The best female football player in the world

It is true that when it comes to football in America, there is no man comparable to Mia Hamm.

The former 1972-born player holds the record for the most goals scored for the national team with 158 goals in 257 matches. Mia’s goals helped the US national team to win 2 world championships and 2 Olympic gold medals.

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Football is not the King sport in America. In the 1990s, football was even lower in the land of the Goddess of Freedom, although in 1994, the United States was the host of the World Cup finals. But Mia Hamm has always been a hot spot for American media, both on and off the pitch.

In 1997, International Soccer Business voted Mia into the Top 40 most influential people in world football, Esquire Magazine put Mia in the Top 100 influential people in the world. Along with teammate Michelle Akers, Mia Hamm was also the only two female players Pele was voted into the list of “125 Greatest Players alive”. Even People in 1997 voted Mia Hamm into the Top 50 most beautiful beauties on the planet. People ‘s coercive and ridiculous vote also partly reflects Mia’ s great influence on football and, more broadly, in American society.

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But Phil Knight’s evaluation of Mia Hamm is more than the same. Nike president Mia Hamm is on par with Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, because they are both legendary icons, who opened a new trend in their sport.

Knight is not exaggerating, because since the mid-1990s, Mia has become the model of millions of young girls who love football and want to follow, including the famous junior like Alex Morgan, Hope Solo or Abby Wambach. The number of girls in American high schools playing soccer increased to nearly 10 million, exceeding the number of boys. Europe, where the most developed football in the world can not get the percentage of women playing football than men like in the United States.

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Mia’s role in American football is like Michael Jordan of basketball and Tiger Woods of golf. But like other countries in the world, female players have not been recognized and invested on par with their male counterparts. So in every participating forum, Mia has always raised the flag of gender equality to fight for the rights of women in football and sports.

But not only exhortation but from the time of competition, namely in 1999, the American long-haired football legend founded a non-profit fund called the Mia Hamm Foundation. The purpose of this fund is to call for the whole society to help victims of marrow transplantation and invest, support young women to participate in training and sports.

Wang Shan story of Chinese women’s football queen (Part 5)

After the match, I signed with Gumi Sportstoto. In my first season playing in Korea, I was selected as the best player and also the soccer betting websites predicted so. At that time, I played for three teams at the same time: Chinese women’s team, Chinese youth team and Gumi club in Korea. I traveled endlessly between the two countries, participating in many trainings. At that time, I was so happy. I’m so busy that I forget all my past sorrows. I feel recognized, respected. Maybe I have some talent.

It is not good to wear a three-team shirt. The intensity of the competition made my body unbearable. I have left ankle fracture. I told the club not to operate because I didn’t want to recover alone for a long time. I couldn’t live in Korea for too long, while not knowing Korean. But Gumi signed me one more season and wanted me to go to the operating table. I have to accept, then spend time recovering alone. I felt so lonely and had to make important decisions on my own. The pictures at that time showed how sad I was.

Playing abroad is not easy, so I soon returned to China to play Dalian Quyen Kien. But playing football in Korea is not as difficult as moving to Europe. It happened when I joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2018. Arriving in France, I felt like a kid, starting to learn everything again. The whole world is upside down. Once again I have to leave home, say goodbye again.

China and France differ a lot, not only in food and language. In China, we do everything together. I always have family or teammates around to help. In Paris, after going to the training ground, I went home. It was like I went to work. People live much more independently.

Wang Shan story of Chinese women’s football queen (Part 4)

In January 2013, I was first called up to the national team, at the age of 17. I went to the training team to prepare for the Big Four tournament. At that time, I didn’t have any confidence. But, the coach still trusted me and said that the team needed a player like me.

I trained pretty well until the tournament. In the first match against Canada, I was a substitute. When the game had 30 minutes left and the score was 0-0, the coach told me to change into the pitch. I was so worried I almost resisted the order. “Don’t let me in the yard,” I thought. I bring anxiety to the field. I could only run and chase the ball, I couldn’t think of anything. I almost never touched the ball. 20 minutes later, I was replaced.

