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September 3, 2014

A Kiss Before the Women’s Football Game, 1920

On 29 April 1920, a team led by French women’s football pioneer Alice Milliat traveled to England and played its first international match against English team Dick, Kerr’s Ladies.

The match, held in Preston, attracted more than 25,000 spectators. France won the match 2–0 and ended its tour with two wins, one draw, and one defeat.




Here’s another vintage photo of captains of English and French teams greet each other before a match in 1925:







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