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Category: Women’s World Cup 2019

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2019: USA snub Trump … and enjoy it

Megan Rapinoe walked it as she talked it, inspiring the USA to World Cup glory while posing important political questionsThe cheeky fire-starters at Eight by Eight magazine knew exactly what they were doing when they waited six whole months until the b…

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The best sports photography of 2019

Tiger Woods’s comeback at the Masters, the brilliance of Simone Biles, Pep Guardiola berating Raheem Sterling, Ben Stokes’s World Cup heroics, Liverpool’s stunning Champions League defeat of Barcelona, Megan Rapinoe’s iconic celebration and South Afric…

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Women’s World Cup could be staged every two years, Fifa president says

Fifa president floats doubling frequency of Women’s World CupInfantino cites event’s ‘impact for the development of the game’The Women’s World Cup could be staged every two years, Fifa president Gianni Infantino said Friday. Related: Joint bid for 2023…

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We can gauge popularity of women’s football. Time to up the prize money | Suzanne Wrack

World Cup viewing figures debunk the myth that interest in the men’s game dwarfs the women’s. The ball is in Fifa’s courtThe announcement that viewing figures for the Women’s World Cup hit 1.12 billion is hugely impressive and raises vital questions ab…

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We can gauge popularity of women’s football. Time to up the prize money | Suzanne Wrack

World Cup viewing figures debunk the myth that interest in the men’s game dwarfs the women’s. The ball is in Fifa’s courtThe announcement that viewing figures for the Women’s World Cup hit 1.12 billion is hugely impressive and raises vital questions ab…

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We can gauge popularity of women’s football. Time to up the prize money | Suzanne Wrack

World Cup viewing figures debunk the myth that interest in the men’s game dwarfs the women’s. The ball is in Fifa’s courtThe announcement that viewing figures for the Women’s World Cup hit 1.12 billion is hugely impressive and raises vital questions ab…

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Carli Lloyd says she hit ‘rock bottom’ during last World Cup cycle

Player says diminished role with USWNT affected her37-year-old wants to make impact at 2020 OlympicsCarli Lloyd won her second World Cup with the US women’s national team this summer but it’s safe to say she did not enjoy the experience as much as her …

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Carly Telford surprised by reaction after England ‘messed up’ World Cup

• Goalkeeper says praise felt strange after semi-final exit• Lionesses face friendlies against Brazil and PortugalThe England goalkeeper Carly Telford has spoken of her surprise at the response from the public to their World Cup “failure” as the team p…

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Show top women’s sport on free-to-air TV too, says Nicky Morgan

Culture secretary calls for equal coverage for major women’s competitions like World CupThe culture secretary has called for top flight women’s sport to be added to televised sport’s “crown jewels” list, which would guarantee them exposure to potential…

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Women’s World Cup was ‘a balloon that deflated,’ says Carly Telford

• England goalkeeper says FA can learn from France’s mistakes • ‘Towns and cities not as football-friendly as they needed to be’The England goalkeeper, Carly Telford, has criticised the efforts of France as Women’s World Cup hosts, describing the tourn…

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Reporting on the 2019 Women’s World Cup: ‘It was a turning point’

One of our reporting team reflects on the intensity and excitement of covering 15 transformative matches in 34 days“Equal pay! Equal pay!”I knew I would be watching history this summer. After all, it was to be the “biggest ever” edition of the Women’s …

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USA’s World Cup stars return to big crowds – but will it last?

Fans flocked to welcome home the world champions in the National Women’s Soccer League this week. The tough part will be keeping them comingWednesday’s match had been over for 20 minutes when hundreds of girls, holding posters and T-shirts and patientl…

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Novak Djokovic’s epic final reveals flaws in a two-set stroll meriting an equal purse | Andrew Anthony

Women’s elite tennis could learn a lesson from the recent World Cup when it comes to the fight against sexismIf you wanted to put the popularity of women’s football into figures then the most impressive one is 11.7 million. That’s the number of people …

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Paralympics to join events that must be shown on free-to-air TV

Games to be added to list of protected events, while airing of women’s sport to be studiedCampaigners have welcomed the government’s stated intention to add the Paralympic Games to the list of sporting events that must be screened live on free-to-air t…

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Christen Press’s Barstool deal is a slap in the face to what the USWNT stands for

The striker’s mystifying choice to partner with Barstool Sports, a company antithetical to the USWNT’s values of inclusiveness, has allowed her team’s identity to be co-opted on its victory lapSince the end of the Women’s World Cup, the US women’s nati…

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Megan Rapinoe ‘not sure she’s qualified for office’ but vows to fight for equal pay

Soccer star has said she would not go to White House if invitedOpinion: Rapinoe ‘egotism’ is the perfect antidote to TrumpThe World Cup-winning football star Megan Rapinoe does not think she is qualified for public office, as some have suggested since …

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Megan Rapinoe takes the game to her rightwing critics

Conservatives wanting to carry the culture wars to the sports field have a new and discomfiting adversaryMegan Rapinoe stood on a parade float on a sun-splashed morning in lower Manhattan, the World Cup trophy in one hand and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot…

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USA’s Allie Long says key to New York was stolen in hotel room burglary

Midfielder says wedding ring and key to New York were takenLong, 31, made long-awaited World Cup debut against ChileDe Blasio promises city will replace symbolic key on TwitterThe celebration was cut short for a member of the World Cup champion United …

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USA’s Allie Long says key to New York was stolen in hotel room burglary

Midfielder says wedding ring and key to New York were takenLong, 31, made long-awaited World Cup debut against ChileDe Blasio promises city will replace symbolic key on TwitterThe celebration was cut short for a member of the World Cup champion United …

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Sweden’s Kosovare Asllani: ‘30,000 people came to celebrate our medal’

The midfielder on how Sweden went ‘crazy’ for the Women’s World Cup and why the bronze medal win over England wasn’t nonsenseSweden’s Kosovare Asllani has a very different view of the Women’s World Cup third-place match to Phil Neville, who labelled it…