01/07/2015 12:20 BST | Updated 01/07/2015 12:59 BST

Women's World Cup 2015: 'Sexist' Profile On FIFA's Website Focusses On Alex Morgan's 'Good Looks' Before Mentioning Her Football Skills

The USA are through to the Women's World Cup final, but it seems FIFA isn't all that interested in discussing the skill of the players.

On the official FIFA site, a profile of American star Alex Morgan has caused outrage for focussing on her "good looks", before mentioning her performance on the pitch.

"Alex Morgan is one of the most popular players in USA women’s football," the introduction to the article reads.

"A talented goalscorer with a style that is very easy on the eye and good looks to match, she is nothing short of a media phenomenon."

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Fans of the footballer soon took to Twitter to brand the feature as "sexist", with many pointing out that the site does not comment on the appearance of male stars.

Others on social media have urged FIFA to focus on her skills on the field, rather than her potential to be a "media phenomenon".

The controversy comes after the Football Association launched We Can Play - a campaign to stamp out sexualisation and negative perceptions of women in football in order to encourage more young girls to take up the sport.

The Huffington Post UK has contacted FIFA for comment on the Alex Morgan article, but has yet to hear back at the time of publication.


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