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Category: Women’s World Cup

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Fifa investigating Cameroon behaviour in World Cup defeat against England

• Fifa could retrospectively sanction Cameroon players• Referee Qin Liang’s performance given all clearFifa is holding a priority investigation, to be concluded within 48 hours, into the behaviour of the Cameroon team during their 3-0 loss to England i…

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Hedvig Lindahl’s sweet save sends Canada home and Sweden into quarters

Stina Blackstenius fired Sweden into the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup but they needed a penalty save from Hedvig Lindahl to beat Canada 1-0 in Paris. Related: Sweden 1-0 Canada: Women’s World Cup 2019 – as it happened! Continue reading…

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Sweden v Canada: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Live updates from the last-16 match at 8pm‘Value it more’: Marta’s impassioned plea to BrazilDrop Simon an email | Tweet Simon_Burnton 7.23pm BST A peek inside the dressing rooms tells us that the players get unusually comfy-looking armchairs to sit in…

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USA edge past gritty Spain to set up mouthwatering quarter-final with France

As it happened: Beau Dure’s minute-by-minute reportThe hype around the US finally appears to be waning, even as the Americans beat a resilient Spain side 2-1 on Monday with the help of two penalties. Both spot kicks were scored by Megan Rapinoe to put …

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Women’s football cannot – and should not – be judged on one wild game

The Cameroon players deserve criticism but when male players behave despicably we seem to judge individuals rather than the whole sportSome of the behaviour we saw from Cameroon’s players and their coach in their game against England was shocking, but …

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The Cameroonian meltdown was unimpressive, but context is important | Njie Enow

The Cameroon players lost their cool against England but they have been brought up on tales of injustices from Italia 90It was the summer of 1990 and the world’s best football nations had been rivalling for planetary supremacy in Italy but a hitherto u…

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Spain v USA: Women’s World Cup last 16 – live!

Email Beau with your thoughts or tweet @duresportHope Solo: the knockouts are a different kind of pressure 4.15pm BST ¡YA TENEMOS EL ONCE CON EL QUE ENCARAREMOS EL PARTIDO MÁS IMPORTANTE DE NUESTRA HISTORIA Y CONTRA LAS MEJORES DE LA HISTORIA! – #ESPU…

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England fans escorted from stadium amid Cameroon World Cup tensions

• ‘It’s not something we’ve ever experienced before’• Cameroon supporters infuriated by VAR decisionsEngland fans have told how they were escorted from the ground following the 3-0 defeat of Cameroon after tensions flared in the crowd.One group of supp…

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England’s refusal to be bullied by Cameroon cannot hide concerns

Phil Neville’s players showed their appetite for battle and cool heads but improvements will be needed against NorwayThe good news is that, offering a welcome redefinition of grace under pressure, England refused to be bullied by Cameroon’s absurdly de…

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‘Value it more’: Marta’s impassioned plea to Brazil at Women’s World Cup – video

An emotional Marta bid farewell to another unsuccessful World Cup campaign with a challenge to Brazil’s future stars: work harder and do more if you want to win. With tears in her eyes after the 2-1 extra-time defeat to hosts France, the woman consider…

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Matildas’ World Cup exit is no disgrace; let’s avoid knee-jerk reactions | Richard Parkin

Ante Milicic was playing with the cards FFA dealt him and Australian fans should take a deep breathFor a deflated Ante Milicic post-match, the Matildas’ round of 16 elimination was the kind of kick in the teeth that makes you question your involvement …

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Matildas’ World Cup exit is no disgrace; let’s avoid knee-jerk reactions | Richard Parkin

Ante Milicic was playing with the cards FFA dealt him and Australian fans should take a deep breathFor a deflated Ante Milicic post-match, the Matildas’ round of 16 elimination was the kind of kick in the teeth that makes you question your involvement …

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Amandine Henry edges France past Brazil and into quarter-final

Captain Amandine Henry steered hosts France into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with the extra-time winner in a victory over Brazil.After Thaisa had cancelled out Valerie Gauvin’s 52nd-minute opener just after the hour mark, Henry settled a tense …

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England’s Phil Neville accuses Cameroon of ‘shaming football’

• ‘I’ve never seen circumstances like that on a football pitch’• Neville confirms that Toni Duggan was deliberately spat onOn an evening when Phil Neville accused Cameroon’s coach of allowing his team to “shame football”, England’s progress to the last…

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Defense remains a mystery for attack-minded US before Spain World Cup test

A weakened Sweden team did not provide the test many expected for the US defenders. And Spain will be looking to exploit any weaknesses in the last 16Alyssa Naeher isn’t exactly one to talk about herself. That’s why a reporter thought Carli Lloyd could…

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Cameroon’s shameful performance descends into playground farce | Suzanne Wrack

It was an achievement for the Indomitable Lionesses to reach the last 16, but they let themselves down against EnglandSpitting, elbows in the face and temper tantrums. England had arrived in quaint yet sophisticated Valenciennes on Friday likely not ex…

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England 3-0 Cameroon: Women’s World Cup player ratings | Amy Lawrence

Lucy Bronze proved a constant thorn in Cameroon’s flank as England kept their heads in quarter-final winKaren Bardsley Continue reading…

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France v Brazil: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Keep up with all the action from the 8pm BST kick-offGolden Boot: top scorers for France 2019Feel free to email Will or to tweet: @Will_Unwin 7.15pm BST I just did the MBM on this madness, too … Related: England beat Cameroon to reach quarter-finals …

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England beat Cameroon to reach quarter-finals amid VAR drama

At times it was as chaotic as the traffic in downtown Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital, at rush hour but, when the dust finally settled, England’s “Benevolent Leader” had outsmarted the coach dubbed “Mean Dog” and the Lionesses were in the last eight.As bef…

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England v Cameroon: Women’s World Cup last 16 – live!

Minute-by-minute updates on the match in ValenciennesPhil Neville: ‘I’ve seen nothing that gives me fear’Any comments? Email Will | tweet @will_unwin 4.08pm BST We are all waiting for the first VAR of the day! Related: Rethink on new penalty law midway…