In football, being substituted and replaced is rare. That usually means the player has been a major disappointment. We lost 0-1. After the battle, I went back to the hotel to take a shower and take a nap. I was too ashamed. The only positive thing was that I didn’t have to tell my family about the match. But the whole family knew, when the match was broadcast on national radio. With a country as densely populated as China, many people will definitely see my performance.

But this time, no one criticized me. Actually everyone said to me that I should not worry because this is just the first match. The coach said he still trust me. A few months later, I and the Wuhan Club members were trained in Korea, preparing for the Chinese Games. I played so well that I caught the eye of a coach there. He wanted to sign contract with me. It is so interesting to be concerned by a foreign team.

Wang Shan story of Chinese women’s football queen (Part 3)

 

The timetable is terrible. We were awakened at 7 o’clock, had breakfast at 7:30 and started school at 8:00. After lunch and lunch break, we practiced until dinner. From 19:30 to 21:00, I only study. For six months, I repeated the schedule like that. Six months may not sound like a long time, but for me it’s a period.

I just want to play ball with a smile on my face. But that is not simple. Somehow, there are people who want to immerse me, saying that I can’t afford and smash my desire. Even the coaches do that. “That girl is unwise. She has no sense of position. She doesn’t even care about the ball,” they often say. They said I had no soccer talent, which made me almost believe that it was true.

Those words are not common in China. Parents and teachers often expect too much from children, but they never treat them like that. I think they only have an aversion to me. Even the two most important coaches thought I was like that, even though our relationship is now better. There was a teacher who discovered my gift when I was playing with the boys. But he always said that I didn’t know how to use my mind when playing football.

The other one is the teacher who coaches my second level team. He was the most demanding. When I was 13, I played a pretty good game and hoped to be praised when I left the field. But, he repeatedly criticized, making me unjust. That night, I could only cry because of hurt. A teammate spotted my mood and told the teacher. He seemed anxious and looked for me shortly afterwards and said: “It’s really nice to play that game.”

I always have to think about negative comments, and doubt myself. But they just want me to continue to strive and prove my ability.

Wang Shan story of Chinese women’s football queen (Part 2)

I was distraught. But now, I understand that Dad lies only to help me have a better life. I know I have to get on that train and go to Beijing. I am happy to have a father who cares like that, even though he is not my father. Actually, I haven’t seen my birth parents for a long time.

My parents divorced. I know they don’t like each other. When my father took me to live with my uncle, I couldn’t accept it. I just cried and trembled. Worse, the parents left Wuhan, went to another city to live. I rarely see them again. We are no longer in contact, because I feel there is no problem at all. Thinking of goodbye every day, I just felt miserable. I don’t want to say about them anymore.

My parents are really my uncle. I consider my cousin as my brother. When I first lived in my uncle’s house, I was scared and could only lock myself in my room. Gradually my brother asked me to play football, to help me make new friends. In elementary school, we play football together during recess. There is a football club in the school, but only for boys. Thanks to him, I was allowed to play together. I left my hair short and had a face like a boy’s, making people call me: Tomboy. “Look at Tomboy, he’s so cool,” people often say. That memory always makes me smile.

Football helps me express myself and get attention from people. After my parents divorced, I really needed that. Football also helped me to be in a team. The whole team won together, lost together. Whatever happens, we are not alone. I love football so simply.

At the age of 12, I was accepted into a soccer training facility in Beijing. The school scared me because I was a few years younger than my classmate. I’m shy and always remember my parents and my brother. The school is located far from the city center, so I just hang around at the academy.

Wang Shan story of Chinese women’s football queen (Part 1)

The PSG midfielder is on the page of The Player’s Tribune while she and her teammates attend the Women’s World Cup in France.

I have never liked two words Goodbye. Every time I hear the goodbye, unhappy memories come back. The most heartbreaking thing is the story that happened at a train station in my hometown – Wuhan, when I was 12 years old. I remember that night very cold, right on Lunar New Year. Everyone gets a week off to gather with family and relatives, eat the best dishes. I just wanted New Year to last forever, because it was the first year I had to leave home. I attended the gifted school in Beijing, dedicated to the Chinese U17 football team. I am much younger than my peers and gnawing at loneliness away from home. There are times when I miss my parents, I cried alone.

