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Five moments to remember from international matches in women’s football

This week was dedicated to qualifying matches for the Women’s World Cup. Sport/Foot Magazine looks back on everything you need to remember from these duels on and off the pitch.

The return of Ada Hegerberg in selection

In 2017, Ada Hegerberg stopped her international career because she did not like the way the Norwegian football federation treated its female players. One of the main issues was match bonuses, which became the same for both genders soon after he left. The first Ballon d’Or winner still refused to play for her country, because her fight was not just about money. In 2020, she told the British daily The Guardian that the problems she denounced also concerned the inequality of opportunities as well as the poor quality of the pitches and equipment allocated to women’s football.

In 2017, Ada Hegerberg stopped her international career because she did not like the way the Norwegian football federation treated its female players. One of the main issues was match bonuses, which became the same for both genders soon after he left. The first Ballon d’Or winner still refused to play for her country, because her fight was not just about money. In 2020, she told the British daily The Guardian that the problems she denounced also concerned the inequality of opportunities as well as the poor quality of the grounds and equipment allocated to women’s football. Olympique Lyonnais finally reconsidered its decision at the end of March. She missed representing her country and her fight to make football better for other young women also evolved in another way. She also saw progress within the Norwegian Football Association where President Lise Klaveness has played an important role. It was she who brought Hegerberg back to the table. The two women briefly played together in selection where they somehow passed the baton. They share a common vision as to the battles to be waged and this facilitated the negotiations, Ada Hegerberg admits. On April 8, the top scorer in the Women’s Champions League put on a Norwegian jersey again for the first time in almost five years and reopened his goal tally after just 21 minutes. With a hat-trick against Kosovo, Ada Hegerberg immediately showed that she was well and truly back with Norway. Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring record for England has been under threat for some time now. However, Harry Kanen is no longer the big favorite to reach the first 54 goals in the jersey of the Three Lions. Striker Ellen White netted her 50th goal against North Macedonia and leaves behind Kane, who is tied at 49. Against Northern Ireland, she could have equaled Rooney’s record 53 goals with a hat-trick, but she failed to find the fault. In June, they will have another chance to do so when the English take on our Red Flames and the Netherlands in friendly matches. After it will be the Euro which will point the nose, even if Kane will count on the League of Nations to hope to feed his counter. The duel White vs Kane to take the throne from Rooney therefore promises to be intense. The match between Northern Ireland and England set another record. 15,348 people attended the meeting. Never in the past have so many people attended a women’s football match in Northern Ireland. WEURO 2022 is fast approaching and many of the teams are unveiling their new outfits for the event. Our Red Flames will wear for the first time a jersey specially created for them instead of a derivative of that of the Red Devils. Among the striking differences, the choice of color for home duels. This jersey will be black instead of the classic red. The Belgian Union considers these special shirts as a tribute to the performance of the Red Flames and the development of women’s football. A sign that times are changing, the Red Devils will also wear the ladies’ jersey during a Nations League match in June. There is also a limited edition of the Swedes jerseys which explains the keys to beating this team. On this label are the qualities and weaknesses of all Swedish players. ”In the analysis we show exactly how we win, how we play and how the opponents might have a chance to stop us. Our team is better than ever and we approach the tournament with courage and confidence. We hope that the Swedish people will be behind us this summer, it’s an important moment for our team”, said Stina Blackstenius, striker of the Swedish women’s team. Also included is a document in which the chief analyst of the he team, Anders Eriksson, explains the tactics of the team and the qualities and faults of its players.”Canada’s Defense Minister” ended her international career by being replaced in the 46th minute of the friendly match against Nigeria. Last January, goalkeeper Stéphanie Labbé had also left PSG and had indicated that she would play her last official match with Canada. Labbé has 86 caps for the national team, including 81 appearances as a starter. She has also preserved his 44 clean sheets and most importantly an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo No one has forgotten his major role in the penalty shootout in the final against Sweden.The first three European countries to qualify for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand have been known since this week. France have won all eight of their matches so far and, with two rounds remaining in qualifying, they can already book their ticket for July 2023. Sweden shared the stake against Ireland and are nine points clear on Finland with one game remaining. She can no longer be reached. The third European women’s team that can already prepare for the World Cup is Spain. After their victory against Scotland (0-2), La Roja now has a sufficient lead over these same Scots as well as over the Hungarians.

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