Whilst the collapse of the European Super League and the impact of COVID may have dominated the footballing headlines in the last year, there have been some positive recent trends in the world of football.
Possibly none more so than the rise of the women’s game – which has gained an extraordinary prominence in recent years – one which is all set to continue says Laura McAllister, Wales’s former women’s team captain and current Deputy Chair of UEFA’s Women’s Football Committee.
But there could be some clouds on the horizon – particularly when it comes to next year’s World Cup, which will, controversially, take place in Qatar in November and December – slap bang in the middle of Europe’s domestic season.
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Professor Laura McAllister is a former captain of the Wales national Women’s team turned football administrator.
She is Board Director at the Football Association of Wales Trust and Deputy Chair of UEFA's Women's Football Committee. Earlier this year she stood for election as a UEFA representative on FIFA Council.
She is also Professor of Public Policy at Cardiff University.
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