Upfront and Onside: Dispatches on the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada

Throughout the Women's World Cup an array of accomplished writers and scholars filed regularly from Canada with an eye on bringing a wide-ranging scope to the 2015 tournament. The stories spanned different nations, teams, aspects and elements of the competition while bringing attention to some of the bigger and some of the under-the-radar storylines during the seventh Women's World Cup.

The cast of writers includes: Laurent Dubois, Jean Williams, Brenda Elsey, Jennifer Doyle, Shireen Ahmed, Joshua Nadel and Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff.

From the history of the sport to team-specific profiles and more, below is the entire running series of Upfront and Offside: Dispatches on the Women's World Cup.


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    The Women's World Cup is over, and the USA is back on top of the world. Joshua Nadel shares his first-hand account of the final, a run-in with FIFA and more in his parting thoughts from Canada. READ MORE

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    As the Women's World Cup winds down, Laurent Dubois and Brenda Elsey find perspective after a month in Canada and give first-hand accounts of being in the Olympic Stadium stands for USA-Germany. READ MORE

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    Costa Rica is not your ordinary Women's World Cup debutant, with Las Ticas carrying on a lengthy history and tradition by making a strong first impression on the grand stage. READ MORE
    France's Jessica Houara recently posed for a portrait wearing a hijab, the headscarf that has ignited a furious cultural debate in France. With Houara's visibility on the popular French national team, what does the future hold for players who wish to wear headscarves? Laurent Dubois and Shireen Ahmed discuss. READ MORE

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    Mexico's history in the women's game is surprisingly long, but progress in that area has only come in fits and starts. At the 2015 World Cup, writes Joshua Nadel, Mexico will seek to win despite stagnant tactics. READ MORE

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    England fans have been bred to fear the worst at World Cups lately, but fans of the women's game can look to three key players to lead Mark Sampson's team, writes Jean Williams. READ MORE

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    Brazil's women are not celebrated or supported at home like their men counterparts. Nevertheless, is this the year Marta & Co. reach the pinnacle? Brenda Elsey wonders. READ MORE 

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