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Category: Women’s football

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Lyon’s Lucy Bronze makes World Cup pledge to Barcelona’s Toni Duggan

• Bronze thrilled by her team’s Champions League final 4-1 win• Tells England teammate Duggan, ‘We’ll win World Cup together’Lucy Bronze has revealed she told her distraught England teammate Toni Duggan they will “win the World Cup together instead” th…

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Women’s football: how girls are moving the goalposts

With young players joining grassroots clubs and England’s Lionesses preparing for their World Cup run, the sport is finally getting the recognition it deserves‘Izzy, to me, to me,” the cry comes from many voices. Izzy, two brown pigtails flying out beh…

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Hegerberg stars as Lyon crush Barcelona to win Women’s Champions League

• Final: Lyon 4-1 Barcelona• Norwegian Ada Hegerberg hits a hat-trick in the first half-hourPeople will bemoan the gulf in class. This was supposed to be competitive football at the top level. But Lyon’s one-sided mauling of Barcelona is not something …

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Lyon v Barcelona: Women’s Champions League final – live!

Women’s Champions League final from Budapest, 5pm BST kick-offLyon focused on fourth Champions League title in a rowAnd feel free to email Alex or tweet him @A_Hess 4.35pm BST And there’s still time to work your way through this meaty preview of the fi…

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Lyon focused on fourth Women’s Champions League title in row | Suzanne Wrack

While Barcelona will contest their first title, the French side are out to write history, as midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsán relishes chance to play dream final ‘at home’ in BudapestDzsenifer Marozsán of Lyon says there will be a lot of emotion playing f…

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Ellen White aims to fulfil European dreams after Manchester City move

• All-time WSL top scorer signs from Birmingham• White will link up with close friend Steph Houghton at CityEllen White is “delighted” to have completed a move from Birmingham to Manchester City before she heads to the World Cup with England and believ…

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Toni Duggan determined to help Barcelona win on the biggest stage

The former Manchester City forward is ready to face favourites Lyon and two England teammates in the Champions League finalWhen Toni Duggan swapped Manchester City for Barcelona the news transcended women’s football. As the first English player to join…

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‘We play for a nation that doesn’t even know our names’: Germany’s Women’s World Cup advert – video

Germany’s squad announcement video for the Women’s World Cup has garnered huge praise online for its strong message of female empowerment and its push for equality. The video, made by the sponsor Commerzbank in partnership with the national team, …

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Scotland Women’s World Cup squad for France 2019 – in pictures

Analysis of the 23 players on their way to France for the 2019 World Cup. Continue reading…

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Women’s World Cup: Arsenal’s Emma Mitchell left out of Scotland squad

• Durham’s Zoe Ness also misses out on place for tournament• Captain Rachel Corsie will lead squad at their first World CupArsenal’s Women’s Super League winner Emma Mitchell has missed out on a place in Shelley Kerr’s 23-woman Scotland squad for their…

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Form and fitness over reputation: Milicic’s Matildas show versatility and depth | Richard Parkin

Experience blended with shoots of youth, it is a squad that sets up intriguing battles for starting berthsJust shy of three months since he took over as Matildas coach, Ante Milicic has named the 23 players he and his staff consider the best-placed to …

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Vatican launches women’s football team with pope’s blessing

Team to make its debut against AS Roma’s women’s team on 26 MayThe Vatican has launched its first women’s football team, with a debut challenge against AS Roma’s Serie A women’s squad on 26 May.More than half of the team is made up of staff working wit…

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Full-time Women’s Super League a success but top clubs have work to do

Standards and sponsorship are up. Now the challenge is to build squads to fight on multiple fronts and boost crowdsWhile the outcome – Arsenal winning the league, City a cup double and Chelsea struggling after a squad shift – was fairly predictable, th…

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Kyah Simon fitness concerns open door to Mary Fowler in Matildas’ World Cup squad

Sixteen-year-old Fowler in Australia’s 23-player squadSimon and Alex Chidiac miss out; Amy Harrison inAnte Milicic has settled on the 23 women who will fly the flag for Australia at the upcoming World Cup, but there is no place for the experienced Kyah…

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Nikita Parris’s Manchester City exit a worry but United are ready for big time | Rachel Brown-Finnis

City need to stop their best players leaving while United will look forward to their first WSL season with confidence Related: Nikita Parris: ‘Women’s football needs to build from the ground up to flourish’ Continue reading…

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Arsenal’s Beth Mead stakes England claim with World Cup on horizon

The Arsenal striker believes she is playing the best football of her career and is hungry to not just make up the numbersBeth Mead believes she is playing the best football of her career and the Arsenal forward wants a starting spot in the England Worl…

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Arsenal v Manchester City: Women’s Super League final day – live!

Latest updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-offLive scores – follow all the final-day action!And why not email John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 10.55am BST This will be a gala day at Boreham Wood for Arsenal. The title is already theirs, they have led the leagu…

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Lily Parr, trailblazing 1920s footballer, to be honoured with statue

First prominent public sculpture of a female footballer will be unveiled in Manchester in JuneMore than a century after the first women’s football match and 110 statues of male players, the first prominent public sculpture of a female footballer will b…

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Arsenal’s Leah Williamson: ‘I’ll put myself on the line for this club’

The defender talks about how much it meant to win the WSL title, the horrible injuries that nearly derailed Arsenal’s season – and her dad being a Spurs fanWhen Arsenal clinched their first Women’s Super League title in seven years at Brighton’s Amex s…

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Matildas coach Ante Milicic gets boost before World Cup with contract extension

‘Resoundingly positive’ response to his appointmentCoach will now oversee 2020 Olympic campaignCoach Ante Milicic will remain in charge of the Matildas for Australia’s Olympic campaign after Football Federation Australia moved to extend his contract be…