Women’s World Cup: Footy fever hits diplomatic world

Corruption, politics should be viewed separate from Canadian games, say dips.

Embassy Photo: Kristen Shane
Norwegian Embassy staffers are ready to cheer. Bottom from left: administrative officer Flora Lu, trainee Maria Løke Melstveit and administrative officer Sara Thaw. Top from left: archivist and ambassador's assistant Anne Roel Lydersen, minister-counsellor Tobias F. Svenningsen, cultural affairs officer Jan-Terje Studsvik Storaas and first secretary Øystein Bell.
Kristen Shane
Published: Wednesday, 06/03/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 06/09/2015 8:13 pm EDT

From an airport greeting by a mariachi band to a boat cruise through Vancouver’s harbour, diplomatic missions are fêting their female soccer teams arriving in Canada for the Women’s World Cup this month.

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