10.16.2012

FIFA U-17 WWC: It's Dumb Not to Mention This, Right? Les Bleuettes Take Home the Cup

How do you say, "Hoorah!" in French?
Three, belated cheers for the French girls, who finally got to celebrate at the end of a tournament, instead of bawling like babies, the poor things. It took penalty shots, as you probably already know, but, according to captain Sandie Toletti, the "football gods were with them." That's nice.

So, excellent news for women's football in France, and pretty damn good news for the same in North Korea. This tournament, following the U-20 Women's World Cup earlier this Fall, solidified that there's way more talent in the pipelines for myriad countries, and that means stiff competition, and that means myriad reasons to tune in and watch women on the pitch.

In totally depressing news for fans of all things German, the Deutscher (Deutschen?) lost to Ghana, 1-0. My Venus goes home without a medal, but with all homework completed.

Check out this piece on France winning it all, preparing for crepes and brie to celebrate their victory:

French champions marry luck with talent

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