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Association Football, or soccer, if some of you want to call it that, is by far the most popular sport in the world with an estimated fanbase of over 3. It's true, female soccer is far less popular than the male version of the game, and some may say that it's because it lacks the aggressiveness or that women don't have the same athletic potential as men. Now if you happen to be a professional athlete that works out every single day, chances are you'll get some heads turning when you show up at the beach on your vacation.
As of , it may be time to officially declare privacy dead. With the invention of the internet, cellular phones, and various social media platforms, getting a hold of someone's information is seemingly easier than ever. It may not be fair, but keeping private e-mails or images on one's computer or cell phone is a risky proposition these days. Sadly, the world is full of people who are looking to exploit someone's private content for profit or in some cases simply their own amusement. That being said, there is no excuse for stealing someone's intimate photos of themselves and distributing them to the world. If you are a celebrity or high-profile athlete you may be even more susceptible to hackers looking to make a quick buck off of your private images. However, there are a few athletes out there who may have sent some pics in which the receiving party didn't necessarily appreciate.
It's been 20 years since the Matildas team of took off their clothes and stood in front of a camera. The images were printed in a calendar and thousands of copies were sold around the world. It captured global attention and triggered a fierce debate about feminism, body image and the path to equality for women's sport. Since then, everyone has known who they are," says Heather Reid, who was on the board of the Australian Women's Football Association at the time. Alicia Ferguson-Cook was one of the athletes photographed. Her shot still hangs on the wall of her family home in Brisbane and the year-old has no regrets. But she says the fact it would never happen today shows how far women's soccer has come. It's a massive improvement and that's how it should be," she says. Sport was always a big part of Ferguson-Cook's childhood, whether it was kicking around a ball with her three brothers in the backyard or on the field.