It’s easy to understand why I’m depressed when I only get three days off, then I have to go back to school. Just when I needed my parents’ arms, I had to go back to Beijing by night train. My parents and brother sent me to the station. Dad followed me to the door to the train. At that time, I just wanted to say that everything would be fine, but I didn’t dare. People always think I’m an optimistic, life-loving baby. But the opposite is different. No matter how sad, I don’t want to let others know, especially with my parents.

That night at the station, instinct reminds me to swallow sadness inside. But this time, I couldn’t stand it anymore. “Dad, I don’t want to go,” I said. Dad said, “Don’t worry. Go ahead. I’ll follow you later.” I was surprised, burst into tears and said, “You must come. I promise”. My father promised me and say goodbye. I cried all night. Arriving in Beijing, I soon realized the truth. Dad lied. Dad didn’t come.

America won the women’s World Cup 2019

The 2-0 victory over Holland in the final on July 7 brought American girls the fourth win in the world championship. The US team took the throne when winning all seven matches at the Women’s World Cup 2019.

With the US captain Megan Rapinoe returning to the main kick, both teams have the strongest force for the important match. The American girls joined better when actively taking over the game and giving pressure to the opponent. The opportunity was continuously created by Alex Morgan. The striker twice invaded the penalty area and finished, but the Dutch player Veenendaal played brilliantly.

As the defending champion, American girls are the ones who take the initiative and push the opponent. Many opportunities were created, but the Dutch defense still stood firm. European representatives advocated strong defensive play and waited for the opportunity to launch counter-attacks. But it was not until the end of the first half that the Netherlands created some situations on the ball. However, no table was scored in the first half.

After the break, the United States attacked, paid off with a penalty in the 61st minute. The referee consulted VAR, and determined Van Der Gragt’s defender had a high-legged error, causing Morgan to fall in the penalty area. Captain Rapinoe scored the correct spot on the 11m mark.

By 69 minutes, America doubled the gap. Lavelle takes the ball in the middle and then hits a long-range cannon, kicking the Dutch goalkeeper. The Dutch girls tried to rise up and seek to settle but still failed. The match ended with a score of 2-0. This is the fourth time in US history to win the Women’s World Cup, after the 1991, 1999, and 2015 periods.

Besides the championship, the US team also acquired two other noble individual titles at the Women’s World Cup 2019. Their captain Rapinoe was elected the best player in the tournament. Rapinoe and his teammate Morgan and the striker Ellen White share the best scorer with six goals each.

World Cup2019: France vs America in hopes of making history

The two French and American women’s soccer teams met on the evening of June 28, 2019, at the Parc des Princes, Paris, to win a ticket to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup 2019. Regarding the correlation of forces, It is impossible for the French to defeat the American team of Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, even though the French team in January inflicted the one and only defeat on American in their last 20 matches.

The overall performance table of the French and American teams clearly shows the difference between the two sides. France has never entered a grand prize, whether it is the World Cup, the World Championship, or the European Cup. Meanwhile, the US team has won the World Cup three times in 1991, 1999 and 2015, and is looking for a fourth Cup. As the top ranking country of FIFA International Football Federation, the United States has also won the Olympics four times, in 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012.

However, in this 2019 World Cup, the talent of the two teams seems to be equal. The US team, despite having spectacularly won the Thai team 13-0, was struggling more in the eighth round, had to kick a penalty to win the Spanish team 2-1.

The French team had a perfect start to the match against the Korean team, winning 3-0, but then in the eighth round, they had to struggle to eliminate the Brazilian team 2-1 with the final goal by Amandine Henry’s in extra time.

France hopes in the match against the USA, home advantage and the enthusiastic cheers of the audience will motivate their female players.

The winner of the match will enter the semifinals to meet the English team, having won the Norwegian team 3-0 on the evening of June 27, 2019, on the ground of the port city of Le Havre, western France.

Germany, who also won Nigeria 3-0, will face the UK on the semi-finals.

