(CNN)The eighth edition of the Women’s World Cup has been described as the most important in history. Kicking off in Paris on Friday, the tournament certainly promises to be the best yet.
Never before has there been such a wealth of talent
or as many title contenders and, perhaps, never before has women’s football had such a platform. The four-week competition in France offers an opportunity to change attitudes,
to push the drive for equality
Established in 1991, initially as the FIFA World Championship for women’s football for the M&M’s Cup, only after the tournament in China did FIFA, the sport’s governing body, allow for it to be called a World Cup — the Women’s World Cup is still, relatively speaking, in its infancy.