We Came to Win

The stories behind the greatest moments of the World Cup.

In the World Cup, sometimes the real drama happens off the field.

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10. Mutiny at the 2015 World Cup

June 13, 2018

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Show Notes

For years the Spanish women’s national team was treated like an afterthought by their coach and the Spanish Football Federation. The team’s most basic needs were ignored, they were paid almost nothing, and the coach regularly disrespected them. But when they qualified for the 2015 World Cup, they knew they had an opportunity to change that. They could harness the world’s attention and finally demand the resources and respect they deserved. But bringing about change meant taking on a century-old institution and a system built on inequality and rampant sexism. 

CREDITS: We Came to Win is hosted by Nando Vila. This episode was produced by 
Emily Ulbricht, Emma Morgenstern, and Ngofeen Mputubwele, with help from Anna Foley and Jasmine Romero. Our senior producer is Matthew Nelson. Our editors are Caitlin Kenney, Devon Taylor, and Jessica Weisberg. This episode was scored, sound designed, and mixed by Bobby Lord. Check out more Gimlet podcasts at gimletmedia.com.