Global interest in the FIFA 2019 Women's World Cup continues to surge
As play continues to move forward through the second round of Group Match play of the FIFA 2019 Women's World Cup held across France, television ratings have surged in double digits throughout many global markets, including the United States. Many experts attribute to the referendum of women sports and the broader issue of gender equality across many countries to be the driving force behind the rating push.
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US dominates Thailand 13-0, receives backlash for poor sportsmanlike conduct
The US Women's National Team (USWNT) made their anticipated debut against Thailand with a decided victory during the second appearance of the Southeast Asian national team. While the goal differential is the largest within any Women's World Cup, many are criticizing the US team's continued celebrations in the latter goals for being unnecessary. All of this comes against the backdrop of a lawsuit filed by 28 members of the women’s team earlier this year, accusing the U.S. soccer federation of gender discrimination.