Posted: 10/23/2018


       It wasn't until 1907 that women got the vote in Finland, 1913 in Norway, 1915 in Denmark and 1928 in Britain.from 1921 FOR FIFTY YEARS, The Football Association banned women's football !! but now support it fully and with England ranked 3rd in the world there are high hope for even greater success at FRANCE 2019.  I will be at The New York Stadium in Rotherham on Sunday 11th November at 1.30pm when the Three Lionesses take on Sweden in a friendly.

      FIFA has just announced prices and great deals for the FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP in 9 cities in France from June 7-July 7 next summer with some attractive deals with tickets starting about 12 Euros a match. The opener at Parc des Princes in Paris on the 7th plus matches there on 10th and 13th can be bought as a PASSION PACK BLEUS 3M package, although the draw will not be until 8th December in The City of Light. France will play in the opener. Both the semis plaus the final will be in Lyon.

       France, England, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Spain, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, China PR, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Canada, USA, Jamaica, Brazil and Chile are so far qualified. 4th place in CONCACAF,  Panama will play Argentina in a play-off while the 3 qualifiers in Africa will come from a 6 team tournament in Ghana next month.

      Meanwhile UEFA has voted for women with a 50% increase in funding to its 55 member associations after the success of the EURO Women's tournament in The Netherlands. Up from 100,000 Euros to 150,000 Euros each. The 2017 tournament saw an estimated 178 million viewers on TV while the 240,000 fans on seats was a record.  The prices at FRANCE 2019 are designed to fill the stadiums in Paris, Lyon, Valenciennes, Rennes, Le Havre, Grenoble, Reims, Nice and Montpellier. All are easily accessible by TGV (very fast trains).

      At a domestic level at the FA Women's Super League,  Arsenal are unstoppable with 5 wins out of 5 and a recent 6-0 drubbing of nearby Reading.  Manchester City beat Brighton away by the same score. Chelsea could only draw 0-0 with Birminghmam City and Bristol City beat Yeovil 2-1. A division below Spurs won 8-0 over Millwall, London Bees beat beat Lewes 3-2, and Durham 2-Crystal Palace 0. New girls Manchester United had a bye this weekend.