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Category: Women’s World Cup 2019

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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…

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Police investigate possible hate crime after slurs aimed at Megan Rapinoe

Posters of USA star were defaced on New York subwayFootballer is an advocate for women’s and LGBT rightsNew York City police are investigating a possible hate crime directed at Megan Rapinoe after posters of the World Cup champion were defaced with hom…

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After a brilliant World Cup victory, US stars return to their day jobs

It’s been a non-stop party since Megan Rapinoe and Co won the World Cup. But now the task is to see if they can grow the domestic leagueIt’s been a non-stop party for the US women’s national team since they won the World Cup on Sunday. The champagne st…

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US women’s soccer team victory parade – in pictures

Fresh from its fourth World Cup triumph, the team has been honoured by a traditional ticker-tape parade in New York Continue reading…

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Women’s World Cup captured public’s imagination despite Fifa’s worst efforts | Marina Hyde

Patronising scheduling set it up to fail but players used their platform to highlight how the governing body lets them downGianni Infantino is one of those intensely political people who believe that as far as everyone else is concerned, there is no pl…

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Jill Ellis: where does a women’s football coach go after two World Cup titles?

The USA coach defied critics – including some in her locker room – to triumph in France. But she is unlikely to find a bigger job than her current oneJill Ellis is the most successful manager in women’s football. With back-to-back Women’s World Cup tro…

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David Squires on … the Women’s World Cup final

Our cartoonist on the USA’s victory over the Netherlands and the tournament as a whole Buy a copy of this cartoon in our print shopTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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People have fallen for women’s football. We must ensure it’s a long-term relationship | Eni Aluko

The future of the women’s game has never looked brighter but keeping fans interested after the World Cup is vital to its growthThe Women’s World Cup has been a tournament we will look back on as the point when all of our longstanding expectation of wha…