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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old December 12th, 2000, 02:51 Thread Starter
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Tonight, December 11, 2000, Fifa released two stingy lines about women soccer.

Source: http://www.fifa.com/

"Michelle Akers (USA) was honoured as the FIFA Women Player of the Century and China's Sun Wen won the Internet Award."
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What Fifa is trying to say is that Akers is elected Woman Player of the Century by "the Fifa Family" (a/k/a committee members, coaches, journalists) and Sun is elected Woman Player of the Century by us fans

Although women soccer is a relatively new sport it is time to stand up and be counted.

Congratulations Sun Wen

http://www.fifa2.com/scripts/runisa....rticle+19751+E

[Edited by Bonita on 10-01-2001 at 04:11]
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old December 12th, 2000, 23:58
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Yes, FIFA was "stingy", but at least they mentioned the fact that Sun Wen was the winner of the internet vote.

No doubt the American media will bury that little detail, as for example in this report: USA's Michelle Akers named woman soccer player of century.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old December 16th, 2000, 16:05
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Akers...I confess I am a little surprised,without contesting it ,I think Mia Hamm would deserve it.

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You have probably seen more of Hamm than Akers, but Akers is a better choice.

This is why it was silly for FIFA to invite the internet to vote on players of the century. My bet is that most of the voters never saw anyone play soccer before 1985 (I'm one of them ).

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