Netflix is preparing a film about the women’s world soccer of 1999 in which it imposed the selection of the united States. The digital platform reported Tuesday that it has purchased the rights to adapt the book “The Girls of Summer: The US Women’s Soccer Team and How It Changed The World” that he wrote Jere Longman.
The World of 1999 was held in the united States, where the host team won in the final by China in the shoot-out. Tendo Nagenda, vp of the plot of the film from Netflix, explained in a long text in the blog of the giant “streaming” the reasons why that win was so important to him and in general.
“When I moved to Uganda as a teenager, playing football was an important way of getting to know people of my age, even if our balls were made of dry leaves of banana trees”recalled.
“To see the U.S. team this summer made me forget we had no money and only something more than a dream to feed me. That team, that goal and that celebration unforgettable Brandi Chastain, in which he took off his shirt and knelt down amazed, made me believe that I could do anything and my way”added.
Nagenda argued that the victory of the united States had consequences far beyond the field of play. “Led to greater funding and recognition of soccer players in the world, and helped establish the first women’s league professional football in north America. But, above all, gave rise to important conversations about gender in the sport”said.
The united states is a great power in the competitions in women’s football, because, with four trophies, it is the country with more victories in a World cup. The last one was last year when the team led by Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan beat the Netherlands.
The members of the selection american have also become an emblem of the feminist struggle to demand equality with regard to the selection of male soccer in the united States. However, their claims have suffered a major setback recently when a judge dismissed their petition to the Federation of Football of the USA to equate their salaries to those of men, a team that, away from the successes of the women, charges more than the whole female despite the fact that not even qualified for the last edition of the men’s world.