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Did any of you know that there is a FIFA World Cup going on at the moment?

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MmeLindor. Thu 30-Jun-11 22:28:53

No? That will be because it is the Womens' World Cup

What a surprise that it is not even being mentioned on the news.

celadon Thu 30-Jun-11 22:31:37

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MmeLindor. Thu 30-Jun-11 22:34:22

I know, I don't even LIKE football.

But it irks me that they make such a massive fuss over the mens' WC, and no one even knows that the womens' competition is running at present.

meditrina Thu 30-Jun-11 22:34:41

I knew.

MrsCog Thu 30-Jun-11 22:35:17

I agree it's low profile, but it has been reported on Radio 1 newsbeat a lot this week.

MmeLindor. Thu 30-Jun-11 22:37:02

Has it, MrsCog? I only knew about it cause it is being held in Germany and Germany are the defending champions, so it is being reported more widely in the German media.

PurpleStrawberry Thu 30-Jun-11 22:37:29

I've been following it, I enjoy the women's game, you don't see disrespect towards the referee or many (if any) theatrics!

bullet234 Thu 30-Jun-11 22:38:24

Yes. The BBC have mentioned it on several occasions.

Meglet Thu 30-Jun-11 22:44:55

I did. I think it was in the sunday sports section last week.

Don't know how we're doing though. When's the final?

Hope Powell is still manager isn't she?

PurpleStrawberry Thu 30-Jun-11 22:49:11

The final is 17 July.

England have played one game so far, a 1-1 draw against Mexico, their second game is against New Zealand tomorrow. It's a must win.

Hope Powell is still manager and rumour has it she'll be manager of the GB women's team for the 2012 Olympics.

OmicronPersei8 Thu 30-Jun-11 22:53:57

I was looking through this in the Guardian the other day. I don't know much about football (women or men's) but I found it fascinating - great photos and they all sounded very interesting and talented. In fact that's reminded me, I wanted to show DD the photos.

MmeLindor. Thu 30-Jun-11 22:56:17

Oh, I stand corrected. People do know it is going on.

PGTip Thu 30-Jun-11 22:57:23

It's been mentioned on Radio 2 a lotsmile

Spatz Thu 30-Jun-11 22:58:23

I knew.
Watched first game. Just like the men - expected to win and gained a valiant draw.

OmicronPersei8 Thu 30-Jun-11 23:01:16

Well, people in the feminism section do. I'm not sure about a wider range of people. I only know because I vaguely remember reading something about it a few weeks ago and then I looked through those photos at the weekend. I don't watch football (and neither does DH) but I would definitely be aware if it was the men's world cup, as it would be unavoidable, with flags up everywhere, merchandise in supermarkets, games on in pubs etc.

exoticfruits Thu 30-Jun-11 23:10:08

I hate football whoever is playing.

PrinceHumperdink Thu 30-Jun-11 23:11:33

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PrinceHumperdink Thu 30-Jun-11 23:12:55

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ivykaty44 Thu 30-Jun-11 23:14:27

Yes the womans football - we do far better than the men at this sport.

Did you know about BLIND football and how well we do at blind football in the world cup?

AnnieLobeseder Thu 30-Jun-11 23:14:59

I didn't know it was on. Women's sport is rarely mentioned in the UK.

We've just got back from visiting DH's family in Israel, and there was women's basketball and women's volleyball on the main sports channel every night we were there. I think it was some kind of world cup. But I was so impressed that they were showing women's sports as mainstream.

Though if there had been a men's game on instead.....

PrinceHumperdink Thu 30-Jun-11 23:16:55

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claig Thu 30-Jun-11 23:34:50

It is shown on Eurosport on the Sky platform. If you haven't got Sky, you can watch Eurosport's coverage by buying a month's access to the Eurosport Player for about £3.50, which enables you to watch it live on your PC, as far as I know.

PrinceHumperdink Thu 30-Jun-11 23:50:40

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MrsCog Fri 01-Jul-11 06:34:01

I think it's the kind of thing the BBC should show to help bring it more mainstream.

PrinceHumperdink Fri 01-Jul-11 08:42:45

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