In a teaser video released Friday, we see actor Frank Dillane, who plays ‘Nick,’ running very fast while looking very scared. We are going to guess there is a zombie or two chasing him.
Soccer already is the worldâs most watched and most played game. And, as American coach Jill Ellis noted before Tuesday nightâs match with Nigeria, itâs a sport where even small, poor countries have a chance.
But itâs a huge challenge because the hurdle has never been sport itself. What holds womenâs sports back are the same complicated issues they face every day about âa womanâs place,â female beauty and even gender identity.
Because if competence alone were the criterion, Brazilâs Marta Vieira da Silva would be celebrated in her soccer-mad homeland. But FIFAâs player of the year for an unprecedented five times isnât.
If sheâs talked about at all, Marta (whoâs almost always referred to only by her first name) is often derisively referred to as Pele with a skirt. In Brazil, soccer is a manâs game.