9781785781537-1785781537-Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer

Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer

ISBN-13: 9781785781537
ISBN-10: 1785781537
Author: Oxenham, Gwendolyn
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Icon Books
Format: Hardcover 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781785781537
ISBN-10: 1785781537
Author: Oxenham, Gwendolyn
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Icon Books
Format: Hardcover 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Oxenham, Gwendolyn wrote Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer comprising 320 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1785781537 and 9781785781537. Since then Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.80 or rent at the marketplace.

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In 2004, journalist and award-winning documentary maker Gwendolyn Oxenham played futebol feminino for Santos FC, Brazil. The team hitchhiked to practice, shared their field with a horse and wore hand-me- downs from the men's team.

If this was Brazil, the mecca of futebol, what did the women's game look like in other countries?

Under the Lights and in the Dark takes us inside the world of women’s soccer, following players across the globe, from Portland Thorns star Allie Long, who trains in an underground men's league in New York City; to English national Fara Williams, who hid her homelessness from her teammates while playing for the English national team. Oxenham takes us to Voronezh, Russia, where players battle more than just snowy pitches in pursuing their dream of playing pro, and to a refugee camp in Denmark, where Nadia Nadim, now a Danish international star, honed her skills after her family fled from the Taliban.

Whether you're a newcomer to the sport or a die-hard fan, this is an inspiring book about stars’ beginnings and adventures, struggles and hardship, and, above all, the time-honored romance of the game.

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