Discrimination still an issue in women's football

Limited opportunities and artificial turf are just a few issues hampering the world of women's football.

    The Women's World Cup in Canada is giving women's football a profile like never before.

    The number of teams in this year's event have increased to 24 from 16 in 2011.

    But it's a sport where discrimination can still be the fiercest opponent any player gets to face.

    Andy Richardson reports from Edmonton, one of the six host cities.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.