The English Football Association (FA) has issued a statement saying players will be considered for future kit design due to concerns about the England team wearing white during their tenure.
Questions were raised about England’s classic all-white kit after England’s 1-0 win over Austria against the backdrop of tennis conversations surrounding Wimbledon’s old all-white rules.
After the tournament’s opener, goalscorer Beth Mead said: “It’s something we’ve given back to Nike, hopefully they’ll change that. [the colour], It is best to have a whitening kit but sometimes it is not practical when it is time of the month. We handle it as best we can. We have discussed this as a team and we have given it back to Nike.
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The Nike kits worn by England this summer are perfect for the women’s team, with the sportswear maker promising to provide tailor-made kits for all women’s national teams ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
The competition is no different for Nike, which has provided six countries (England, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal and France) with custom kits for the Euro. Yet four of those six countries wear home kits in white shorts.
After requesting comment, the FA issued a statement on Saturday: “We recognize the importance and we want our players to give us their full support in this matter. Any feedback from them will be considered for future design. “
“We will continue to work in close consultation with our partner Nike, however we will follow the guidance of the competition organizers in terms of color choices.”
Speaking after England’s victory, Bayern Munich’s Georgia Stanway said: “It’s difficult, because we associate England with white. The home kit is incredible, it looks really nice. I think we can speak as a team, as a whole. Girls. “
As women’s soccer becomes more and more accepted into the mainstream, the sport – like the broader part of the women’s sport – is slowly breaking the last taboo: the menstrual cycle.
A concrete push in sports science has finally been researched on how the female body responds not only to the specificity of the body but also to the stresses of sports and training, but also to the additional effects of menstruation on athletes.
Beyond the obvious pain, soreness and swelling, research has shown that women are more likely to be injured in different parts of their cycle.
While this is going on in the background, fans will hear female players talking about their struggles in their time. Lydia spoke in one of the “times of the month.” Interview with Golf Channel While Monica Pug is talking Wimbledon white dress code And psychological effects on female athletes.
Speaking to ESPN on the subject, former England international Anita Asante said the problem already exists in the field of women’s sports.
“I’ve heard people raise this issue before and it’s been closed, just because ‘we’re collective so we should all look the same’, regardless of how it affects individual girls or women.” She can. Said.
She added: “I think it would be hard to find any woman with no such experience, when they are scared and know you have to play in white shorts.
“That’s when you finally have to get there and it can affect efficiency because you become extremely self-aware.”
For Asante, who left the English league in 2009 in search of professional opportunities, the lack of women in the decision-making process has made it difficult to play the game, waiting for the time when players will have all sorts of solutions available. . Problem. Affects their male counterparts.
“I think it took a long time because it wasn’t prioritized: women weren’t prioritized,” she said. The game system itself is not made for women or for them.
“Obviously, the people who run the game don’t think about the overall approach of the players. Men usually do not think about these things because they do not directly affect them. The main issue is how I see it. “
Women’s sports have come a long way since Sepp Blatter, who suggested that tight shorts would focus more on women’s football and that fitted kits would be provided to women at the top of the sport instead of wearing necklines and shorts. MC Hammer Video.
However, there is still a long way to go to ensure that female athletes have the right equipment and clothing to enhance their abilities, be it breathable clothing or shorts, so that they do not have to worry about bleeding.