Emmanuel Macron visited the French women's team yesterday as the Women's World Cup is set to commence tomorrow. He availed of the visit to ask that the team defends the French shirt with dignity but also took the opportunity to add his voice in supporting French FA head Noel Le Graet in the ongoing attempt by the wealthy clubs in the game to form a breakaway European Super League.
Maybe it's not the time to analyse this situation affecting the men's game as we are on the cusp of the French 2019 Women's World Cup with France being the second nation to embrace the game after it's birth in England and before it's success spread across Europe in the 1870s. In the modern day, the beautiful game is no longer a male dominated sport and it's anticipated that the forthcoming World Cup will show just how far the women's game has come in recent years as many taboos and barriers have been overcome in the past two decades of the women's game.
We have three weeks ahead to immerse ourselves in women's football with the bulk of the tournament being shown on free to air television channel Gol, with the station being instrumental in providing a showcase to the women's game in Spain. Before the action gets underway in France, it's a fine time to listen to the words of the President Macron against the desires of the few elite and super-rich clubs lead by Juve chairman Agnelli with Florentino also a head figure in their initiative. The game is advancing with the forthcoming Women's World Cup set to dominate the news in the forthcoming weeks, let's hope that developments in the men's game refrain from taking away it's moment in the sun.