If there was ever a symbol of how far women’s football has come as we enter a new decade, last weekend’s wedding between US internationals Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris was it.

Two World Cup winners, surrounded by some of the most recognised players in the women’s game, at a ceremony sponsored by Tag Heuer and splashed all over social media, with the only negative comments buried amongst a horde of positive ones.

Compare this to when Megan Rapinoe — one of the most recognised faces within women’s football following the craziest year of her career — chatted with close friend Lori Lindsey on a flight home from the 2011 World Cup about wanting to come out publicly and not knowing what the reaction would be like.

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