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Category: Team GB Olympic football

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Team GB’s Leah Williamson: ‘I had to keep my eyes closed for the anthem’

Centre-back who made an emotional Olympic debut in the win over Japan says the players are determined to top their groupThe 15-year-old Leah Williamson was sitting on a bench in the Olympic Park on Super Saturday as her Milton Keynes home town hero Gre…

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Olympics: Ellen White sends Team GB to knockouts with winner against Japan

Japan 0-1 Great BritainWhite scores her third goal of the Tokyo OlympicsEllen White scored her third goal at the Tokyo Olympics as a patient Team GB ensured their passage to the knockout stage with a 1-0 defeat of hosts Japan.The win means Team GB go i…

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Kim Little relishing Japan test after nutmegs get her trending on Twitter | Suzanne Wrack

Midfielder and her fellow Scot Caroline Weir have slotted effortlessly into a Team GB side dominated by English playersThe Team GB midfielder Kim Little is not on Twitter. She did not know she was trending on Wednesday. She did not know clips of her nu…

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Team GB’s Keira Walsh: ‘I work a lot with psychologists and that helps me’

Defensive midfielder on dealing with criticism, why she is enjoying Hege Riise’s management and the hotel ‘corridor club’ in JapanAfter the World Cup in 2019, Manchester City’s Keira Walsh was hit so hard by the criticism she faced that she thought abo…

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Team GB’s Keira Walsh: ‘I work a lot with psychologists and that helps me’

Defensive midfielder on dealing with criticism, why she is enjoying Hege Riise’s management and the hotel ‘corridor club’ in JapanAfter the World Cup in 2019, Manchester City’s Keira Walsh was hit so hard by the criticism she faced that she thought abo…

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Team GB’s Keira Walsh: ‘I work a lot with psychologists and that helps me’

Defensive midfielder on dealing with criticism, why she is enjoying Hege Riise’s management and the hotel ‘corridor club’ in JapanAfter the World Cup in 2019, Manchester City’s Keira Walsh was hit so hard by the criticism she faced that she thought abo…

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Team GB ‘don’t look freshly made’ for Olympics, insists upbeat Lucy Bronze

Right-back accepts need for improvement after win over ChileBronze feels team’s set-up suits goalscorer Ellen WhiteLucy Bronze said that Team GB “don’t look like a team that’s been freshly made for a tournament”, after the side’s comfortable 2-0 defeat…

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Ellen White’s double leads Team GB to opening Olympics win over Chile

Team GB started their campaign at Tokyo 2020 with a 2-0 victory over Chile that brought glimpses of brillianceAfter the clasp of teammates around Ellen White peeled away following her close-range strike against Chile that brought Team GB’s first goal i…

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Ellen White’s double leads Team GB to opening Olympics win over Chile

Team GB started their campaign at Tokyo 2020 with a 2-0 victory over Chile that brought glimpses of brillianceAfter the clasp of teammates around Ellen White peeled away following her close-range strike against Chile that brought Team GB’s first goal i…

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Great Britain v Chile: women’s Olympic football – live!

Minute-by-minute coverage of GB’s Tokyo 2020 openerSign up now and receive our Tokyo 2020 daily briefingAnd you can email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 8.29am BST The anthems have been sung. Carla Guerrero, the Chile defender, is in full tears as her c…

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Team GB women’s football team kick off Olympics going for gold

Hege Riise confident the team can go all the wayChile in Sapporo is their first game on WednesdayHege Riise has said her Team GB women’s football squad can “absolutely” win gold at the Olympics and have all the ingredients for success.“The chemistry wi…

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Team GB footballers aim high despite lack of games in frustrating buildup

The standard of competition at the Olympics is sky high but Hege Riise’s England-dominated side will strive for goldIt may well be an overused phrase, but there certainly are no easy matches at the Olympics’ women’s tournament. Just 12 nations compete …

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‘United in our decision’ – Team GB footballers to take knee at Olympics

‘An important symbol of protest against discrimination’Houghton, Ingle and Little named as three joint captainsThe Team GB women’s football team have confirmed they will take a knee ahead of kick-off during the Tokyo Olympics and selected three captain…

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‘United in our decision’ – Team GB footballers to take knee at Olympics

‘An important symbol of protest against discrimination’Houghton, Ingle and Little named as three joint captainsThe Team GB women’s football team have confirmed they will take a knee ahead of kick-off during the Tokyo Olympics and selected three captain…

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Carly Telford called up by Team GB despite not being on standby list

Chelsea reserve replaces injured Karen BardsleyTelford defends decision not to leave WSL championsCarly Telford said she is honoured to have been called up to the Team GB squad for the Olympics following injury to Karen Bardsley but understands that he…

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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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Jill Scott on her Team GB return: ‘I had more to give – old is in gold’

The veteran midfielder is thrilled her choice of seeking playing time on loan at Everton has resulted in another shot at an Olympics After making just two starts in Manchester City’s first 10 league games of the season, Jill Scott decided to join Evert…

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Jill Scott on her Team GB return: ‘I had more to give – old is in gold’

The veteran midfielder is thrilled her choice of seeking playing time on loan at Everton has resulted in another shot at an Olympics After making just two starts in Manchester City’s first 10 league games of the season, Jill Scott decided to join Evert…

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Bardsley a surprise choice in Team GB women’s Olympic football squad

Fifteen England players included in 18-strong squadNo Cuthbert, Nobbs, Mead, Greenwood or Beth EnglandFive 2012 Olympians have been included in the 18-player Team GB women’s squad for the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The England captain Steph Houghton, …

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FA sorry for telling players of Olympic omission 90 minutes before game

Birmingham and Everton managers slam ‘thoughtless’ actionsHannah Hampton, 20, ‘in floods of tears’ over Team GB omissionThe FA has apologised after the organisation was called “thoughtless” for telling several players, including an “in tears” goalkeepe…