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Superstar soccer team named as Angel City FC

Oscar-winning superstar Natalie Portman chose a suitably showbiz way of announcing the new name for her National Women's Soccer League side, which will be known as Angel City FC.

The Star Wars actress originally...

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Lionesses set major tournament target to "turbo charge" growth of the women's game

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The Football Association wants England to "turbo charge" the growth of women and girls' football by winning a major tournament within the next four years.

The governing body has set out its blueprint for how it wants the women's game to develop by 2024, challenging the Lionesses and Team GB to win the rearranged Olympic Games, Euro 2022 or the 2023 FIFA World Cup.

"With the...

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Kirk questions officials after yellow card controversy

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Everton were left "baffled" by the failure of referee Lucy Oliver to send off Brighton's Kayleigh Green despite showing her two yellow cards in the 2-2 draw which cost the Toffees their 100 percent start to the season.

Green was booked for a second time shortly after Aileen Whelan had levelled the scores with 12 minutes to go. Everton head coach Willie Kirk said the failure to reduce...

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Miedema makes history as she breaks the 50 barrier

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Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema made Women's Super League history by becoming the first player to score 50 goals in the competition, overtaking the mark of 49 set by Nikita Parris.

A hat-trick in the 6-1 victory over Tottenham in the North London derby means the Dutch striker now has 52 goals in just 50 WSL appearances.

At the age of 24, Miedema is already the Netherlands' all-...

Neville sticks with impressive young Lionesses for Germany match

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England youngsters Millie Turner, Esme Morgan, Niamh Charles and Ella Toone have retained their places in Phil Neville's England squad for the friendly against Germany having impressed the Lionesses boss during last month's St. George's Park training camp.

The 28-woman squad will meet up on Sunday 18 October to begin preparations for the Germany match in Wiesbaden on Tuesday 27...

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Women's Super League review: Chelsea beat City but Arsenal and Everton remain out in front

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Chelsea benefitted from a controversial penalty decision on their way to a 3-1 win against Manchester City in the Barclays Women's Super League. Maren Mjelde opened the scoring from the spot after the referee showed a yellow card to Ellen White even though the ball struck teammate Demi Stokes in front of her.

City had been well in the game up to that point but further goals for Sam...

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Aston Villa postpone matches due to Covid outbreak

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Aston Villa have been forced to ask the Women's Super League to postpone fixtures against Bristol City and Chelsea after a member of the first-team squad tested positive for coronavirus. As a consequence, a unspecified number of her teammates will also now have to self-isolate.

A club statement said: "Aston Villa Women can confirm that a member of our first-team squad has tested...

Backlash over lack of Conti Cup coverage

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Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro is amongst those who have called for more coverage of the Women's Continental League Cup after fans were left frustrated by a lack of live matches this week.

There is currently no broadcast deal for the Conti Cup, so the first round of group games on Wednesday were not shown - despite ties including a repeat of last season's final between Chelsea and...

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Continental League Cup review: holders Chelsea thrash Arsenal

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Chelsea got off to the best possible start to the defence of the Conti Cup, thrashing Arsenal 4-1 at Kingsmeadow. Guro Reiten scored twice with further goals from Magdalena Eriksson and Beth England.

Also in Group B, Tottenham put their poor form in the Women's Super League behind them to beat London City Lionesses 4-0.

The biggest shock of the Matchday 1 saw Championship...

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History made as Barcelona win first-ever El Clasico

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Even Spain's famously masculine sports newspaper Marca recognised the beginning of a new era with the headline 'A New Clasico is Born' to celebrate the first meeting between the women's sides of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Real are taking part in Spain's top flight for the first time having taken over Club Deportivo Tacon, another team in Madrid. However, there was to be no fairytale...

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Women's Super League review: Heath and Press impress on debut

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American superstars Tobin Heath and Christen Press both came off the bench to make their Women's Super League debuts for Manchester United in a 3-0 victory against Brighton. Heath set up Jane Ross for United's third whilst Press nearly scored late on as well.

Not to be outdone in the blue half of Manchester, another US national team star was amongst the scorers as Sam Mewis netted...