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From Panini Stickers to Paris, a beginner’s guide to the Women’s World Cup

Want to get into the Women's World Cup—but no idea where to start? Football journalist Kelly Welles offers an easy, four-step guide

By Kelly Welles  

England Women's Rachel Daly (right) and Millie Bright celebrate victory after the FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying, group 1 match. Photo: PA

The arrival of the Premier League in 1992 has been blamed for many things, but creating among a significant portion of the nation’s population a pathological dependence on rich men running around a flash stadium is rarely one of them. Men’s football has turned into something of a pantomime with its seasonal unveiling of heroes, villains, batshit plotlines and tropes. What’s more, it’s one we all seem to…

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