The Making of the Women's World Cup

Defining stories from a sport's coming of age

by Kieran Theivam, Jeff Kassouf

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With a foreword by England legend Kelly Smith, the country's all-time record goalscorer and a player widely considered one of the best to have played the game.

The exciting story of one of the fastest growing sports in the world, played by over 30 million girls and women.

Over 25 million people tuned in for the Americans' 2015 Women's World Cup final victory - the most-watched football match in United States history.

The Making of the Women's World Cup details the most incredible tales from previous Women's World Cups, including:

Carli Lloyd's 13-minute hat trick and the worldwide movement set off by 2015
How Japan made their country smile for the first time since the devastating tsunami
The USA's World Cup triumph on home soil in 1999
Germany's back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2007
Marta's magic: The birth of a Brazilian icon
How Kelly Smith announced her arrival with the kiss of a boot
The beginnings of Australia's golden generation
The 122nd-minute USA equalizer against Brazil: the quarterfinal that changed everything
The dawn of the Lionesses: England joins world elite through tears of joy and despair


  • Little, Brown Book Group; May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781472143310
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  • Title: The Making of the Women's World Cup
  • Author: Kieran Theivam; Jeff Kassouf
  • Imprint: Robinson
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781472143310

About The Author

KIERAN THEIVAM started following women's football in 2009 and began covering the game in 2011, first by blogging, before launching the UK's first podcast dedicated to the women's game in 2013. Since then, he has written for various national outlets both in the United Kingdom and United States, while acting as an expert voice for radio stations including BBC 5Live and BBC World Service. He has covered a World Cup, European Championships and Champions League Finals, while cultivating relationships with players and organisations from various parts of the globe.