Vatican embraces women’s football

VATICAN city – Pope Franciscus, a great sports fan, has strongly the first vrouwenvoetbalwedstrijd of the Vatican blessing given. The duel is on June 10, part of a sports and family event at the complex Pio XI. Two teams of colleagues have the scoop. The episcopal press service SIR brought that news to the outside.

In the Vatican, approximately 750 women, but that has so far not come up with the idea a football team be formed. In contrast to the men in the papal service, who have a long tradition in national sport number 1.

The highlight of the sportfeest in June is the duel for the Supercup of the Vatican. Who is going this year between the current cup holder, the, founded in 1966 vv Vatican Museums, and the reigning champion of the Vatican league, the sports association of the children’s hospital Bambino Gesu. The vatican city is one of the few independent states is not a member of the wereldvoetbalbond FIFA.

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