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Category: Women’s football

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Sports quiz: what are the stories behind these iconic photos?

You have seen the pictures of Bolt, Pelé, Woods, Maradona and more but can you remember the details behind the images?More quizzes: assists, commentators, managers and rantsThis photo is from Muhammad Ali’s victory over Sonny Liston in 1965. In which r…

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‘Baptism of fire’: meet two female footballers working in hospitals

Portsmouth’s Rosie McDonnell, a nurse, and London Bees’ Hayley West, a physio, on life in the coronavirus crisis“It’s been an absolute baptism of fire,” says the nurse and Portsmouth left-back Rosie McDonnell. “I was told it was going to be hard but I …

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Chelsea team up with Refuge to help those at risk of domestic abuse

Chelsea teams back campaign to support potential victimsEmma Hayes: ‘It is important we support the vulnerable’Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageChelsea have teamed up with the domestic abuse charity Refuge to help provide …

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Women’s Euro 2021 in England postponed by a year, says Danish FA

Move widely anticipated amid coronavirus pandemicMen’s Under-21 European Championship also moved to 2022The women’s European Championship, which was due to be held in England next summer, has been postponed until 2022, according to the Danish FA. The m…

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Non-league clubs lobby FA over decision to void season’s results

64 sides cite ‘needless and inexplicable haste’Men’s and women’s National League teams join forcesMore than 60 clubs have written to the Football Association to condemn the governing body’s “needless and inexplicable haste” in voiding the non-league se…

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Kely Nascimento-DeLuca: ‘If there’s a time to use Pelé’s name it’s for something like this’

Pelé’s daughter on how she came to make a documentary on women’s football, racism in Brazil and the fight for equality“There are no words,” says Kely Nascimento-DeLuca, the eldest daughter of Pelé, when I ask about her journey from women’s football nov…

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No coronavirus financial support for struggling top women’s teams, says FA

Women’s Super League and Championship clubs must pay players during lockdown, with FA determined to finish current seasonThe FA has told struggling Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship teams there is no financial support available and that it …

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FA preparing for possibility top women’s teams will fold because of coronavirus

Talks to be held about possible new Championship licencesWomen’s seasons below top two divisions voidedCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe Football Association is preparing for the possibility that teams in the Women’s Su…

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My favourite game: Canada v England, women’s World Cup quarter-final 2015

Mark Sampson’s side beat the hosts and in so doing transformed the fortunes of the women’s game in EnglandPerfection can be likened to a flame it is possible to touch but very rarely hold. Almost five years ago Jodie Taylor, Lucy Bronze and their fello…

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‘Statement of intent’: Chelsea Women land Germany’s Melanie Leupolz

Midfielder agrees three-year deal from 2020-21 seasonEmma Hayes hails signing of Bayern Munich playerChelsea have agreed a deal to sign the Germany midfielder Melanie Leupolz. The Bayern Munich captain will join from the 2020-21 season on a three-year …

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Women’s game is now riddled with uncertainty for clubs and players

Most players are on short contracts, and because of coronavirus some teams may also find themselves cut adrift by their parent clubsIt has been said repeatedly, recently, that football, like many other things, no longer exists in a bubble. No area of s…

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Like listening to music with no bass: the experience of playing in an empty stadium | Kyah Simon

Fans are a huge part of sport and players feed off the atmosphere they create; winning the W-League title behind closed doors was surrealThe biggest crowd I’ve ever played in front of was at the Rio Olympics in 2016. It was a quarter-final against Braz…

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Infected Japanese FA president had no contact with England Women players

Kosovo Tashima was at SheBelieves Cup game in the USPlayers asymptomatic but two FA staff members self-isolateCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe FA has confirmed that no member of the England Women team has exhibited sym…

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Uefa to reschedule Women’s Euro 2021 after men’s tournament moved

Euro 2020 to now take place next summer with final at WembleyWomen’s event in England could move to 2022 to avoid clashCoronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageUefa today confirmed that the 2021 Women’s European Championship in Englan…

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Carlos Cordeiro quits US Soccer Federation after row over female players

Cindy Parlow Cone elevated after row where court papers suggested female players were inferior to men Carlos Cordeiro has resigned as US Soccer Federation president three days after the organization filed legal papers in a gender discrimination case cl…

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Changes needed for Phil Neville’s England after SheBelieves Cup failure

Losses to Spain and the USA made it seven defeats in 11 for a team that seem to be regressing under the current managerThe Football Association may have privately said it would stick with the man in charge regardless of results in the US but, ultimatel…

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Megan Rapinoe marshals US women’s soccer protest as equal pay rift escalates

USA win 3-1 over Japan to capture SheBelieves Cup titleWorld champions wear training tops inside out in protestUS Soccer claim women are less skilled in court papersMegan Rapinoe has said US Soccer has done “irreparable” damage to their relationship wi…

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Phil Neville says his future is in balance after England limp to Spain defeat

Phil Neville conceded that it was entirely fair for people to be questioning his tenure after England’s “unacceptable” SheBelieves Cup campaign crawled to a close with a 1-0 defeat to an impressive Spain team.“I went through five managers in Valencia f…

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England v Spain: SheBelieves Cup – live!

SheBelieves Cup updates from the 9.15pm GMT kick-offNeville says he knows when time is right to walk awaySend your thoughts to Simon by email or on Twitter 8.23pm GMT The Spanish team meanwhile will look like this: OFICIAL | ¡Ya tenemos el ÚLTIMO ONCE …

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Matildas flicker as disrupted qualifiers finally end with Olympic ticket booked | Samantha Lewis

A bizarre night in Vietnam featured an empty stadium, a blackout, 16 minutes of added time and a scratchy surface, but also a 2-1 win If enduring the most disrupted Olympic qualification campaign were itself an Olympic sport, the Matildas, you’d think,…