WOMEN’S WORLD CUP – HISTORY OF WOMEN’S SPORT IN LATIN AMERICA – PLAYING FOR COLOMBIA
In this week’s special Women’s World Cup episode:
Newsflash (01:50): John speaks to Natalie Gedra (Twitter: @ngedra), a Brazilian sports journalist, about covering the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the excitement on and off the pitch, and why the clamour for equal pay is growing.
Deep Dive (18:25): Laurence interviews Dr Brenda Elsey (Twitter: @Politicultura), a historian at Hofstra University, about her new co-authored book “Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America,” racism and sexism in the women’s game, the little-known story of Costa Rica’s Deportivo Feminino, and why we should listen to Thaisa as well as Marta.
Culture (43:50): John catches up with Melissa Ortiz, an Olympian and forward for the Colombian Women’s national team (Twitter: @MelissaMOrtiz), to talk about the joys and challenges of the women’s game, recent improvements to the management of Colombian football, and recycling second-hand socks from youth teams.
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