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High rates of injury in women's soccer may be due to lack of funding

Jul 26, 2023
Knee injuries and concussions are more likely in the women's game. That may be because its equipment and training regimens are designed for men.
One reason female players are more likely to tear their ACLs is that women's soccer is under-resourced, and strength programs that can decrease the likelihood of injury aren't frequently implemented.
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Women's World Cup: More teams, more money

Jul 20, 2023
FIFA sold media rights separately for the women's and men's tournaments this year, boosting the revenue potential for players and teams.
A screen displays the attendance during a match between Australia and Ireland at the Women's World Cup on Thursday. This year’s Women’s World Cup is expected to be watched by bigger crowds and bigger global audiences.
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What the World Cup can teach us about game theory 

Dec 19, 2022
The best way to approach a penalty shootout during the World Cup? A mixed strategy.
Argentina won the 2022 World Cup by outscoring France in the game's tiebreaking penalty shootout.
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Inside the "kafala" migrant labor system

The system has come under scrutiny over alleged human rights and labor abuses during the construction preceding the World Cup.
Foreign laborers make up the overwhelming majority of Qatar. The country's "sponsorship" system has come under scrutiny from human rights activists in the leadup to the World Cup.
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How expensive is it to host the World Cup or Olympics?

Nov 3, 2022
The upcoming soccer World Cup in Qatar is unlikely to recoup its economic costs and might be costly to the country's image too.
For most cities, hosting large, global events is a pricey endeavor with questionable economic benefits. Qatar is unlikely to recoup its costs for the upcoming soccer World Cup, according to professor Victor Matheson.
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Women's soccer World Cup is becoming a global sensation—and a fashion one too

Jun 24, 2019
Soccer jerseys are a hot fashion item nowadays.
United States' forward Tobin Heath (C) reacts with teammates after scoring a goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup Group F football match between Sweden and USA, on June 20, 2019, at the Oceane Stadium in Le Havre, northwestern France.

Sponsors make a bet on Women's World Cup soccer

Jun 7, 2019
Twenty-five million Americans watched the last women's final, and many sponsors are betting this year's tournament will be even more popular.
Carli Lloyd of the U.S. scores the team's second goal against Japan in the 2015 Women's World Cup final in Vancouver, Canada.
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