Vietnam enters the final round of women’s Olympic football 2020

The double of Huynh Nhu helped Vietnam beat Jordan 2-0 in the afternoon of 9 April to top the Group B.

Just one point in the final game, Vietnam will be the first. However, coach Mai Duc Chung is still cautious, kicking in the best cards and aiming for victory. The starting lineup was thus kept unchanged compared to the two wins with the same score of 2-1 before owners of Uzbekistan and Hong Kong.

Keeping the goal is goalkeeper Kim Thanh, the defender’s foursome including Hong Nhung, Chuong Thi Kieu, Pham Thi Tuoi, Vu Thi Nhung. Midfielders include Thai Thi Thao, Bich Thuy, Nguyen Thi Van, Nguyen Thi Lieu and the forward duo including Tuyet Dung and Huynh Nhu.

Jordan had no goal to fight because he had only one point after two matches. In fact, they are also incompetent to compete fairly with Vietnam. Coach Mai Duc Chung judged Jordan to be strong but slow to manage, mainly playing long balls. As expected, the West Asian team entered the match closely, having a defensive team to wait for a counterattack. Vietnam thanks to that from the beginning.

In the first 10 minutes, the couple Huynh Nhu and Tuyet Dung had three delicious but missed opportunities.

By the 14th minute, Jordan had the first phase of attacking organization, but the finishing phase could not make it difficult for goalkeeper Kim Thanh. This is also the most remarkable phase of Jordan in the first half. For the rest of the time, Vietnam still maintained great pressure. Only things Tuyet Dung, Nguyen Thi Van, Thai Thi Thao, Chuong Thi Kieu … could not penetrate the enemy net.

The same scenario takes place at the beginning of the second half. Even, Vietnam almost paid the price when it was hard to strike without scoring a goal. 56 minutes, Jordan countered after robbing the ball from Chuong Thi Kieu’s leg. Luckily, the teammates were able to cover, before the opponent striker opposite Kim Thanh.

Every effort of the students Mr. Mai Duc Chung finally paid off. In the 65th and 67th consecutive minutes, striker Huynh Nhu had two dangerous finishes to help his side lead 2-0. After three strikers in HCM City, there were a total of four goals.

Safety difference also helps Vietnamese players to play leisurely. The team also created many opportunities but could not beat Jordan goalkeeper and crossbar.

Toan won all three matches, Vietnam won tickets to the final round of the 2020 Olympics. There, Mai Duc Chung and his teachers will have to compete with the stunned opponents of Asia such as Korea, China, Korea, Australia … to win two tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

France is ready to welcome the world women’s football cup 2019

In 32 days, the final of the FIFA World Cup Women’s World Cup 2019 will open for the first time in France. More than 500 female players of 24 teams representing 5 continents in the world will be together on the field in 9 major cities of the country once home to the men’s soccer cup 1998. Expected to be around 10 million spectators watched 52 matches from June 7 to July 7 of the 8th World Women’s Soccer Cup.

History of World women’s football

If the first men’s World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930, then there were only 13 teams to attend, then it would have to wait until 1991, the final round of the world tournament for new women established. It is the first women’s World Cup held in China and the American girls are the winners.

The American female player, Michelle Ankers, was the first person to win the Golden Boot title, giving the most scoring player the World Cup. She scored 10 goals in a total of 491 minutes, equivalent to 6 matches. Her teammate Carin Jennings also won the Best Player award.

Since 1991, women’s football audiances and fans around the world have gone through 7 World Cups. Similar to the tournament for men, the Women’s World Cup takes place every 4 years. 2019 World Cup takes place in France from June 7. The cup has been constantly growing strongly so far, the finals are held with 24 participating teams, ie twice the number of the first World Cup.

Starting from the 2015 World Cup, recognizing that women’s football has become popular and the level of female players has improved markedly, FIFA has decided to expand the tournament size from 16 teams to 24 teams in final round.

The tickets for the Women’s World Cup finals are allocated as follows: European Region (UEFA) 9 places; Asia (AFC) 5 places; Africa (CAF) 3 places; North and Central America (CONCACAF) 3 places; South America (CONMEBOL) 3 rates and 1 ticket for Oceania.