Italy coach urges government action to improve women's game

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  • Sunday, 30 Jun 2019

Soccer Football - Women's World Cup - Quarter Final - Italy v Netherlands - Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes, France - June 29, 2019 Italy coach Milena Bertolini before the match REUTERS/Phil Noble

VALENCIENNES, France (Reuters) - Italy coach Milena Bertolini issued a plea for the country's political leaders to respond to the team's success at the women's World Cup by introducing changes to bring about full professionalism.

Italy were beaten 2-0 by the Netherlands in their quarter-final on Saturday having impressed in their first appearance at the finals since 1999.

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