Gaetine Thiney, 25, plus Elodie Thomis, 24, and Corine Franco, 27, said they posed provocatively for the pictures which appear in Sunday's edition of Bild to spark controversy and generate publicity. The trio posed for the pictures under the motto: "Is this how we should show up before you come to our games? Fresh from their hammering of Canada last week, in which Thiney scored twice and Thomis also netted, the trio said they want to draw attention to their sport and create some debate of the women's game. The French star also praised hosts Germany, who have won the last two World Cups, where she says the women's game is far more advanced than in her country.
Members of French women's football team pose naked
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UNM Women's Soccer Team Hazed Freshmen: Athletic Director
The University of New Mexico's women's football team are at the centre of a 'hazing' controversy following team initiations on Sunday evening. Allegations that new players were forced to strip naked, had urine thrown over them and were made to drink an excessive volume of alcohol have led to an investigation by the university. Two students left the University of New Mexico UNM as a result of the initiations, which reportedly left two players hospitalised. Controversy: University of New Mexico's women's soccer team are being investigated by their college for allegedly forcing players to strip naked and have urine sprayed on them during a hazing incident.