Sport in the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics: Women’s World Cup History/Preview 2019
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Ubiquitous tournament mascot Xochitl from Women’s Mexico City Tournament in 1971.
Tune in this afternoon as Danielle and Doc discuss the Woman’s World Cup to be played out in 2019. Qualifying teams from the Americas include Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, surprise upstart Jamaica and a strong United States team will take on teams from Europe (France, Norway, Germany, Spain, England, Scotland, Sweden, Netherlands), Africa (Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon) and Asia (South Korea, China, Japan, Thailand) plus Australia and New Zealand.
But it was 1971 in Mexico where women’s football (soccer) got its first major intentional and marketing impetus with a 6-team tournament that drew 110,000 fans in a Mexico vs. Denmark final. We’ll talk about that ground-breaking event, and how almost a half a century later, the Women’s World Cup will truly be one of the great international sporting events of the year in 2019 with an estimated 1 billion people viewing the games.
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