Saturday 21 April 2018

Spoof video mocks women's football

Norway goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth features on the video (AP)
Norway goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth features on the video (AP)

Norway's women footballers have scored a hit with a spoof video sending up their supposed lack of soccer skills.

The clip starts with defender Trine Ronning "admitting" how rubbish women footballers are, declaring: "Really, we absolutely suck at this."

Goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth complains that "the ball is so slippery" and says her job would be easier with two keepers to guard the same net, if not three.

Throughout the sarcastic video, in which players admit that prejudicial views about women's football are "all true", one player explains how tough it is to remember the rules and not pick up the ball with her hands.

Other members of the team claim to struggle with everything from the offside rule to kick-ups - unless they are with a balloon.

Norway won two of their three group matches at the World Cup in Canada - drawing 1-1 with Germany in the second match - which left them second in the group on goal difference, but enough to see them advance to the final 16 .

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