October 24, 2017

Megan Rapinoe: 'Fifa Doesn't Care About Women's Football': Three women were nominated as Fifa's best female footballer this year: American Carli Lloyd, Dutch midfielder Lieke Martens and Deyna Castellanos. Castellanos is an 18-year-old Venezuelan who plays at Florida State University. She's a rising talent, but she's never played as a pro nor appeared in a game for her country above the U-17 level. U.S. women's player Megan Rapinoe called Fifa "old, male and stale" over the nomination. She said, "If some random male player, who was not even a full professional, was nominated, I'm sure they would step in for that, so it's disappointing that the same hasn't been done for us."

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:05 PM - 2 comments

Sam Kerr is not surprised.

posted by owlhouse at 09:03 PM on October 25

@goddam must be blowing her stack over this, she is a huge Kerr fan. What a disgrace but so typical of FIFA and football generally when it comes to women. Bigly sad!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:55 AM on October 26

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