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Women’s World Cup captured public’s imagination despite Fifa’s worst efforts | Marina Hyde10 Jul 7:30am

Women’s World Cup captured public’s imagination despite Fifa’s worst efforts | Marina Hyde

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Patronising scheduling set it up to fail but players used their platform to highlight how the governing body lets them downGianni Infantino is one of those intensely political people who believe that as far as everyone else is concerned, there is no place for politics in football. It was just last year – at some grimly political press conference in Iran, naturally – that the Fifa president announced: “It’s very clear that politics should stay out of football and football should stay out of politics.” Is it? If so, the conclusion of the Women’s World Cup on Sunday suggests it is time to ask Infantino how that one’s working out for him. So much of the previous month’s tournament had felt exuberantly political, from the delicious insolence of Megan Rapinoe in pre-emptively
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