Hope Solo interview

Solo: Women's game still on the rise

March 21, 2012
By Mark Lomas
When Saki Kumagai stroked home her penalty to serve up Japan's first taste of World Cup glory last July, it provided a fittingly dramatic end to a watershed tournament for women's football. The final, awash with ardour, captured the imagination of the wider football fanbase like no other in the history of the women's game, and attracted more Tweets per second than any other event, sporting or otherwise, has ever managed.

However, the long-term development of the women's game, ...

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