August 29, 2023

The Kiss Rocking Women’s Soccer

by The Journal

Spain’s victory in the Women’s World Cup this month was quickly overshadowed when Luis Rubiales, a top Spanish soccer official, abruptly kissed a player on the lips while on stage. As WSJ’s Rachel Bachman explains, the incident has been met with condemnation and calls for bigger changes in the sport.

Further Listening:

-U.S. Soccer’s Equal Pay Deal and One Player Who Helped Negotiate It 

-How Soccer Fans Killed the Super League 

Further Reading:

-Spain Soccer in Turmoil as Federation Chief Refuses to Quit Over World Cup Kiss 

-A Year After a Players’ Mutiny Against the Coach, Spain Is in the Women’s World Cup Final 

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