13 Jun 2023

Challenges facing women's football ahead of World Cup

From Checkpoint, 5:21 pm on 13 June 2023

The challenges facing women's football around the world continue to be exposed in the lead-up to next month's world cup in New Zealand and Australia.

Canada's women are involved in industrial action with the national body, England's Lionesses are caught in a club versus country battle and a former French captain has been recalled after a two year absence due to a falling out with a coach.

FIFA's football Sarai Bareman isn't shying away from the issues and believes it doesn't take the shine off the global tournament.

RNZ sports reporter Felicity Reid talks to Lisa Owen.