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Women’s Euro 2021 in England postponed by a year, says Danish FA

Move widely anticipated amid coronavirus pandemicMen’s Under-21 European Championship also moved to 2022The women’s European Championship, which was due to be held in England next summer, has been postponed until 2022, according to the Danish FA. The m…

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Kely Nascimento-DeLuca: ‘If there’s a time to use Pelé’s name it’s for something like this’

Pelé’s daughter on how she came to make a documentary on women’s football, racism in Brazil and the fight for equality“There are no words,” says Kely Nascimento-DeLuca, the eldest daughter of Pelé, when I ask about her journey from women’s football nov…

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No coronavirus financial support for struggling top women’s teams, says FA

Women’s Super League and Championship clubs must pay players during lockdown, with FA determined to finish current seasonThe FA has told struggling Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship teams there is no financial support available and that it …

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FA preparing for possibility top women’s teams will fold because of coronavirus

Talks to be held about possible new Championship licencesWomen’s seasons below top two divisions voidedCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe Football Association is preparing for the possibility that teams in the Women’s Su…

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‘Statement of intent’: Chelsea Women land Germany’s Melanie Leupolz

Midfielder agrees three-year deal from 2020-21 seasonEmma Hayes hails signing of Bayern Munich playerChelsea have agreed a deal to sign the Germany midfielder Melanie Leupolz. The Bayern Munich captain will join from the 2020-21 season on a three-year …

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Women’s game is now riddled with uncertainty for clubs and players

Most players are on short contracts, and because of coronavirus some teams may also find themselves cut adrift by their parent clubsIt has been said repeatedly, recently, that football, like many other things, no longer exists in a bubble. No area of s…

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Infected Japanese FA president had no contact with England Women players

Kosovo Tashima was at SheBelieves Cup game in the USPlayers asymptomatic but two FA staff members self-isolateCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe FA has confirmed that no member of the England Women team has exhibited sym…

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Uefa to reschedule Women’s Euro 2021 after men’s tournament moved

Euro 2020 to now take place next summer with final at WembleyWomen’s event in England could move to 2022 to avoid clashCoronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageUefa today confirmed that the 2021 Women’s European Championship in Englan…

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Changes needed for Phil Neville’s England after SheBelieves Cup failure

Losses to Spain and the USA made it seven defeats in 11 for a team that seem to be regressing under the current managerThe Football Association may have privately said it would stick with the man in charge regardless of results in the US but, ultimatel…

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Phil Neville says he will know when time is right to walk away from England

Women’s manager grateful for support he has received from FAEngland face Spain in SheBelieves Cup on Wednesday nightPhil Neville has said he will know when his time is up as England manager, as the Lionesses seek their first back-to-back wins since Jun…

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Beth England expects to impress Phil Neville after long international wait | Suzanne Wrack

Since she starred in Chelsea’s cup win the forward has been touted for an England starting role and now she has itBeth England has had to be patient at Chelsea, having fought back from a loan spell at Liverpool, where she doubted she would make it, to …

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Ellen White still haunted by World Cup offside decision against USA

White thought she made it 2-2 but was denied by VAR England are preparing to face USA on Thursday nightThe England striker Ellen White is still haunted by the VAR decision which ruled out her equaliser, with her toe adjudged to have been in an offside …

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Dawn Scott: England’s ‘secret’ weapon in push to be the world’s best

South Shields-born sports scientist who helped the USA win two World Cups explains her philosophy and why she rejoined EnglandThe three-times World Cup-winning centre-back Christie Pearce Rampone described Dawn Scott as “the secret to everything” and t…

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Chelsea’s Beth England gets taste for triumph as SheBelieves Cup nears

Striker full of belief after firing Blues to Continental Cup win ‘I’ve always been a grafter and thankfully I’m getting results’Beth England admitted that she has struggled with self-belief after her two goals against Arsenal helped Chelsea to their fi…

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Emma Hayes channels spirit of Brian Clough for Continental Cup final | Suzanne Wrack

The outspoken Hayes takes her Chelsea team to the City Ground for Saturday’s showpiece against Arsenal and says the former Nottingham Forest manager has influenced her careerIt may be Chelsea’s first Continental Cup final but Emma Hayes is more overawe…

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Magda Eriksson eyes Continental Cup to complete her Chelsea trophy haul

Chelsea have never won the League Cup and they have the chance to break their duck against Arsenal this weekendThe Continental Cup is the only domestic title missing from the trophy cabinet of the Chelsea captain, Magda Eriksson, after two seasons in E…

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Old Trafford picked to stage grand opening of Women’s Euro 2021

• Attempt to break attendance record in England’s first match• Phil Neville says his former home is one of the iconic groundsThe Football Association and Uefa are making an ambitious attempt to break the women’s European Championship attendance record …

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Phil Neville facing big test with England and Team GB juggling act

England’s manager will also take charge of the Olympic team and that presents challenges, especially with Euro 2021 loomingPhil Neville has an impossible task. His England squad for the friendly SheBelieves Cup, which kicks off on 5 March, hints at the…

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Phil Neville opts for youth as England target another SheBelieves Cup title

Grace Fisk of West Ham gets first call-up for EmglandUncapped Sandy MacIver of Everton also in squadPhil Neville has unveiled a squad littered with young players for the Lionesses’ defence of the SheBelieves Cup in the US at the start of March as he pr…

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Chelsea’s Fran Kirby reveals debilitating virus is cause of mystery absence

Forward says pericarditis left her devoid of energy26-year-old has been absent for three monthsThe England forward Fran Kirby has revealed details of the debilitating medical condition that has sidelined her for much of the season and left her sleeping…