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Category: England women’s football team

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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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Phil Neville gives four players first England Women’s squad call-ups

• England, Mannion, MacIver and Patten included for friendlies• Scott rested and White and Bardsley miss out with injuriesPhil Neville has given four players their first call-up to the England Women’s senior squad for the friendlies against Belgium and…

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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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Women’s World Cup 2019: Guardian writers pick their highs and lows

From kindly taxi drivers to great goals, great games and the universally impressive Megan Rapinoe, here’s how our writers felt about their month in FranceMatch of the tournament England 1 USA 2. Yes, England lost and, on balance, they deserved to be de…

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Lionesses inspire us all but heroes alone cannot make a nation more sporty | Sean Ingle

Women’s World Cup has given us fantastic role models but elite success is not enough to get more people playing sportThe most seductive theory in sport has had one hell of a hearing during the past month. As the Women’s World Cup captured more hearts a…

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Women’s World Cup – the best shots by female photographers | Picture essay

Our picture editor looks back at a captivating tournament in France through the work of six exceptional female photographersWhile the 2019 Women’s World Cup brought global attention to the talents of the world’s best female footballers, it also shone a…

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Women’s World Cup – the best shots by female photographers | Picture essay

Our picture editor looks back at a captivating tournament in France through the work of six exceptional female photographersWhile the 2019 Women’s World Cup brought global attention to the talents of the world’s best female footballers, it also shone a…

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Lucy Bronze: Phil Neville is ‘not the best coach’ but made England better

• Bronze: ‘We’re disappointed not to have won the World Cup’• Full-back defends coach who admits tactical deficienciesLucy Bronze acknowledges that Phil Neville is not quite the finished article but the right-back England’s manager labels “the world’s …

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Phil Neville struggles with handball minefield after England VAR nightmare

• England manager: ‘I don’t know where the game is going’• Ellen White’s goal against Sweden disallowed for handballGiven Phil Neville’s growing vexation with the new zero-tolerance handball rules it is perhaps appropriate that England’s World Cup camp…

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Phil Neville insists England must be ruthless to break semi-final barrier

• Neville ‘cannot think of a better job than leading Lionesses’• England lost Women’s World Cup third-place play-offPhil Neville is back where it all began. A month ago he sat at the same beachside restaurant on the pebbly Mediterranean shoreline, just…

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Phil Neville insists England must be ruthless to break semi-final barrier

• Neville ‘cannot think of a better job than leading Lionesses’• England lost Women’s World Cup third-place play-offPhil Neville is back where it all began. A month ago he sat at the same beachside restaurant on the pebbly Mediterranean shoreline, just…

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Sweden beat England to Women’s World Cup bronze with help from VAR

Rotherham in November does not have too much in common with Nice in the searing 30-degree heat of a June evening but there was a definite sense of deja vu on the Cote d’Azur night.Phil Neville readily admits that one of his toughest moments in 18 month…

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England v Sweden: Women’s World Cup third-place play-off – live!

Updates from the bronze-medal match in NiceLouise Taylor: Women’s football seeks legacy but frailties remainFeel free to email Scott with your thoughts 3.20pm BST It’s nice in Nice. The mercury is nudging 30 degrees centigrade. It’s partly cloudy, perf…

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English women’s football seeks legacy from France 2019 but frailties remain

The huge audience for England’s semi-final is testament to the progress made by the women’s game, particularly at the grassroots, but that growth is still unevenThe L-word has almost become a form of punctuation for virtually any debate about women’s f…

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Karen Carney: farewell to a trailblazer, both on and off the pitch | Suzanne Wrack

The winger was one of the last of the generation of top players that paid to play, yet at 31 it feels too soon to be saying goodbyeKaren Carney is quiet in the limelight. There was almost a serenity to her final season at Chelsea and her fourth World C…

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From VAR drama to a viral video: six key Women’s World Cup moments

After 50 games and 141 goals we pick some of the tournament’s most significant talking points before its final weekendWhen the Lionesses captain, Steph Houghton, stepped up to the penalty spot the weight of England’s hopes and dreams were on her should…

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England’s Jill Scott says defeat to USA led to a sleepless night for the team

• Midfielder aims for third-place play-off win• Scott: ‘If we beat Sweden I’ll get the medal framed’Jill Scott said she and her England teammates endured a sleepless night after Tuesday’s agonising semi-final defeat to the USA but added they are now de…

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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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‘There is no need for tears’: Phil Neville reflects on England’s World Cup exit – video

England manager Phil Neville has said his team had shown how close they are to the top of the women’s game despite a 2-1 loss to the United States in their World Cup semi-final on Tuesday.The Lionesses have now lost three straight semi-finals foll…

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‘There is no need for tears’: Phil Neville reflects on England’s World Cup exit – video

England manager Phil Neville has said his team had shown how close they are to the top of the women’s game despite a 2-1 loss to the United States in their World Cup semi-final on Tuesday.The Lionesses have now lost three straight semi-finals foll…