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Euro 2022: why women's football remains dominated by the men's game

England's Beth Mead takes control. Shutterstock/Romain BiardJust over a hundred years ago, women in England were effectively banned from playing football. The Football Association ruled in 1921 that clubs were not allowed to let women play in their grounds, ensuring there could be no recognised league or organisation in which female players could practise and develop. The ban lasted almost 50 years.

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