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Josh Nadel Video Offers Comments on World Cup

North Carolina Central University Associate Professor of History Joshua Nadel has developed special insight into soccer and the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Author of the recently published book, Futbolera: Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Latin American Sports History, Nadel is familiar with the obstacles, rivalries and prospects facing women's soccer internationally.

It can be tough for female soccer athletes to achieve and sustain peak performance, due to lower levels of funding for support, team training, and salaries. Yet, the constant motion and chess-like combination plays carried out by the 24 women's teams makes the sport exciting, Nadel says.

Nadel will discuss the World Cup and his book on Latin American women's leagues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, N.C.

In this video, he offers comments on tournament prospects for some of the game’s top teams, including France, Germany, and the United States, and provides insight into the funding disparities that face many women’s teams: Click here to view.

FIFA, or the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, is the sport’s governing body, headquartered in Switzerland. FIFA has sponsored a women’s worldwide soccer competition every four years since 1991.

Nadel holds a Ph.D. in Latin American and Caribbean History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His previous book, Futbal!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America, was published in 2014.

Nadel's conducts research at the intersection of soccer, politics, and society and is fluent in English, Haitian Kreyol and Spanish.

Published: Monday, June 17, 2019
by Senior Writer and Editor, Renee Elder
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