Women’s World Cup
Dutch beat Italy to reach first ever women's World Cup semi-finals
The Netherlands reached the semi-finals of the women's World Cup for the first time in their history on Saturday after beating Italy 2-0 in Valenciennes. The Dutch will travel to Lyon to face one of Germany or Sweden, who play later in Rennes, in the last four thanks to fine headers from Vivianne Miedema and…
Heat is on as women's World Cup steps into the sauna
With the temperature in France soaring, organisers and teams are taking steps to adapt as the winter sport again faces the problem of playing its marquee tournaments in summer. After often cool June weather for the group stages, temperatures have risen. In Montpellier on Tuesday, when Italy play China in the early evening, the temperature…
'Cry at beginning, smile at end': Marta makes emotional Brazil plea
Brazil star Marta issued an emotional appeal to her heirs on Sunday, telling them they are responsible for the survival of the women's game in her football-obsessed country.
Captain Henry fires France past Brazil, into World Cup quarters
Women's World Cup hosts France survived a scare to beat Brazil 2-1 in extra time and reach the quarter-finals on Sunday as captain Amandine Henry scored a dramatic winner in Le Havre.
Falcons will take the fight to Germany, says Dennerby
Coach Thomas Dennerby says his charges will take the game right to the Germans in today’s World Cup Round of 16 clash at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble. Nigeria is a popular attraction in Grenoble, as the Falcons defeated Korea Republic 2-0 there in their second match of the group phase on June…
Women’s World Cup: 'Goalkeepers, won't be booked for stepping off line during shootouts'
Goalkeepers at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France will not be booked for stepping off the goalline during penalty shootouts to reduce the likelihood of them being sent off. The International Football Association Board (IFAB), the game’s law-making body, said on Friday it approved a request by world governing body FIFA for a…
Supporters Club boss laments ‘poor treatment’ by security operatives at Women’s World Cup
The president of Super Eagles Supporters Club, Vincent Okumagba has explained why his group has not been ‘visible’ during matches involving the Super Falcons at the on-going France 2019 Women’s World Cup. Okumagba led his group to France with the aim of cheering the Falcons in every match they featured in the World Cup. But…
Norway advance to World Cup knockouts as France top group
Norway went through to the last 16 of the Women's World Cup on Monday after beating South Korea 2-1 with two penalties, while Wendie Renard confirmed top spot in Group A for France after downing Nigeria with a spot-kick of her own.