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Latin women and soccer is real combination!

May 29, 2014 11:27 IST

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Football has dominated South American culture and in turn has led to a worldwide domination of the sport by Latin Americans.

Long on the soccer sidelines, more and more South American women are striking back by lacing up their boots and embracing the region's most-cherished sport.

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Image: A woman plays football on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Photographs: Michael Regan/Getty Images

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Machismo is losing some of its influence in large parts of the area while women gain ground in politics and the workplace.

And as South America evolves, so does soccer!

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Image: Women play football on Ipanema beach.
Photographs: Michael Regan/Getty Images

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In South American countries players and fans work to create distinctive styles of football. The game is closely intertwined in the greater political and social fabric of the countries.

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Image: Claudia Soto (top) of Colo Colo women's soccer club jumps of a rival from Universidad Catolica during a match in Santiago.
Photographs: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

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Players from Boca Juniors and Hebraica women's soccer clubs battle for the ball during a league match in Buenos Aires.

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Image: Women soccer players in action
Photographs: Carolina Camps /Reuters

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Players from Boca Juniors women's soccer club talk in the locker room at half-time in their match against Villa San Carlos in Buenos Aires.

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Image: Players in locker rooms
Photographs: Carolina Camps /Reuters

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Women are no longer just a pretty face.

They are serious about the sport and want to a force to be reckoned with on the field.

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Image: Former Miss Universe Laura Dundovic practices her skills
Photographs: Mark Nolan/Getty Images
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Players from Boca Juniors women's soccer club celebrate after beating Excursionistas to win their third league championship title in Buenos Aires.


Image: Players in action
Photographs: Carolina Camps/Reuters

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