The Brazilian women’s football team have just returned from China where they finished runners up to Germany, losing 2-0 in the final. The tournament received extensive media coverage here in Brasil, with most of the matches being broadcast live on the channel Band. Despite a creditable performance and some fine victories on route to the final the players return to Brasil was marked by several players complaints about the withholding of payments, lack of a professional structure and pathways for development of the women’s game in Brasil. The Brasilan FA have promised to launch a national cup tournament this year but as yet the plans are unknown.
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TWResearch have extensive experience of the development of the women’s game in Europe. Click here for more details. We will be continuing to follow developments here in Brasil and posting more from our interviews with young players and officials here in the near future.