April 30, 2014

Within two months, the Recife girls had a team of 22 training together every Saturday.

Aline Pellegrino, left, goes up against U.S. star Abby Wambach in Brazil's famous 4-0 win over the Americans in the semifinals of the 2007 Women's World Cup.
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Brandi Chastain provides the lasting image of the 1999 Women's World Cup, ripping off her shirt and celebrating after her cup-clinching penalty against China at the Rose Bowl.
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Brazil's women's national team has enjoyed success, but the development of the women's game in the country is still very much an issue.
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Keph Senett is a Canadian writer whose passions for travel and soccer have led her to play the beautiful game on four continents.

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