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Category: Women’s World Cup 2019

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England Lionesses get ‘reality check’ for World Cup from Royal Marines

• ‘There were men who had their legs blown off’ – Beth Mead• Team-building activities took place at St George’s ParkToni Duggan and Beth Mead have spoken of the “reality check” they got from spending a night with the Royal Marines as the England team g…

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Women’s World Cup 2019: the complete guide to all the stadiums

All you need to know about the nine venues for the tournament in France, including history lessons and the hitches along the wayClick on each image for caption information Continue reading…

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Do the USA women need to win the World Cup to win it all?

The World Cup and an ongoing gender discrimination lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation will coalesce into a summer of the highest stakes for the USWNTWhen the US women’s national team takes the field in France in June, they will be fighting for th…

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Sam Kerr places third in BBC women’s footballer of the year award

Australian loses out to winner Ada Hegerberg Pernille Harder comes second in global fan voteMatildas captain Sam Kerr narrowly missed out on adding another accolade to her impressive list of individual honours, placing third in the prestigious BBC wome…

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Women’s World Cup ticket fiasco shows Fifa’s capacity for chaos

Organiser’s reaction when it emerged some tickets booked together are not next to one another left a lot to be desiredFollowing the still simmering fury over Uefa’s choice of Baku for the Europa League final and its corporate-heavy ticket policy for bo…

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Australia launches 2023 Women’s World Cup bid with hopes high for France 2019

Successful bid will inspire new generation, says FFAFFA are quietly confident of a deep run in FranceAustralia’s bid to host the Women’s World Cup was officially launched on Tuesday, with FFA chief executive David Gallop saying he was confident the Mat…

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Women’s World Cup: tickets bought together may not be next to each other

• Fifa: ‘Unfortunately we will not be able to modify your order’• Buyers call for rethink in response to Twitter announcementFifa has told fans that ticketing arrangements for the forthcoming Women’s World Cup cannot be changed. The governing body said…

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Women’s football: how girls are moving the goalposts

With young players joining grassroots clubs and England’s Lionesses preparing for their World Cup run, the sport is finally getting the recognition it deserves‘Izzy, to me, to me,” the cry comes from many voices. Izzy, two brown pigtails flying out beh…

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‘We play for a nation that doesn’t even know our names’: Germany’s Women’s World Cup advert – video

Germany’s squad announcement video for the Women’s World Cup has garnered huge praise online for its strong message of female empowerment and its push for equality. The video, made by the sponsor Commerzbank in partnership with the national team, …

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Scotland Women’s World Cup squad for France 2019 – in pictures

Analysis of the 23 players on their way to France for the 2019 World Cup. Continue reading…

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Women’s World Cup: Arsenal’s Emma Mitchell left out of Scotland squad

• Durham’s Zoe Ness also misses out on place for tournament• Captain Rachel Corsie will lead squad at their first World CupArsenal’s Women’s Super League winner Emma Mitchell has missed out on a place in Shelley Kerr’s 23-woman Scotland squad for their…

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‘I wish I could remember them all’: Kristine Lilly on her 354 international caps

The USA star won two World Cups, the Olympics twice and scored 130 goals. Now she is looking to make a difference off the pitchKristine Lilly played 354 times for the United States – a record number of international appearances by any soccer player – a…

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Form and fitness over reputation: Milicic’s Matildas show versatility and depth | Richard Parkin

Experience blended with shoots of youth, it is a squad that sets up intriguing battles for starting berthsJust shy of three months since he took over as Matildas coach, Ante Milicic has named the 23 players he and his staff consider the best-placed to …

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Kyah Simon fitness concerns open door to Mary Fowler in Matildas’ World Cup squad

Sixteen-year-old Fowler in Australia’s 23-player squadSimon and Alex Chidiac miss out; Amy Harrison inAnte Milicic has settled on the 23 women who will fly the flag for Australia at the upcoming World Cup, but there is no place for the experienced Kyah…

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Mewis scores two as US start World Cup warm-ups with win over South Africa

Samantha Mewis scores twice in USWNT’s 3-0 win Carli Lloyd’s late goal takes her to fourth on all-time listSamantha Mewis scored goals in both halves and the US women’s national team began their World Cup send-off series with a 3-0 victory over South A…

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Matildas coach Ante Milicic gets boost before World Cup with contract extension

‘Resoundingly positive’ response to his appointmentCoach will now oversee 2020 Olympic campaignCoach Ante Milicic will remain in charge of the Matildas for Australia’s Olympic campaign after Football Federation Australia moved to extend his contract be…

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Alex Scott: ‘I wouldn’t want Graeme Souness to change because I’m female’

The former England full-back Alex Scott, preparing for the Women’s World Cup as a pundit this time, relishes her studio clashes and setting an example“It’s going to get to a stage where I’m not regarded as a female pundit. I don’t want to be regarded a…

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England announce squad for Women’s World Cup in France – video

The Lionesses have announced their 23-strong squad for the World Cup in France, which begins next month. Manchester City’s Steph Houghton will captain the team, which features 11 World Cup first-timers and veterans Karen Carney, Jill Scott and Lucy Bro…

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England Women’s World Cup squad is balanced but in transition | Louise Taylor

Twenty three players offer sufficient stylistic diversity and young blood as Phil Neville moves to slick-passing, attacking approachThere were surprises galore as Phil Neville presided over surely the most controversial, not to mention radically innova…

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England Women’s World Cup squad for France 2019 – in pictures

Profiles of the 23 England players picked by Phil Neville for the 2019 World Cup in France Continue reading…