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Category: Women’s football

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Birmingham dismayed by ‘ridiculous’ gap between Women’s FA Cup ties

Blues face Everton on Wednesday after Sunday’s extra-time win‘It’s an injustice,’ says manager Carla Ward before the semi-finalBirmingham’s manager, Carla Ward, has branded as “ridiculous” the decision to give her team only two clear days between their…

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Tony Gustavsson: Swede to be named Matildas coach by Football Federation Australia

Former USWNT assistant set to succeed Ante MilicicFour major tournaments in as many years await MatildasTony Gustavsson, the experienced former US women’s national team assistant coach, is set to lead the Matildas to a World Cup on home soil with Footb…

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Manchester City edge out Leicester in Women’s FA Cup as Chelsea are stunned

Leicester 1-2 Man City (Devlin 78pen; Kelly 30, Stanway 40)Everton 2-1 Chelsea (Graham 40, Gauvin 64; Cuthbert 25)The FA Cup holders Manchester City saw off the challenge of a new-look full-time Leicester to set up a semi-final showdown with the 14-tim…

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Lisa Evans powers Arsenal past Tottenham and into FA Cup semi-finals

Tottenham were the architects of their own collapse as two mistakes in two minutes gifted Jordan Nobbs and Lisa Evans the goals that would put the 14-time Women’s FA Cup winners Arsenal into the semi-final stage of the delayed competition.Evans added t…

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Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur: Women’s FA Cup quarter-final – live!

Live updates from Meadow Park, kick-off 5.15pm BSTMontemurro expects Arsenal team to raise their levels against MorganFeel free to email Luke or tweet @LukeMcLaughlin with your thoughts 5.16pm BST After all players and officials take a knee in support …

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The Morgan dynasty: meet the family driving Leicester City Women’s rise

Captain, manager and general manager are children of the chairman and City are thriving in the Women’s ChampionshipLeicester’s captain Morgan. There is only one. The image of the centre-back of the 5,000-1 outsiders lifting the Premier League trophy in…

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FFA zero in on next Matildas coach but that is just one piece of puzzle | Samantha Lewis

The appointment of Rae Dower as women’s technical advisor is arguably as important as who will take the reins next monthAs October draws nearer, so too does the reported deadline for the appointment of the Matildas’ next head coach. Some regard it as t…

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FFA zero in on next Matildas coach but that is just one piece of puzzle | Samantha Lewis

The appointment of Rae Dower as women’s technical advisor is arguably as important as who will take the reins next monthAs October draws nearer, so too does the reported deadline for the appointment of the Matildas’ next head coach. Some regard it as t…

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Christen Press: ‘I chose No 24 with a little nod to Kobe Bryant’

Manchester United’s new signing on her ‘relentless mentality’ and finding her voice in the fight for racial justiceFor most, having to quarantine has wrecked holidays and complicated work. However, for the US forward Christen Press there have been a “t…

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Alex Morgan: the Tottenham signing who is bigger than her club

US striker could make her Spurs debut against Arsenal in the FA Cup on Saturday and her presence is already being feltMany a manager has trotted out the “no player is bigger than the club” cliche. It’s a negative, usually aimed at a player perceived to…

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Tobin Heath aims to be Manchester United’s disrupter-in-chief | Suzanne Wrack

USA World Cup winner says her club ‘don’t want to wait to compete’ – and that suits her perfectly as she starts in the WSLThe arrival at Manchester City of the USA World Cup-winning midfielders Rose Lavelle, who scored in the 2019 final, and Sam Mewis …

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FFA to make women’s cut available after Matildas kit release mistake

Women’s silhouette not available for new away kitOversight not consistent with values, says FFAThe new Matildas away kit will be made available to supporters in a women’s cut after an initial bungle excluded a large section of the team’s fanbase – but …

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Joe Montemurro expects Arsenal team to raise their levels against Alex Morgan

Morgan may make Tottenham debut in FA Cup quarter-finalMontemurro says players want to test themselves against bestJoe Montemurro is confident his Arsenal players are capable of asking Alex Morgan some searching questions in the Women’s FA Cup quarter-…

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‘I’ve come back smiling’: Chelsea’s Fran Kirby delights Phil Neville on return

England manager praises forward’s ‘incredible’ comebackKirby the star of inter-squad match at training campPhil Neville has praised Fran Kirby’s quick return to the England fold as an “incredible achievement” after the Chelsea forward was sidelined for…

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‘I’ve come back smiling’: Chelsea’s Fran Kirby delights Phil Neville on return

England manager praises forward’s ‘incredible’ comebackKirby the star of inter-squad match at training campPhil Neville has praised Fran Kirby’s quick return to the England fold as an “incredible achievement” after the Chelsea forward was sidelined for…

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Ellen White praises Phil Neville as England Women await Tokyo decision

Sarina Wiegman takes over after Olympics next summerWhite: ‘He’s been fantastic – we’re blessed to have him’Ellen White has praised the England Women’s manager, Phil Neville, as the Lionesses prepare to find out whether he will be taking them to Tokyo …

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Phil Neville eager to lead Team GB at rescheduled Tokyo Olympics

Neville stood down as England Women’s manager in April‘Olympics is a massive ambition of mine. The FA know that’Phil Neville has said he wants to lead Team GB at the Olympics and expects the Football Association to make a decision “pretty quickly” on w…

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Sam Kerr: ‘I hope that we can be what Cathy Freeman was to kids like us’ | Samantha Lewis

The Matildas captain on being inspired by the 2000 Olympics, how the challenges of the pandemic have been met and exciting times aheadShe is one of the most talked-about footballers in the world and her name has been written into the history books, but…

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Women’s World Cup could be held every two years under ‘creative’ Fifa plans

‘We don’t want to copy men’s game,’ says Gianni InfantinoCovid has not affected Fifa’s $1bn funding for women’s gameContinuing the growth of women’s football could require holding a World Cup every two years, Gianni Infantino has said.Fifa’s president …

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‘Guess what? We’ll do it again’: Sweden footballers vow to keep taking a knee

Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson: decision was easyPlayers criticised for action before Hungary gameThe Sweden defender and Chelsea captain, Magdalena Eriksson, has hit back at criticism the Swedish national team received for taking a knee before the…