Women’s World Cup 2019

Students in the Spring 2019 course “Soccer Politics” produced these pages introducing a range of themes surrounding the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. Click on the links below to read more and you will be taken to their sites, where you can learn about the financial and institutional questions surrounding the tournament, read profiles of players and coaches, and hear predictions about what will happen.

NOTE: Unfortunately the links below will no longer work as the external sites have expired, so this list just serves as a summary of the projects. Apologies!

English Language Sites

An Analysis of the Jamaican, Australian, French, and American Teams in Advance of the 2019 Women’s World Cup (Steve Hassey, Maddie Manning, Julia Choi, Tyler Wenger)

On our site, we offer a comprehensive look at the Australian, Jamaican, American, and French women’s national teams as they prepare for the 2019 World Cup. For each team, you will find a deep look into several key players who will make or break their teams, a profile of each manager, and a more contextual understanding of the history of the women’s sport in each country. We hope to provide the information you need to be an informed tournament-viewer come June!

English Players Profile: A Look at England’s Top 3 Leagues and The World Cup Hopefuls that Play in them (Qusai Hussain, Chris Kleypas, Henry Soule, Richard Van Vliet, Jeremy Yi)

On this site, we offer player profiles of women playing in England’s top-flight leagues. By first offering an overview of the structure and hierarchy of these leagues as well as a history of England’s World Cup experiences, we provide a landscape of English soccer at large. With this context in place, we then focus on offering in-depth profiles of players, both of English descent and foreign-born, who have either made World Cup rosters or are in position to make a roster when they are all announced. It is our hope that after browsing our website, readers will be able to recognize the faces they see this summer and connect them with their stories and league performances.

The 2019 Matildas: A Closer Look at the Australian Women’s National Team (Jared Cordover, Joshua Landsberg, Kevin Winiarski, and Andrew Workman

Welcome to our 2019 Women’s World Cup preview of the Australian National Women’s Soccer Team, known colloquially as “The Matildas.” Here you’ll find a collection of player profiles for the most important Matildas, a discussion of the recent history of the team combined with an overall outlook for the tournament, an analysis of Group C, and a breakdown of the domestic leagues in which the Matildas play (with a focus on the trend of movement from the Australian W-League to the American NWSL).

Everything Money: Your Guide to the Money Behind the 2019 Women’s World Cup (Richard Asfour, Alex Bajana, Matt Farrell) 

Welcome to Everything Money! An extensive guide to the Women’s World Cup and its finances brought to you by three current Duke students, Alex Bajana, Matt Farrell, and Richard Asfour.  Much has currently been made of the lawsuit the U.S. Women’s national team filed with U.S. Soccer alleging unequal treatment and pay mandated under the Equal Pay Act.This lawsuit served as the inspiration for us to look into what these pay disparities really are and the factors that could be driving them. However, our blog quickly moved beyond the scope of just the unequal wages paid to the men’s and women’s national teams and into literally everything money! 

In this project, we analyze several metrics to determine which factors influence the success of women’s national soccer teams.  We took the top 100 ranked women’s national teams and analyzed each nation’s men’s FIFA ranking, GDP Per Capita, Population, Gender Gap Index, rate of female participation in government, economic freedom index and average level of education to determine which factors correlated most closely with highly ranked women’s teams.  In addition to determining which factors are telling determinants for women’s soccer success, we also did a deeper dive into a few countries that will participate in this summer’s world cup, analyzing their results for each of the metrics.

World Cup 2019 Preview Podcast: A Crash Course Guide (Cameron Anderson, BJ James, Ian Roughen)

In this podcast we take a step by step look at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. This is a guide for avid soccer fans who need slight refresher going into the June tournament or for casual fans who haven’t tuned in since the last World Cup. Either way, we discuss the state of women’s soccer since 2015, catch up on some major storylines heading into the tournament, and break down the six groups. This pod is the one stop you need to get ready for the 2019 World Cup in France.

Simulating the 2019 Women’s World Cup using FIFA 19 (Ramon Arza, Owen Fitzgerald, Jack Nichols)

We simulated the upcoming Women’s World Cup using fifa 19, having each of the teams controlled by the computer and playing each other. There were upset, cinderella stories, and riveting overtime games. If you’re going to vegas, probably don’t use these predictions, but the games are fun to watch as how the World Cup could play out.

French Language Sites

Coupe du Monde 2019 : L’Équipe Féminine de Football des États-Unis (Donovan Bendana, Anna Egas, Blake Faucher, Amanda Kahn, Jack Gundersen)

L’équipe féminine de football des États-Unis est l’équipe la plus accomplie dans l’histoire du football féminin. Elles seront une force puissante dans la Coupe du Monde féminine cet été en France, et elles sont un concurrent fort pour gagner la Coupe. Ce site offre des informations à propos de l’équipe : son histoire et ses contributions au monde du football féminin, sa promotion des droits des femmes, des portraits des joueuses, et un aperçu de leurs chances dans le tournoi.

