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Category: England women’s football team

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England party for Steph Houghton’s 100th cap spoiled by Sweden

• England Women 0-2 Sweden Women• Defeat in friendly delivers World Cup reality checkPhil Neville says he is endeavouring to keep his players’ “feet on the ground” but on Sunday Sweden delighted in doing the England coach’s job for him.All the bold tal…

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England v Sweden: women’s international football friendly – live!

Live updates from the 1.30pm kick-off in RotherhamStage set for England to honour HoughtonEmail Ben or tweet @benfisherj 12.33pm GMT Back on home soil after a convincing win in Vienna, Phil Neville’s side can extend their unbeaten run to nine matches w…

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England v Sweden: women’s international football friendly – live!

Live updates from the 1.30pm kick-off in RotherhamStage set for England to honour HoughtonEmail Ben or tweet @benfisherj 12.33pm GMT Back on home soil after a convincing win in Vienna, Phil Neville’s side can extend their unbeaten run to nine matches w…

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Stage set for England to honour ‘humble, brilliant’ Steph Houghton

Phil Neville says he is determined to celebrate his captain’s career when she wins her 100th cap against Sweden on SundayHumility. It is a word that keeps cropping up in conversations about Steph Houghton and a quality that is certain to ensure England…

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England Women’s Georgia Stanway scores on debut in win against Austria

• Austria 0-3 England (Ubogagu 26, Stanway 71, Daly 81)• Phil Neville’s side now eight games unbeatenChioma Ubogagu and Georgia Stanway, both making their debut, scored to help England Women to a routine friendly win over Austria in Vienna. The substit…

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Austria v England: international women’s football friendly – live!

Updates from the 5pm GMT kick-off at the BSFZ ArenaMoving the Goalposts: football changing lives in KenyaEmail Niall here or tweet @niallmcveigh 4.13pm GMT Today’s game is being broadcast live on Twitter (@Lionesses). Seems a shame the world’s third-be…

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‘We can’t control the trolls’: threats to Carney highlight football’s growing issue

Hours after England Women manager Phil Neville pleaded for action to be taken, another player was threatened on Instagram in a worrying trend that doesn’t look like going awayIt was as predictable as it was despicable. “I’m going to rape and kill you,”…

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FA urges police and social media companies to act after threats to Karen Carney

• Chelsea player subjected to sickening threats after win• Phil Neville asks Instagram: ‘Are you going to do something?’The Football Association has called on the police and social media companies to help shut down online abuse after England and Chelse…

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England Lionesses frustrated by penalty decisions and late Australia equaliser

• England 1-1 Australia• Kirby 21; Polkinghorne 84Despite a confident and possession-heavy display, the Lionesses were punished for their profligacy in front of goal as a late Clare Polkinghorne header earned the visitors a draw. It looked as if Phil N…

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England v Australia: women’s international football friendly – live!

Live updates as the Matildas make trip to Craven CottageNext Generation: 10 young English players to watchAnd feel free to email Gregg or tweet @GreggBakowski 6.07pm BST England: Earps, Bronze, Greenwood, Nobbs, Houghton (c), Kirby, Duggan, McManus, Wa…

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England women face litmus test against ‘World Cup dark horses’ Australia

• Phil Neville says Matildas could spring surprise at France 2019• England face Australia in friendly at Craven Cottage on TuesdayEngland’s women face another intriguing litmus test of their World Cup potential when they face a physically powerful Aust…

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Fran Kirby humbled to be compared to Marta but calls for England ruthlessness

• Chelsea player bullish about World Cup hopes after Brazil win• Kirby says Phil Neville’s expressive style is reaping rewardsFran Kirby praised the confidence-boosting management of Phil Neville following the Lionesses’ victory over Brazil on Saturday…

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Fran Kirby strikes early to seal narrow win for England Women over Brazil

• England 1-0 Brazil (Kirby 2)• Phil Neville’s team triumph in first ever match between sidesPhil Neville said before England’s friendly against Brazil that, for him, Lucy Bronze is the best player in the world. With the Lionesses never having played t…

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England v Brazil: women’s international football friendly – live!

Updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-off at Meadow LaneNeville praises Houghton for class after ‘horrific’ newsAnd you can email Rob with your thoughts 12.14pm BST Pre-match reading Related: Steph Houghton praised by Phil Neville for class after ‘horrific…

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Steph Houghton praised by Phil Neville for class after ‘horrific’ news

• Houghton’s husband Stephen Darby has motor neurone disease• England manager will allow captain any time off she wantsSteph Houghton is scheduled to captain England women in the friendly against Brazil on Saturday but Phil Neville will understand if h…

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Neville’s pet project amuses but England Women need goals for glory | Eni Aluko

Phil Neville knows the names of his players’ pet dogs, but with the World Cup looming his squad need to be more clinical on the field – and to have space for themselves off itEngland face two big tests in their preparations for the World Cup when they …

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Sport enters the WhatsApp age and dreads ever being asked to leave | Emma John

The messaging app proves the ultimate team-bonding tool with efficient sharing of logistics, ‘bantz’ and devastating newsGood news for sportsmen this week: they can now forget the pre-tournament boot camps, and the on-tour karaoke. Travel agents, too, …

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Scotland qualify for Women’s World Cup for first time as England win 6-0

• Jane Ross hits winner in Scotland’s crucial 2-1 win in Albania • Phil Neville’s England ring changes but still thrash KazakhstanOn a day when Scotland’s women reached a first World Cup finals and Welsh hearts were broken, England showed off some impr…

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Phil Neville gives youngsters a chance for England women in Kazakhstan

• England manager makes 11 changes to side that beat Wales• Seven young players given their full debutsPavlodar has long been known for hosting chess tournaments and producing leading ice hockey players but is not usually synonymous with staging intern…

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England Women can extend World Cup fever into 2019, says Phil Neville

• Manager feels he has answered critics by qualifying for finals• ‘I love my players – they are like my family now’Phil Neville believes his Lionesses can build on the success of Gareth Southgate’s side this summer in reigniting a passion for internati…