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Women's soccer kicks up in England

Originally Published: May 14, 2011
By Jenna Pel

Women's soccer in England has entered a new age. The much-anticipated FA Women's Super League (FA WSL) kicked off in mid-April. And with the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup starting June 26 in Germany, soccer enthusiasts from all over the world will be following the women's game this summer.

In England, the women's side of the sport has had a patchy history, despite the country's rich soccer tradition. In 1921 the English Football Association banned women from playing on pitches designated ...

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