FIFA Women's World Cup 2011: 5 Myths About Women's Soccer

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FIFA Women's World Cup 2011: 5 Myths About Women's Soccer
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Every four years, the FIFA Women's World Cup rolls around and brings in its wake predictable public reaction.

On the positive side, the tournament is heralded as the long-awaited breakthrough for women's soccer. On the less positive side, there's a familiar assortment of dismissal, innuendo and criticism.

Here are five myths about women's soccer, and the truth behind them.

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