2019 Women's World Cup: Hope Solo pays off 2

2019 Women's World Cup: Hope Solo pays off

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For this, the footballers go to the barricades

The Women's World Cup in France and just in time for the start of the mega-tournament, a debate on equality broke out. Because the media and the economy are the Kickerinnen still clearly in the shadow of their male colleagues.

The United States are the favorites of the Women's World Cup. However, there are troubles because the players pursue their own association for discrimination on the grounds of sex. Even former goalkeeper Hope Solo wants to settle an old bill.

IAfter, Hope Solo had perfectly placed. Shortly before the start of the defense of the US women's football title Tuesday against Thailand (21:00 / DAZN), the eliminated national goalkeeper was billed as a BBC expert with former coach Jill Ellis.

"She's not a leader, as I wish," commented the 37-year-old athlete in a podcast about the world champion coach: "She relies too much on her assistants." And she is not clear with the pressure. "The latter is often overplayed," because the quality of the players is excellent ".

Solo, number one in Canada under Ellis in 2015 during the third triumph of the World Cup, opened an account with the 52 years. After the quarterfinal K.o. a year later, at the Olympics, the scandal says nonsense scandal has qualified the Swedish opponents as "cowards". Shortly after, she was suspended for six months and then announced her contract to the US Soccer National Association. The star was unemployed.

As a result, she now has time to worry as an expert. It's not like he's too quiet for the title holder in recent months. In March, the team submitted to superstar Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd a lawsuit against their own association. The accusation: gender discrimination.

Men have more money and better conditions – but it is women who win the title, so the reasoning. The big name no longer refers mainly to itself, but to future generations of footballers. And the big picture.

"I have a big mouth and I like to use it"

"I would like to see a major paradigm shift, a major overhaul, see that there has been a lack of investment, attention and attention given to women's football at over the years, "Rapinoe told AFP. The 33-year-old rose-haired young man still understands himself as an activist.

"I have a big mouth and I like to use them", that is his motto. In 2016, when she knelt in solidarity with the NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick initiated protests against racism before a national anthem match. The offensive player caused a sensation. The end of the song: The association introduced the requirement that players must stand during the anthem.

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