Brazil's women's football chief causes controversy over comments
The co-ordinator for the women’s game in Brazil could have landed himself in hot water after making some grossly controversial remarks.
Marco Aurelio Cunha has revealed that he believes the main reason the image of the female game is improving because the “women are getting more beautiful”.
Cunha is currently accompanying the female Brazilian side during their World Cup campaign in Canada.
And he believes that the women’s football is improving due to the changing image – and that is widely down to the “attractiveness” of those playing.
“Now the women are getting more beautiful, putting on make-up. They go in the field in an elegant manner,” he said in a telephone interview.
“Women’s football used to copy men’s football. Even the jersey model, it was more masculine.
“We used to dress the girls as boys. So the team lacked a spirit of elegance, femininity.
“Now the shorts are a bit shorter, the hair styles are more done up. It’s not a woman dressed as a man.”
Brazil’s women have won both of their opening games at the World Cup in Canada and have already qualified for the knockout stages as group winners.
They take on unbeaten Costa Rica during their final group game on Wednesday, before preparing for the next round.
Iconic striker Marta has become the all-time leading scorer in the tournament’s history.
From The Mirror