World Cup sparks interest in women's soccer in China

September 12, 2007
By Associated Press
WUHAN, China -- The World Cup has sparked some interest in women's soccer in China, where the sport is generally thought of as a game for boys.

Dozens of Chinese came to watch a New Zealand training session this week, pedaling up in bicycles and pushing babies in strollers. They stood quietly along a chain-link fence ringing the practice field as the team worked on long passes and crossing.

The crowd broke into applause when a player scored a goal during a full-field ...

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