Mexico Women's Soccer mourns the murder of Marbella Ibarra

Marbella Ibarra, one of the leading promoters of Women's Soccer in Mexico was murdered
Mexico Women's Soccer mourns the murder of Marbella Ibarra
Through the years, she helped numerous players find their place in the Mexican Women’s Soccer League - Photo: Taken from Fabiola Ibarra's official Twitter profile
18/10/2018
19:14
Newsroom
Mexico City
Jesús Patiño
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Mexico women’s soccer now mourns the murder of Marbella Ibarra, one of its leading promoters who had gone missing for a month. Her body was found last Tuesday in the state of Baja California.

Marbella believed in the project of Women’s soccer in the country way before it became a reality. In 2014, out of her own pocket, she proposed the management board of Xolos of Tijuana to create a women soccer team. A few days later, she was given the green light and the story began.

Through the years, she helped numerous players find their place in the Mexican Women’s Soccer League. Many of them have shown their condolences through social media, including her niece, Fabiola Ibarra, who currently plays with the Atlas F.C. Women’s Team.

“It pains me to know that you are no longer with us, and I will cherish every moment I have lived with you, as well as everything you did for me, for the rest of my life. I am forever grateful. You are the best friend, aunt, and coach that I ever had, and I love you very much,” wrote the forward player of Atlas on her Twitter account.

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