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Women’s transfer window: all the major deals while Euro 2020 was on

There have been nearly 300 deals involving clubs in the top five leagues. We pick out the main onesArsenal have signed the Japan forward Mana Iwabuchi from Aston Villa after a lengthy courtship of the 2011 World Cup winner. Iwabuchi was going to join A…

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Women’s Super League: Hayes gets new Chelsea deal and Parris joins Arsenal

Manager Hayes ‘delighted’ to extend after successful seasonArsenal pay Lyon initial €80,000 to sign forward ParrisEmma Hayes has signed a new contract with Chelsea after leading the team to a first Champions League final and winning the Women’s Super L…

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Daniëlle van de Donk leaves Arsenal and joins mammoth Lyon overhaul

Dutch forward’s contract expired at Arsenal after six yearsLyon also sign Christiane Endler and Signe BruunLyon have announced the signings of the goalkeeper Christiane Endler and the forwards Signe Bruun and Daniëlle van de Donk to kickstart the big s…

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PSG Féminines win French league for first time, ending Lyon’s run of 14 titles

PSG seal maiden title with 3-0 home win over DijonLyon are denied despite 8-0 victory over FleuryParis Saint-Germain have won France’s Division 1 Féminine for the first time, ending Lyon’s run of 14 consecutive titles with a 3-0 home win over Dijon in …

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Passing the torch: Team GB’s Nikita Parris follows her sister into Olympics

Footballer watched her sister Natasha Jonas box at London 2012 and is targeting gold with Team GB at the Tokyo GamesWhen Nikita Parris watched the 2012 Olympics as a fan, she had one eye on the debut of the Team GB women’s football team. The other was …

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Arsenal and Lyon in talks over swapping Nikita Parris and Vivianne Miedema

WSL record scorer Miedema out of contract next summerArsenal confirm signing of Japan forward Mana IwabuchiArsenal and Lyon are in talks over a deal that could see the England forward Nikita Parris return to the Women’s Super League and take Vivianne M…

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Women’s Champions League holders Lyon crash out against PSG

Lyon 1-2 PSG; 2-2 on aggregate, PSG win on away goalsLyon have dominated competition, winning five titles in a rowAn own goal from the Lyon captain, Wendie Renard, helped Paris Saint-Germain secure an away win and send the holders crashing out of the C…

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Lyon’s Nikita Parris forced out of England squad by Covid regulations

French club block release because of quarantine demandsHege Riise includes Jill Scott but not Beth Mead or Toni DugganTightened Covid-19 quarantine rules dictate that Hege Riise has been forced to begin her tenure as England’s interim manager without N…

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Brazil to California to Lyon: Catarina Macario’s long road to stardom

The playmaker left home at the age of 12 to pursue her soccer career. Now she has signed with the most successful club in the women’s gameIt has been a week to remember for Catarina Macario, the Brazilian-born, San Diego-bred midfielder who for years h…

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US college star Catarina Macario signs for European champions Lyon

21-year-old is considered one of best US prospects in yearsForward was born in Brazil before moving to US at age of 12Catarina Macario, considered one of the best prospects for the US women’s national team in years, has signed with European champions L…

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Fran Kirby makes history in Chelsea victory as City edge past Gothenburg

England striker is now club’s record goalscorer after 5-0 winSam Mewis scores City winner as Lyon draw with JuventusFran Kirby scored twice against Benfica to become Chelsea’s record goalscorer in a thumping 5-0 away victory as Manchester City recovere…

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Jean-Michel Aulas: ‘I realised I could do something about the inequalities in football’

The Lyon president on learning about respect and equality from his parents, making the women’s team the best in the world and the futureIn August the Lyon owner-president, Jean-Michel Aulas, felt he was close to realising an incredibly ambitious dream….

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Women’s Champions League: Chelsea face Benfica, Manchester City land Gothenburg

Holders Lyon take on Juventus in last 32Glasgow City drawn against Sparta PragueChelsea will play the Champions League newcomers Benfica next month for a place in the last 16 on their return to the competition after a year’s absence. Emma Hayes’s team …

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Ada Hegerberg: ‘I’m coming back to reconquer my position in football’

In an exclusive interview, the Norwegian striker discusses the tough road to recovery from injury and her decision to stop playing for the national team“I touched a ball, so that’s nice feeling,” says Ada Hegerberg with a wry smile. The expectations of…

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Alex Greenwood follows Lucy Bronze in joining Manchester City from Lyon

England defender joins on three-year dealNow is the time for a new challenge, says 27-year-oldManchester City have announced the signing of the England left-back Alex Greenwood on a three-year deal. The 27-year-old arrives at City after her contract at…

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‘Great to be back’: Lucy Bronze returns to Manchester City after Lyon spell

England right-back leaves Lyon after three seasons‘There isn’t another team in England I would have looked at’Manchester City Women have confirmed the signing of Lucy Bronze, who returns to the club after a hugely successful spell with Lyon.The England…

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Lyon’s women demand their stage and are big enough to fill it

Out on their own with five Champions League titles in a row, the French club are sweeping all before them but remain a microcosm of the broader conversation around female sportPerhaps the moment we all realised that Lyon were going to win the Champions…

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Women’s Champions League: the best goal, player, match and memory

Lyon have won the trophy for the fifth year in a row after a tournament high on quality and dramaGoal of the tournamentMarie-Antoinette Katoto has finished as the top scorer in the DF1 [Division 1 Feminine] for the last two seasons and the 21-year-old …

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Lyon push the right buttons and remain in a league of their own

Injuries and suspensions were supposed to have helped Wolfsburg close the gap but in the final analysis the French club remain the one to beatThis year. Maybe this year. There was a sense that Lyon’s vice-like grip on the Champions League trophy was lo…

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Lyon push the right buttons and remain in a league of their own

Injuries and suspensions were supposed to have helped Wolfsburg close the gap but in the final analysis the French club remain the one to beatThis year. Maybe this year. There was a sense that Lyon’s vice-like grip on the Champions League trophy was lo…