Episode 1494: Pogba Wants Out, USWNT Power On
Nine of the 16 second round teams at the Womens’ World Cup have been confirmed, and the Americans still look like the team to stop, after following up their demolition job on Thailand with a 3-0 defeat of Chile.
Meanwhile Paul Pogba has announced that he feels like a new challenge, somewhere else. But where? Who can afford him? And what direction do United take after he leaves?
Is Paul Pogba’s time at Manchester United over? It seems that way… pic.twitter.com/q0Bcgo0Dv0
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) June 17, 2019
Rebecca Myers of the Sunday Times joins us from Nice to talk about the USWNT – a “super-elite” sporting institution that has to deal with more than the usual share of political pressure.
The New York Times asked 108 #FIFAWWC players about what it’s like to be a female footballer in their countries. These are just some of the answers they gave to the question: “what’s the biggest sacrifice you’ve made to play?” https://t.co/1qds2FwUk5 pic.twitter.com/nqFmqS2LDk
— Rebecca Myers (@rebeccacmyers) June 17, 2019
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