Quatre pays, une coupe (Nicole Yoon, Max Westerkam, Annabelle Vandenheste, Juliana Cordélia)

La Coupe du monde féminine de football se déroulera du 7 juin au 7 juillet en France et rassemblera 24 équipes dont le Brésil, le Canada, la Corée du Sud et la France. Trois membres de notre groupe viennent de trois pays différents qui participent à cette compétition: le Brésil, la Corée du Sud, et la France. Le dernier membre de notre groupe vient des États-Unis mais il va représenter son voisin au nord: le Canada. A travers notre site, nous allons donc examiner l’histoire de ces équipes et les ligues féminines de ces pays puisque nous connaissons personnellement le contexte culturel de chacun de ces pays. Nous espérons que ce projet sera utile pour les spectateurs de cette coupe, leur permettant de mieux comprendre la diversité, le contexte et les enjeux des matches.

Coupe Du Monde Féminine de Football 2019 (Marc Jabbour, Ilke Arkan, Andrew Malek, Alec Wall, Ethan Ready)

Sur notre site, vous trouverez des articles que nous avions écrit au sujet de la Coupe Du Monde Féminine de 2019, qui sera joué en France dès le 7 juin. Tout d’abord, nous avons organisé la liste des équipes qualifiées ainsi que leurs compositions, leur classements et d’autres morceau d’information pertinents. Ensuite, nous avons composé une vue d’ensemble de l’histoire de la Coupe Du Monde Féminine en considerant chaque tournoi depuis son début en 1991. Nous avons aussi inclus les profiles de certaines joueuses qui vont surement attirer l’attention cet été. Finalement, nous avons écrit une pièce qui aborde le sujet de la diversité entre les différentes équipes. Ce sujet était très pertinent pendant la Coupe Du Monde masculine en 2018 et restera pertinent dans ce prochain tournoi.

Spanish Language Sites

La selección femenina argentina (Sarah Beckmen, Christabel Essien, y Belanie Nagiel)

Sarah Beckmen, Christabel Essien, y Belanie Nagiel crearon una guía del equipo nacional femenina de Argentina. Analizaron la historia de fútbol argentina, las controversias sobre género, y su grupo en el Mundial de 2019 [Translation: Sarah Beckmen, Christabel Essien, and Belanie Nagiel made a guide about the Argentina Women’s National Team. We analyzed the history of Argentinian soccer, the gender controversy, and their chances in Group D in the 2019 World Cup].

Las Latinas del Mundial Femenino 2019 (Lola Sánchez, Luis Fornes, Javin DeLaurier, y Marco González)

Si quieres aprender más acerca de las selecciones latinas que competirán este verano en el Mundial Femenino de Francia 2019, esta página es para ti. Esta página contiene información, noticias y datos acerca de las tres selecciones que representaran a Latinoamérica, las cuales son Argentina, Brasil y Chile. La información que encontraras en la página será desde pequeños relatos de las selecciones antes del mundial hasta datos y noticias acerca de jugadoras y entrenadores específicos de cada selección. El mundial esta a la vuelta de la esquina así es de que infórmate bien para que puedas disfrutar del espectáculo al máximo.

Conociendo las regiones del mundo a través del fútbol femenil (David Latoni, Rosie Eidelman, Diego Elmufdi, y Antonio Salinas)

Nosotros decidimos hacer un perfil sobre un país de cada región que participa en el mundial. En nuestra página hablamos de Europa (Francia), Norteamérica (Estados Unidos), Sudamérica (Brasil), África (Nigeria), Asia (Japón), y Oceanía (Nueva Zelanda). Hablamos de la historia del fútbol de cada uno de estos países, el camino de la selección al mundial, la liga local, jugadora estrella y entrenador(a), y los resultados que creemos que tendrá cada equipo. Hicimos un análisis comparando y contrastando las diferentes situaciones que se viven en estos países y como han influido en el fútbol femenil. Finalmente acabamos con una sección de pronósticos en la cual decimos que equipo creemos que ganará el Mundial 2019.

Grupo B: “Grupo de la Muerte” (Tomás Cabo-Hervada, Sujay Rao, Roey Vardi, Marco Vonderheide)

Para nuestro proyecto final, hicimos una guía para el Grupo B de la Copa Mundial. Creemos que este es uno de los grupos más interesantes del torneo y podría ser el “Grupo de la Muerte”. El grupo consiste de equipos de alta calidad como Alemania, China, España, y Sudáfrica. En cada sección, hablamos de la historia del fútbol femenino en los países, los resultados de los equipos, los jugadores y entrenadores, y más.