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WSL to use Premier League match evaluation scheme to improve referees

• Match footage will be used to analyse a referee’s decisions• WSL managers have been critical of the officiatingThe Premier League’s referee match evaluation scheme will be used in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League as part of an attempt to improve …

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WSL to use Premier League match evaluation scheme to improve referees

• Match footage will be used to analyse a referee’s decisions• WSL managers have been critical of the officiatingThe Premier League’s referee match evaluation scheme will be used in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League as part of an attempt to improve …

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Women’s World Cup was ‘a balloon that deflated,’ says Carly Telford

• England goalkeeper says FA can learn from France’s mistakes • ‘Towns and cities not as football-friendly as they needed to be’The England goalkeeper, Carly Telford, has criticised the efforts of France as Women’s World Cup hosts, describing the tourn…

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Why Wales’ Jayne Ludlow is targeting three tournaments at the same time

The manager and her staff oversee all the age groups as well as the senior team, who start Euro 2021 qualifying full of beliefPraise from a former top defender was much appreciated by Jayne Ludlow, particularly given that the Wales Women’s manager and …

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Phil Neville calls for social media boycott to combat racist abuse

• England women’s coach responds to Pogba abuse on Twitter• ‘Let’s come off social media. Let’s see the effect that it has’Phil Neville has called for the football community to “send a powerful message” and boycott social media for six months in respon…

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The US team’s dispute over pay is a fight for women all over the world | Suzanne Wrack

The US Women’s National Team remains embroiled in a bitter row with US Soccer. The final outcome will affect every womanWhen discussing the breakdown in pay and compensation talks between US Soccer and the US Women’s National Team, the presenter on ABC…

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The US team’s dispute over pay is a fight for women all over the world | Suzanne Wrack

The US Women’s National Team remains embroiled in a bitter row with US Soccer. The final outcome will affect every womanWhen discussing the breakdown in pay and compensation talks between US Soccer and the US Women’s National Team, the presenter on ABC…

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Sheffield United’s Carla Ward: ‘Not acting the clown was tough early on’

The manager is adjusting to the role and having to handle the club’s colossal leap which has tested resources on the pitchCarla Ward’s Sheffield United face Aston Villa on the opening day of the Women’s Championship on Sunday but Villa are a very diffe…

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England’s Lucy Bronze in final three for Uefa Women’s Player of the Year

• Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry also in the running• Bronze was key figure in England run to World Cup semi-finalsThe England right-back Lucy Bronze has been named alongside her Lyon teammates Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry as nominees for the 201…

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Stéphanie Frappart takes centre stage in big moment for women in football | Suzanne Wrack

A team of female officials taking charge of the European Super Cup will change the way women are perceived in the gameThere are few arenas in football that provide the visual challenge to the way society views female involvement in ‘a man’s game’ than …

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Maryam Shojaei helps Iran’s female football fans carry fight for admission | Suzanne Wrack

Gianni Infantino’s efforts have not had much impact and, with World Cup qualifiers soon, the wait to attend games continues“They think that, if they give up on this, it’s a noose for them,” says Maryam Shojaei. “People will ask for more. If they give i…

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Reporting on the 2019 Women’s World Cup: ‘It was a turning point’

One of our reporting team reflects on the intensity and excitement of covering 15 transformative matches in 34 days“Equal pay! Equal pay!”I knew I would be watching history this summer. After all, it was to be the “biggest ever” edition of the Women’s …

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Sweden’s Kosovare Asllani: ‘30,000 people came to celebrate our medal’

The midfielder on how Sweden went ‘crazy’ for the Women’s World Cup and why the bronze medal win over England wasn’t nonsenseSweden’s Kosovare Asllani has a very different view of the Women’s World Cup third-place match to Phil Neville, who labelled it…

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If English women’s football is to catch the USA’s, schools will be key

There is a gulf in funding for girls’ and women’s football between the two countries but the FA plans to narrow it“The last Fifa World Cup was a remarkable achievement but we are setting an even more ambitious target for 2023. To achieve this we will b…

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Hayes and Carragher back campaign to end abuse of female footballers

• Leading names from women’s and men’s game offer support• Campaign and petition follow Guardian reporting on abuseLeading names from women’s and men’s football have joined forces to back a campaign to end abuse, harassment and exploitation of female p…

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Women’s World Cup diary: Bronze brilliance and carbohydrate cursing

Our correspondent catches up on Love Island in the name of research during a heat-stricken week in FranceGame day is always the calm before the storm but I have had my better half and five-year-old out in France, first in Nice then Valenciennes (shout …

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3,000 players, five days, one goal: the world’s biggest football match | Suzanne Wrack

Equal Playing Field’s latest attempt at a world record is driven by a desire to empower and inspire women in football“I guess the driving force behind doing this third Guinness world record is to show the incredible diversity of women’s football.”Equal…

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Women’s World Cup 2019 power rankings: USA top, Germany rising

The United States are the only team from outside Europe in the quarter-finals, in which England will play with the jury still outSpain have lifted the air of infallibility around the world champions but the USA are the title holders for a reason. Spain…

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Fifa investigating Cameroon behaviour in World Cup defeat against England

• Fifa could retrospectively sanction Cameroon players• Referee Qin Liang’s performance given all clearFifa is holding a priority investigation, to be concluded within 48 hours, into the behaviour of the Cameroon team during their 3-0 loss to England i…

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Rethink on new penalty law midway through is massive own goal by Fifa | Suzanne Wrack

The most important Women’s World Cup in history is still being treated as a testing ground by Fifa for the men’s gameFifa is panicking. The approval by the International Football Association Board, at Fifa’s request, of a temporary suspension at shooto…