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Category: Women’s football

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Man United Women sign defender Aoife Mannion from Man City

New signing targets Champions League placeAbbie McManus leaves United at end of contractManchester United Women have announced the signing of Aoife Mannion on a two-year contract on the same day Abbie McManus left the club at the end of her deal.Mannio…

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Hege Riise shuffles Team GB pack and comes up with winning hand

The manager’s switch of tactics and personnel secured victory over Japan and qualification for the Olympic knockout stagePerhaps the most pleasing aspect of Team GB’s progression to the knockout stage of the Olympics following their 1-0 victory over Ja…

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Ellen White’s flash of subtle brilliance lights up Team GB’s sluggish display | Barney Ronay

Hege Riise’s best finisher, who scored the winner against Japan, has hit top form at exactly the right time at the Tokyo OlympicsFor long periods in Sapporo, as this Group E game between Japan and Team GB meandered and sagged at the edges, Ellen White …

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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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Sweden v Australia: 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games women’s football – live!

Updates from the Matildas’ second Group G matchAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 9.36am BST 4 min: Australia creep forward with some short, delicate passing but the final ball – the one meant for Kerr – is cut off. Luik then gets the better …

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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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Chelsea open WSL title defence at Arsenal as part of tough start for both

Chelsea go to Manchester United in third gameArsenal host Manchester City that weekend Chelsea will begin the defence of their Women’s Super League title at Arsenal as part of a tough start to the 2021-22 season for both clubs.Chelsea go to Manchester …

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Football Manager reveals plan to add women’s leagues to game

Sports Interactive: work has started on ‘multi-year project’It states it will cost millions but is ‘the right thing to do’The maker of Football Manager has announced that it will be adding women’s leagues to the simulation video game. Sports Interactiv…

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Sweden come back to haunt USWNT again in shock Olympic thrashing

Olympics Group G: Sweden 3-0 USAWorld champions lose for first time since January 2019Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and Sweden once again stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday.The Americans, ranked No 1 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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Manchester United Women sign Vilde Bøe Risa but search for manager goes on

26-year-old midfielder arrives on a free transferI’m happy to be at the club I supported growing up, she saysManchester United Women have announced their first signing for the new season with the Norway international Vilde Bøe Risa joining on a free af…

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Team GB’s Lucy Bronze: ‘The preparation has been insane. We are ready’

The Manchester City right-back on life in the Olympic village, where the food is going quickly and there is chitchat with the boxersLucy Bronze has been listening to her club and country teammates Jill Scott and Steph Houghton talk about what it is lik…

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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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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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‘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…