Australian Lisa de Vanna, a 36-year-old former Fiorentina Women's striker, talking to the Sidney Daily Telegraph, said that during her career she has been the victim of many harassments, such as bullying, abuse and sexual harassment.
She said: "I went through all these cases and witnessed things that made me uncomfortable, because I was sexually harassed." The version that was later confirmed by both former teammate, Elissia Carnavas, and her manager, Rose Garofano.
While another former player, Rhali Dobson, also reported that she too suffered harassment during her career. Australian Football Federation has opened an internal investigation: in an official statement they said: "We intend to adopt a zero tolerance approach to any conduct that violates the standards and values required by the people involved in the game."
Paul Pogba takes France to the 2021 UEFA Nations League final
Paul Pogba in Turin was the great protagonist of the second semi-final of the UEFA Nations League 2021, which France won 2-1 against Belgium, also thanks to the super performance of the Manchester United midfielder.
Pogba, at the end of the match he won against Belgium in the Nations League, leaves a door open for his eventual return to Juve. He said: "I always talk to my former team-mates at Juventus. But now I'm in Manchester, I still have a year on my contract, then we'll see.
But I'm fine in Turin. The match? We started well, then we lowered ourselves and we immediately two goals, thanks to Belgium who are very strong on the counterattack, but in the second half it was another game and I am happy with our performance and now we are in the final against Spain."
Commenting on France's victory, Antoine Griezmann said: "We managed a fantastic game. At half-time Deschamps told us we had to go get them, that if we scored a goal he would change the game and that was it. We have a good group.
and now we have to recover and think about the final on Sunday. At 3-2 we were well focused, we knew we made a mistake against Switzerland at the European Championship, and now we want to show that we have the ability to win against any team.
this group of players. " Manager Didier Deschamps also said: "In the second part of the match Belgium forced us to play very low and we struggled to restart. In the second half we showed that France are competitive.
I changed the system from 1-2 games and it takes time. We have shown character and quality. Our strikers put pressure. Mbappé was unlucky in the European Championship, today he scored an important penalty. Many would have thought of an Italy-Belgium final.
Belgium are in first place. place in the ranking for many years and we weren't on the same path. Spain proved to be strong against Italy, who fought in ten until the end. I know the Spaniards. They will make us race."