depth look at the state of women's football in England, including its history and a comparison with the fully professional league in the United States.

The Football Association aims to make it the second most popular sport in the UK.   There is quite a long way to go, certainly in terms of attendances.   They are comparable with those of non-league teams and, indeed, most matches are played in non-league stadiums.

2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Under Pressure Over Artificial Pitches

A group of international female football stars has retained two top law firms, Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP in the USA and Osler Hoskin & Harcourt in Canada, and are threatening legal action over the decision to play the next Women’s World Cup on what they call a "second-class surface" that they say causes more injuries and "degrades the women’s game."

Sweden Beat US On Penalties To Win Algarve Cup

In women's international football (soccer) there are three important tournaments: the World Cup (current holders: Germany), the Olympics (current holders: USA) and the annual 'Algarve Cup' (holders: USA). This last tournament may be invitation only and carry less media coverage than the other two genuinely world events, but it has been held since 1994 and it's final takes place in the Estádio Algarve - a 30,000 capacity ground built for the 2004 European Football Championships.

Belles In Distress

Doncaster Belles, the oldest club in the Women's Premier League, are on the verge of bankruptcy. The club's future is in jeopardy after it lost a major sponsor and it may be forced to close within days. The club may have to shut down after Sunday's match with Arsenal if some funding cannot be found. At the moment the club can't even pay for the coach down to Arsenal which would cost £500. The Belle's annual budget is just £65,000. Doncaster Council and Doncaster Rovers have offered to help out, but their money won't be available until the end of the month.