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Category: Women’s football

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Matildas coach Alen Stajcic faces uncertain future ahead of World Cup

Disharmony between some players and coaching staff is said to have prompted review by Football Federation AustraliaLess than five months before the start of the Women’s World Cup, the future of Matildas coach Alen Stajcic is expected to be revealed by …

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‘Football has no gender or religion’: Annie Zaidi’s journey into coaching | Suzanne Wrack

Solihull Moors Ladies’ head coach on how years of abuse could not quash her love for the game and how she owes her career to that fearlesness and Les Ferdinand‘I still have to pinch myself. Head coach. Ladies’ first team. At a club with so much credibi…

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Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action

Manchester City go top after Chelsea blow the title race wide open with victory over threadbare ArsenalMake no mistake, the title race is wide open now. Chelsea were scintillating at Arsenal and Emma Hayes should be lauded for getting her tactics spot-…

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Manchester United Women’s game abandoned after serious injury to player

• Injury to Charlotte Kerr occurred after just 11 minutes• Ambulance was called but the game was eventually abandonedManchester United Women’s game against Charlton was abandoned on Sunday after a serious injury to Addicks defender Charlotte Kerr.Kerr …

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Cuthbert and Chelsea blow Women’s Super League title race wide open

Chelsea blew the Women’s Super League title race wide open with an Erin Cuthbert double the difference as a dominant 2-1 win helped exorcise the demons of a brutal home defeat to Arsenal back in October.Pulling to within two points of the league leader…

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Arsenal v Chelsea: Women’s Super League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 12.30pm kick-offMontemurro: ‘I’m of Italian descent but I don’t park the bus’Send your emails to Nick here | Or tweet him @NickMiller79 11.39am GMT Peyraud-Magnin; Williamson, Quinn, Arnth, McCabe; Bloodworth, Walti, L…

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Arsenal’s Joe Montemurro: ‘I’m of Italian descent but I don’t park the bus’

The Arsenal manager knows how to defend but is also pragmatic as he faces Chelsea knowing victory would put his side eight points above the WSL championsIt says something about the standard Arsenal have set in the WSL this season that a Chelsea side th…

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Alternative ground demanded after ‘unsafe’ pitch reduces W-League to farce

Melbourne derby marred by surface at Epping StadiumCity coach Rado Vidosic calls for improvement Melbourne City coach Rado Vidosic has urged the W-League to dramatically improve or abandon Epping Stadium after their 1-0 derby loss to Melbourne Victory….

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Manchester United Women revel in role of underdogs to sink West Ham

• Manchester United 2-0 West Ham• Longhurst 17og, Sigsworth 53Casey Stoney’s Manchester United passed their latest test against Women’s Super League opposition after an own goal and a Jess Sigsworth strike earned them victory over West Ham in their Con…

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FA reach settlement with former England women’s manager Mark Sampson

• Former manager was sacked by the FA in September 2017• Sampson brought a case of unfair dismissal against FAMark Sampson, the former manager of England Women, has reached a settlement with the Football Association.Sampson was sacked by the FA in Sept…

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USA’s Julie Ertz: ‘We feel it’s coming together. We’re excited for 2019’ | Suzanne Wrack

Midfielder is looking towards the World Cup in France while her husband, Zach, has his eyes on a repeat Super BowlAlmost a year ago the United States women’s team kicked off what would become an undefeated year with a 5-1 win over the Euro 2017 runners…

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Sheffield United Women player faces sack if racism claims are proven

• Unnamed player accused of making monkey noises• FA and Sheffield United have launched investigationThe unnamed Sheffield United Women player accused of making monkey noises at Tottenham Ladies defender Renée Hector faces being sacked by the club if a…

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Sheffield United Women player faces sack if racism claims are proven

• Unnamed player accused of making monkey noises• FA and Sheffield United have launched investigationThe unnamed Sheffield United Women player accused of making monkey noises at Tottenham Ladies defender Renée Hector faces being sacked by the club if a…

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Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action

Arsenal are back on top of the table but victory over West Ham papered over defensive issues while Chelsea are back in formArsenal shot back to the top of the league with a 4-2 win over West Ham, but this was a far from perfect performance. The teams w…

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Tottenham Ladies player says opponent made monkey noises at her

FA launches inquiry after Renée Hector says she was racially abusedThe Football Association has launched an investigation after a Tottenham Hotspur Ladies footballer alleged monkey noises were directed at her by an opposition player during a game on Su…

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Danielle van de Donk hits double as Arsenal survive West Ham scare in WSL

After falling behind at Rush Green, two goals from Danielle Van de Donk and a debut goal from Janni Arnth helped Arsenal make up for their defensive fragility to earn a testing 4-2 win over West Ham. Related: West Ham v Arsenal: Women’s Super League – …

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West Ham v Arsenal: Women’s Super League – live!

The WSL returns from its winter break with a 12.30pm kick-offWSL leaders Arsenal make the short trip to play West HamSend your emails to Nick here or tweet him @NickAmes82 12.34pm GMT Arsenal, in light blue, start us off and kick left to right. 12.29pm…

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Ordering a plate of dog means I need to raise my game speaking Italian | Eni Aluko

Signing for Juventus was among the personal highlights of 2018, a year that saw progress on many fronts but not racismThe turn of the year left behind 12 months to remember personally on and off the field but also from a wider perspective in football.O…

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‘No idea where money goes’: Fifa urged to help Somalia’s women footballers

Fifa funds for women’s football are alleged not to be reaching their target, with fear of extremists said to be the reasonThe head of women’s football in Somalia has urged Fifa to take action after claiming money made available by the world governing b…

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2019, World Cup fever No 2: England and Scotland go for glory in France | Louise Taylor

The 2019 Women’s World Cup is set to be the most competitive yet and England, who meet Scotland in their opening game on 9 June, are genuine contendersJill Ellis did not ponder the question for long. The USA’s English-born manager had just been asked i…