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"This is a great group" - Riise targets Tokyo success

Team GB head coach Hege Riise says she has a team capable of competing for a gold medal after announcing her squad for the Tokyo Olympics.

Having won Olympic gold as both a player with Norway and as an assistant coach with the USA, Riise wants her players to have the same goal and...

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Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to reach first Champions League final

Chelsea recovered from defeat in the first leg against Bayern Munich to win 4-1 at Kingsmeadow in the second leg, 5-3 on aggregate, to secure a first-ever appearance in the Champions League final.

Only late goals from Pernille Harder and Fran Kirby prevented the tie from going to extra time, the Blues leading 2-1 after Kirby and Ji So-yun scoring either side of a superb strike from...

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Chelsea prepare for biggest week in their history

Chelsea are preparing for the biggest seven days in the club's history, which could culminate in a shot at sporting immortality.

The Blues need to overturn a 2-1 deficit when they play Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Sunday. Then follows the Blues' final two fixtures in the Women's Super League - away at Tottenham before finishing their...

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Hayes hails below-best Blues in title decider

Chelsea remained in charge of their own destiny after holding Manchester City to a 2-2 draw to stay two points clear at the top of the Women's Super League with two games to play.

Victory for City would have seen the sides swap places at the top going into the final weeks of the season but the Blues were able to control the match, despite not being anywhere near their best.

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Northern Ireland qualify for first major finals following Euro 2022 play-off victory

Marissa Callaghan and Nadene Caldwell were the scorers in a 2-0 victory against Ukraine which ensured Northern Ireland reached their first-ever major football finals by qualifying for Euro 2022 in England.

The result at Seaview meant an overall 4-1 victory over the Ukrainians to progress through the play-offs. The women's team was only reformed in 2004 and players mostly represent...

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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...