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6 reasons women watched the World Cup

11 July 2014, 13:44

As the 20th 2014 FIFA World Cup draws to an end this Sunday, we look into why women were and still are, glued to TV screens to watch men play with balls.

1. For the love of the game

Despite criticism from male fans that most women are not real supporters, there are millions of ardent female soccer fans out there as equally passionate about the game as their testosteroned counterparts.

2. Women play with balls too

There are thousands of female footballers across the world who are just as soccer obsessed as the male fans and players.

3. The hot guys’ factor

We know critics are laughing out loud now since it sounds as if we’re contradicting the points above, but what’s wrong with enjoying the game AND the players? Though not a primary reason, it is always great to see well built bodies covered in sweat chasing a ball around. And scoring too!

4. To be part of the conversation

Social media is abuzz with soccer; the hashtags are flooding Twitter and Facebook and who doesn’t want to be part of all this talk? As ‘residents’ of the virtual world we are patriotic enough not to want to be left out.

5. It’s a good way to bond

Watching the World Cup is a good way of to spend time with sons, boyfriends and husbands and friends.  It’s also a good time to provide emotional support and consolation for the devastated men in your life when the favourite teams go down.

6. Swept up by the World Cup fever

Just like everyone else, we are swept up by the World Cup fever. It is a huge global event not only religiously followed worldwide, but it only happens once every four years. Who would want to miss it?

Have you ever been made to feel like you are not a real soccer fan just because you are a woman? Please share with us reasons why you watch the World Cup.

- Women24

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