Saudi women’s team seek share of football boom

Taif (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) – As Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar pack Saudi stadiums, a quieter but equally dramatic transformation is unfolding for women’s professional football, which didn’t even exist in the Gulf kingdom five years ago. “Come here to Saudi, have a look – witness yourself what is happening and how to see these players how they are passionate,” says Monika Staab, technical director of the Saudi female national football team.


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