Reporting on the 2019 Women’s World Cup: ‘It was a turning point’

One of our writers reflects on the intensity and excitement of covering 15 transformative matches in 34 days Equal pay! Equal pay! I knew I would be watching history this summer. After all, it was to be the biggest ever edition of the Womens World Cup, a turning point in the development of the womens game and the best showcase of its improving quality. But as the crowd joined the US womens national team in sending the chant for equal pay echoing around the Stade de Lyon, the magnitude of the effect of this competition started to sink in. The tournament was expected to break new ground on the pitch and spur footballing change off it, but no one could …