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Bras, boots, and balls: Why women's football kit could be causing injury

The safety and performance of women football players is suffering because their kit is still largely designed for the men's game, a study says.

Report author Dr Katrine Okholm Kryger points out women's feet differ from men's in shape and volume, and said there's a risk of injury from ill-fitting boots which can squeeze the foot in unwanted places.

Another issue is the kit. The report describes how women's football shorts "are short and perceived by some players to be exposing and sexualising them".
Tim Jones