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World Cup hopes for women's football

While the England football team have already flown home from the World Cup tournament in South Africa after their defeat, the England women's football team are still going through the qualifying round for the Women's football World Cup.

Young journalists from Essex interviewed the team during the FA Women's Football Awards 2010 on 29 June 2010.

By India and Grace
From Tendring Technology College, Essex

India and Grace speak to Jill Scott and faye White from England women's football team
India and Grace speak to Jill Scott and Faye White

There's been a lot of focus on men's football during the World Cup, it is easy to forget that England has a women's team as well.

However, England captain Faye White says she doesn't feel sidelined. "I think we realise the sports are at different level. I don't feel we are second class. I think we are very professional and a good level and it is always getting better," she said.

Midfielder Jill Scott add that it is difficult to compare the men's and women's games. "The men's game and the women's game are completely different," she said. "Our game is about skill and their game is more physical. We do feel we get recognition and we just enjoy playing football."

India and Grace prepare for their interview outside Wembley stadium
India and Grace prepare for their interview outside Wembley stadium

Faye White insists she's not jealous of the attention the men's England football team get, instead, she enjoys her anonymity. "Would I like to walk down the street continually?" she considers. "Yes, and I don't think they can. They probably come back here into the country and they can't go out of their door without speculation."


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