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Lionesses lose again in Canada friendly defeat

Individual defensive errors again cost England as they lost for the second time in four days. Canada won 2-0 in Stoke, following on from defeat to France last Friday.

Interim head coach Hege Riise rued the mistakes which allowed the Canadians in for both goals at either end of the game.

"We tried and held together as a team but I feel like it was more about mistakes today,"...

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Celebrations as the Women's Super League turns 10

The Women's Super League is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the launch of a new Hall of Fame to recognise the "significant contributions" of players, coaches and officials over the last decade.

Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the league's first fixture on 13 April 2011 and whilst the development of women's game has grown at pace, the WSL is well-placed to reach new heights in the...

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Northern Ireland insist they remain underdogs despite Euro play-off victory

Northern Ireland will take a 2-1 aggregate lead into the second leg of their Euro 2022 play-off against Ukraine but have been warned against complacency.

Goals from Rachel Furness and Simone Magill earned a precious victory in Kovalivka but Furness limped off injured and is a major doubt for the rematch at Seaview.

"We still count ourselves as underdogs and we don't want...

Defensive display dismays Lionesses following France defeat

England paid for the absence of captain Steph Houghton and Lucy Bronze as France were able to exploit some defensive weaknesses in a 3-1 friendly victory in Caen.

For all their rustiness at the back, the Lionesses looked far sharper up front and only an inspired display by France keeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin prevented the margin of victory being narrower.

England did score...

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Blues to move to St. Andrew's as Birmingham seek to address player concerns

Birmingham City will play their home matches at St. Andrew's from next season onwards - as long as they stay in the Women's Super League - as their parent club look to repair the damage done by the recent public dispute between players and officials.

The squad sent a letter to the club outlining a number of complaints, ranging from the poor quality of the pitch at their current...

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Leicester City win promotion to the Women's Super League

Leicester City have won the Women's Championship for the first time, justifying the investment from the owners of the Foxes men's team earlier in the season to turn the club fully professional.

A 2-0 victory against London City Lionesses confirmed the title and a place in the Women's Super League next season. Leicester have won 15 of their 18 fixtures so far this season, losing just...

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Women's Super League review: Ducks stop play at Brighton whilst Arsenal return to the European places

Arsenal were able to take advantage of a slip-up from Manchester United to return to the Champions League places thanks to a 4-0 thrashing of Bristol City.

Vivianne Miedema scored twice, with further goals from Danielle van de Donk and Beth Mead, as the Gunners leapfrogged United into third place.

Brighton were 1-0 winners against United, Inessa Kaagman scoring the only goal...

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Montemurro set to leave Arsenal at the end of the season

Head coach Joe Montemurro has decided to leave Arsenal at the end of the season.

The Australian has been in charge of the Gunners since 2017, winning the Women's Super League two seasons later and also securing back-to-back victories in the Continental League Cup.

However, Arsenal have struggled at times this campaign, having lost ground to Chelsea and Manchester City....

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Chelsea into Champions League last four but Manchester City are out

An impressive 3-0 second-leg victory against Wolfsburg saw Chelsea safely through to the semi-finals of the Women's Champions League in what manager Emma Hayes described as the best result in the club's history.

Taking a 2-1 lead from the first leg into the tie, the Women's Super League leaders soon found themselves under pressure against last season's losing finalists. However,...

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Coronavirus outbreak and travel restrictions make England friendly in France a doubt

The Football Association are monitoring the worsening coronavirus situation in France ahead of England's friendly in Caen on 9 April.

Lyon have already been forced to quarantine their entire squad, including Lionesses star Nikita Parris, and have postponed their Champions League quarter-final against Paris St. Germain.

The England squad could also be banned from entering the...