#Rio 2016: #SouthAmerican women’s #Soccer still fighting for respect

 Brazil’s Andressa Alves, left, Cristiane, center, and Marta celebrate after their side’s second goal during a group E match of the women’s Olympic football tournament against Sweden in Rio De Janeiro.

Economic and structural barriers are an important part of why there is such a problem with the women’s game in a corner of the world that treats male #Soccer players like demigods. But a critical reason behind the lack of support – if not, obvious disregard – for fútbol femenino is the perception of masculinity and the culture of machismo that exists across the continent.

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/aug/09/rio-2016-south-american-womens-soccer-still-fighting-for-respect



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