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Category: Women’s football

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‘Powerful message’: the top-flight club paying men and women the same

Kick4Life FC in Lesotho hope their move will serve as an inspiration and help to drive social change across the worldFootball in Lesotho does not often generate stories of international significance but when Kick4Life FC became the world’s first top-fl…

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The 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup is a rare chance for sport to shape a better world | Craig Foster

The tournament in 2023 presents a unique opportunity to address equality, racism and Indigenous culture, and climate changeThe announcement of hosting rights for the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup is serendipitous not just for Australian football or the c…

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Arsenal Women sign Australia full-back Steph Catley from Melbourne City

Catley has played in the US but never in Europe‘I’m so excited that it’s finally done,’ says 26-year-oldArsenal have announced the signing of the Australia full-back Steph Catley from Melbourne City.The 26-year-old, who has also played in the US for Po…

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Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema named FWA women’s footballer of the year

Prize is from Football Writers’ AssociationForward got 16 goals in 14 Women’s Super League gamesArsenal’s Vivianne Miedema has been voted women’s footballer of the year by the Football Writers’ Association after a Women’s Super League season in which s…

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Premier League will hand over £1m to help Women’s Super League restart

We want the game to be successful, says chief executiveEFL has not approached for extra funding, Richard Masters addsThe Premier League will donate £1m to help the Women’s Super League restart next season but continues to stand its ground on providing …

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English football won’t really be back until women are playing again too | Julie Elliott

With the WSL not restarting until September, women’s football is not on equal ground, writes MP Julie ElliottAs the Premier League season gets back into its rhythm following the immense energy and investment put into Project Restart, it is easy to look…

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Carolina Rozo: ‘It started with words. He would tell me I was very pretty’

Former physio with the Colombia Under-17 women’s team on the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of the coach Didier LunaI was sexually harassed by the manager as soon as I went into the job,” says Carolina Rozo, the former physiotherapist of Colo…

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‘Disrespectful’: Australia disappointed by English snub in Women’s World Cup bid

FA voted as a Uefa block for rival Colombian bid‘I actually don’t find it very funny,’ says FFA chiefThe English FA’s decision to snub the trans-Tasman Women’s World Cup bid has been labelled disrespectful by FFA chief executive James Johnson.Despite s…

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‘We did it’: Joy and relief as Australia and New Zealand celebrate Women’s World Cup bid success

‘We freakin’ did it,’ says Matildas captain Sam KerrResult hailed as a ‘tremendous and exciting step forward’Australia and New Zealand were celebrating on Friday as the nations awoke to the news that their joint bid had won the race to host the 2023 Wo…

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Australia and New Zealand’s winning Women’s World Cup bid is a moment of optimism for football

Hosting the Fifa tournament will also open the door to the greatest untapped commercial market in world football: AsiaIn 2015, when France was announced as the host for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the dramatic reveal of the envelope was met with little…

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Australia and New Zealand win race to host Women’s World Cup in 2023

Joint bid sees off challenge from ColombiaResult confirmed by Fifa council vote Australia and New Zealand have won the vote to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, despite the outsiders Colombia having tightened the race as the decision drew close.The neig…

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New England Women’s coach to succeed Phil Neville will be named this summer

Neville’s contract runs out in July 2021Sue Campbell: interest from ‘significantly experienced coaches’Phil Neville has not been pushed out of the England manager’s job, according to the Football Association’s head of women’s football. Sue Campbell sai…

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David Squires on … worrying too much about the 2023 Women’s World Cup bid

Our cartoonist takes a look at Australia and New Zealand’s bid to host the tournament, which couldn’t possibly go wrong now, could it?Take a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Colombia’s bid to host 2023 Women’s World Cup boosted by Uefa

Uefa representatives on Fifa council urged to vote for ColombiaAustralia and New Zealand combined bid had been favouriteThe vote on Thursday to decide who hosts the 2023 Women’s World Cup is believed to be tighter than expected after Uefa members of th…

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Covid-19 forces Orlando Pride out of NWSL tournament amid reports of bar visits

Six players and four staff members test positive for coronavirusReports say younger players visited nightclubs and barsThe Orlando Pride have withdrawn from the upcoming National Women’s Soccer League tournament after six players and four staff members…

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Women’s World Cup: winning bid to hold contest would bring $500m boost to Australia and New Zealand

Joint bid for 2023 tournament to be decided this week and would offer chance of soft diplomacyAustralia and New Zealand’s push to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup could result in diplomatic gains with China and other Asian countries, and long-term trade…

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Glasgow City’s Champions League mountain made steeper by shutdown | Suzanne Wrack

The club are not yet back in training and face a struggle to arrange friendlies and Covid-19 testing before facing WolfsburgGlasgow City already needed to summon their inner David to outwit Goliath-like Champions League quarter-final opponents, Wolfsbu…

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Glasgow City’s Champions League mountain made steeper by shutdown | Suzanne Wrack

The club are not yet back in training and face a struggle to arrange friendlies and Covid-19 testing before facing WolfsburgGlasgow City already needed to summon their inner David to outwit Goliath-like Champions League quarter-final opponents, Wolfsbu…

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Ellie Carpenter makes Lyon move to rival Sam Kerr’s European switch | Samantha Lewis

The Matildas defender has signed for the best women’s club on the planet in arguably the most significant move ever by an AustralianWhen Matildas skipper Sam Kerr announced her move to Chelsea in January, it was widely regarded as one of the biggest cl…

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Millie Chandarana: ‘If you’re Asian or English, boy or girl, go out and play’

Tavagnacco’s British Asian midfielder reflects on how football has taken her to Serie A in Italy via Blackburn and Dubai Millie Chandarana has come a long way since that rather unfortunate day when she had a trial for the boys’ school team. “I was eigh…