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Category: Women’s football

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Benfica women set Portuguese record with 28-0 win over Ponte de Frielas – video

Benfica’s women’s team enjoyed a 28-0 thrashing on their debut in the Portuguese second division. They opened the scoring two minutes into their match against Ponte de Frielas, were 16-0 up at half-time and went on to set a new record in the country fo…

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The Celtic diehards helping football tackle the taboo around periods

Few would expect football clubs to be at the forefront of an effort to break the taboo around periods. Yet here we are“Sorry to spoil your breakfasts with talk of periods,” tweeted one supporter of the On the Ball campaign, “but as a teenager who sudde…

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Arsenal inflict drubbing at Dripping Pan but Lewes ready for long haul

• Lewes 0-9 Arsenal• ‘Rebel’ club Lewes bit by Kim Little and Viv Miedema hat-tricksPlayers of the rebel club Lewes may have looked despondent following – and sometimes during – their bruising defeat by Arsenal but that this team are even in the Contin…

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Chris Kirkland takes charge of Liverpool Women after Redfearn resignation

• Redfearn exits after three months and two matches in charge• Liverpool lost 5-0 to Arsenal in WSL opener last weekendChris Kirkland has taken caretaker charge of Liverpool Women following the shock resignation of head coach Neil Redfearn, after just …

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Atlético Madrid’s Kenti Robles pops up late to peg back Manchester City

• Atlético 1-1 Manchester City (Robles 89, Bonner 16)• Women’s Champions League first-leg tie ends levelManchester City could not quite make it over the line, their resistance finally broken one minute from time. With the visitors leading thanks to a G…

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Time for the Women’s Champions League to spread its wings | Eni Aluko

Juventus had a tough baptism in Europe’s elite competition this week but with more interest than ever in women’s football, Uefa must seize the initiative to ensure it continues to growWednesday was a historic occasion for Juventus Women. Everyone knows…

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Chelsea cruise to 5-0 victory in Women’s Champions League opener

• English champions record first leg win over SFK 2000 Sarajevo • Glasgow City Ladies win 2-0 at Somatio Barcelona in LimassolChelsea made a convincing start to their Women’s Champions League campaign with a 5-0 win against SFK 2000 in the first leg of…

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Kim Little: ‘It’s been an unbelievable few days with Scotland and Arsenal’

Injury cost the midfielder her place in the Euro 2017 squad and though she is conscious of getting another before next year’s World Cup in France, she is not going to be inhibitedWhen Scotland qualified for their first Women’s World Cup last week, the …

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

Vivianne Miedema makes a strong start to the new season for Arsenal while Kelly Chambers impresses at ReadingIn her first season in the WSL Vivianne Miedema did not quite live up to expectations, which were sky high after she top-scored for the Netherl…

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Manchester City stifle Ji So Yun to earn draw with Chelsea in WSL opener

• Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City• High intensity but no goals in meeting of last season’s top twoChelsea’s manager Emma Hayes was critical of this possibly title-defining league opener against Manchester City coming so soon after an important round of int…

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Chelsea v Manchester City: Women’s Super League – live!

Women’s Super League: five things to look out for this seasonTime right for WSL revolution but mainstream is a tough askAny thoughts? You can email Simon | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 2.12pm BST 10 mins: Parris wins a header not far from halfway and Eriksson …

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Scotland’s women footballers help to ease 20 years of hurt

A place in next year’s Women’s World Cup in Paris has allowed fans to be proud of their national game againOn a little artificial pitch in the middle of a North Lanarkshire housing scheme on Saturday morning there was all the evidence you ever needed t…

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Time right for WSL revolution but niche to mainstream is a tough ask | Louise Taylor

A fully professional Women’s Super League could change the game beyond recognition if problems are properly tackledWomen’s football in England takes a great leap forward on Sunday when the Women’s Super League kicks off. Advocates of a radically restru…

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FA Women’s Super League: a club-by-club guide

From Arsenal to Yeovil, we run through the prospects for each of the top division’s 11 sides as the WSL season kicks offJoe Montemurro, Arsenal’s charismatic Australian manager, hopes to end his first full season in charge by finishing above Chelsea an…

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Women’s Super League: five things to look out for this season | Rachel Brown-Finnis

Arsenal should push Chelsea, who appear favourites to retain their title, while Lauren Hemp can impress at Manchester CityChelsea won the league last season and I think they will do it again, with strong competition from Manchester City and Arsenal. Ci…

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Manchester City ready for ‘war’ with Chelsea in Women’s Super League

Jill Scott says rivalry between the clubs is ‘getting stronger every year’ as contenders prepare to meet in first game of new seasonThe Women’s Super League season begins this weekend with two of the favourites meeting on Sunday. Manchester City visit …

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Women’s Super League is here – and it already has winners and losers

England’s top football league is fully professional for the first time, but some clubs have suffered from the new rulesWomen’s football in England has quietly recorded a series of landmarks this year: the FA Cup final was attended by a record 45,000 pe…

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Thanks Zaha, but female footballers really need a proper funding system | Chris Paouros

Why should a female team have to rely on the charity of a male player? For the game to thrive, attitudes must changeWomen can now, finally, earn a living playing football. The England and Scotland women’s teams have just qualified for the World Cup and…

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Chelsea’s Emma Hayes: ‘I’ve learned as a leader to not be afraid to let go’

After leading the club to a double last season while pregnant, the manager now faces the challenge of rebuilding a squad after the departure of several key playersLast season everything came together for Emma Hayes’s Chelsea. On the pitch the team were…

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‘I’m a pro’: Women’s Super League marks new era with short film – video

The newly restructured FA Women’s Super League begins on 9 September when it becomes fully professional for the first time. All players will now be requires to be full-time and several new licensing criteria has been introduced for the eleven sides com…