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Category: Women’s football

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Referee suspended over using rock, paper, scissors instead of coin toss in WSL game

• David McNamara suspended for three weeks• Incident happened before Man City v Reading gameReferee David McNamara has been suspended for three weeks after accepting a charge of “not acting in the best interests of the game” before a Women’s Super Leag…

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Alex Morgan volley secures USA win over stubborn Scotland

World Cup champions end 2018 unbeaten after 1-0 winScotland put in encouraging performance as World Cup loomsAlex Morgan’s classy first-half strike gave world champions the United States a narrow 1-0 friendly win over Scotland at the Simple Digital Are…

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Caitlin Foord sparks goal rush as Matildas crush Chile

Australia win 5-0 in NewcastleFoord hits hat-trick; Sam Kerr also on scoresheetThe Matildas are back. After falling to a shock defeat in Penrith on Saturday, a degree of order was restored on a wild night in Newcastle where four goals in 17 breathless …

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The next goal for women’s football is to help clubs balance the books | Suzanne Wrack

A first professional league has changed the women’s game but how stable are the foundations of the pyramid?The first fully professional women’s league in the world, with a semi-professional second tier, is a huge step forward. For the first time, girls…

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Matildas v Chile: women’s football international – live!

Updates from the second game of the double header in NewcastleAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 8.26am GMT 7 – @TheMatildas’ Emily Gielnik has created seven scoring chances in her last four games, including three in just eight minutes against Ch…

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How costly does the Matildas’ defeat to Chile threaten to be? | Mike Hytner

Complex Fifa calculations mean Australian hopes of a seeding now lie out of their handsIn the moments after the final whistle blew in Penrith at the weekend, the immediate effects of the Matildas’ defeat to Chile were apparent: frustration, disappointm…

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England party for Steph Houghton’s 100th cap spoiled by Sweden

• England Women 0-2 Sweden Women• Defeat in friendly delivers World Cup reality checkPhil Neville says he is endeavouring to keep his players’ “feet on the ground” but on Sunday Sweden delighted in doing the England coach’s job for him.All the bold tal…

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England v Sweden: women’s international football friendly – live!

Live updates from the 1.30pm kick-off in RotherhamStage set for England to honour HoughtonEmail Ben or tweet @benfisherj 12.33pm GMT Back on home soil after a convincing win in Vienna, Phil Neville’s side can extend their unbeaten run to nine matches w…

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England v Sweden: women’s international football friendly – live!

Live updates from the 1.30pm kick-off in RotherhamStage set for England to honour HoughtonEmail Ben or tweet @benfisherj 12.33pm GMT Back on home soil after a convincing win in Vienna, Phil Neville’s side can extend their unbeaten run to nine matches w…

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New generation of golden girls not dampened by Matildas’ shock loss

Thousands flocked to Western Sydney to see superstar Sam Kerr’s Matildas – the result didn’t sour the positive impressionThe Matildas’ growing army of fans – a new generation of golden girls, turned up in their thousands to see their heroine show off h…

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Stage set for England to honour ‘humble, brilliant’ Steph Houghton

Phil Neville says he is determined to celebrate his captain’s career when she wins her 100th cap against Sweden on SundayHumility. It is a word that keeps cropping up in conversations about Steph Houghton and a quality that is certain to ensure England…

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Matildas v Chile: women’s football international – live!

Updates from the big game in PenrithAny thoughts? Email or tweet @PFConnolly 5.09am GMT 31 min: Saez slides in at left back to pinch the ball from Logarzo. Moments later, Aedo and Urrutia probe down the left flank but the Matildas defence forces them b…

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USA extend unbeaten run to 27 games with victory over Portugal

Jessica McDonald scores winner in second USWNT appearanceUSA’s last defeat came in July 2017 against AustraliaJessica McDonald, making just her second appearance for the US, scored in the 43rd minute as her team recorded their 500th victory with a 1-0 …

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England Women’s Georgia Stanway scores on debut in win against Austria

• Austria 0-3 England (Ubogagu 26, Stanway 71, Daly 81)• Phil Neville’s side now eight games unbeatenChioma Ubogagu and Georgia Stanway, both making their debut, scored to help England Women to a routine friendly win over Austria in Vienna. The substit…

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Have the Matildas really got what it takes to win the World Cup? | Danielle Warby

Ranked sixth in the world, Australia will be in the mix but expectations should be temperedAustralia, we need to talk about the Matildas. It’s time we had a frank conversation about their chances at the World Cup. We are all, on the whole, more than a …

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Austria v England: international women’s football friendly – live!

Updates from the 5pm GMT kick-off at the BSFZ ArenaMoving the Goalposts: football changing lives in KenyaEmail Niall here or tweet @niallmcveigh 4.13pm GMT Today’s game is being broadcast live on Twitter (@Lionesses). Seems a shame the world’s third-be…

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W-League ‘chalk and cheese’ compared to 11 years ago | Ella Reilly

Much has changed since the competition’s inception but so much more can be achieved with further investment Servet Uzunlar has seen the W-League come a long way in its 11 years. Comparing the status of the W-League’s inaugural season, which coincided w…

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W-League ‘chalk and cheese’ compared to 11 years ago | Ella Reilly

Much has changed since the competition’s inception but so much more can be achieved with further investment Servet Uzunlar has seen the W-League come a long way in its 11 years. Comparing the status of the W-League’s inaugural season, which coincided w…

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Moving the Goalposts changing lives of 9,000 Kenyan girls through football | Suzanne Wrack

In coastal Kenya a football organisation is revolutionising society by putting women in public spaces previously reserved for men“We are pushing the boundaries that have been placed there for women and we were going beyond that. We have seen a lot of t…

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A 13-year-old girl is a ‘lesbian’ if she plays football? Some things don’t change

Taunts like this have been around for decades – but this playground name-calling reflects how women’s sports are treatedWhen I was in school a few decades ago, it was standard to be called a lesbian if you so much as kicked a football back to a boy in …