I am the co-creator and editor of Cheeky Backheel. This piece is from a podcast I do weekly with three other members of Cheeky Backheel. We end each episode with a segment titled In-Direct Free Kick. Where each of us gives a 3-5 minute piece on some soccer related topic. This piece on Abby Wambach, her Ballon d'Or, and the state of American Soccer is my In-Direct Free Kick piece from…Continue
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FIFA have announced the names of players and coaches who have made the shortlists for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year and the FIFA World Coach of the year for women's football for 2012.
The final decision will be made by the captains and head coaches of the women’s national…Continue
Here is FIFA's breakdown of voting percentages for the women's awards at the FIFA Ballon D'Or 2011.
Sawa topped the women's World Player of the Year voting with 28.51% while Sasaki won the World women's coach of the year 2011 award with 45.57% of the vote.
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Homare Sawa (Japan) wins the FIFA women's World Player of the year award 2011 beating Marta and Wambach. Norio Sasaki (Japan) beat Bruno Bini (France) and Pia Sundhage (USWNT) to win the Women's World Coach of the Year 2011.
Nadeshiko Japan veteran Homare Sawa was crowned the FIFA women's World Player of the Year 2011 beating five time winner Marta and Abby…Continue
At the press conference for the Women's Coach and Player of the Year. The FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year candidates Marta, Homare Sawa and Abby Wambach were joined by Bruno Bini, Norio Sasaki and Pia Sundhage, the three nominees for the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football award. Each person took turns to address the media.
Here is a short selection of what was…Continue
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The list of ten female candidates has been drawn up by experts from the Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ as well as by experts from France Football. The list of ten coaches has been drawn up by football experts from the Football Committee, the Technical and Development Committee and the Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, as well as by a group of experts from France Football.
The results from the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award ceremony are being announced.
Significant awards for the women's football World are:
Fifa Fair Play Award 2010: Haiti U17 National Women's Team
Women's Coach of the Year…Continue