Photographer Rhea Gupte documents young female football players defying gender expectations.
Stereotypes about the WAG – wife and/or girlfriend of an athlete – have barely changed since the early 2000s. But this is the reality.
Part of the magic of football is that the route to the top is a magnificently inexact science. Dimitri Payet is now firmly established as one of Europe's most gifted players, but his rise to international success was neither simple nor fast.
At first glance it looks like the kind of wooden box you would lock your brother in until he started crying—but it’s actually a revelatory piece of percussion.
But none of them are as hip as Daniel Sturridge.
Forget footy or sharing beers this Australia Day. The great Aussie equaliser is getting a biro, a cup of tea, and drawing a massive blue veined custard chucker onto a picture of a footballer in the Herald Sun.
Anna Krien's book Night Games is primarily about a rape trial of a footballer, and in it somehow Krien manages to pry open a world of tacky nightclubs, gangbangs, and locker-room jokes, by first of all admitting how lost she is in it herself.