women's football

"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 mentality.

"That's what we are planning for. If you dream big, even better to achieve it. I...

Liverpool, Everton, football, women's football

Liverpool players accuse club of undermining their mental health

Liverpool players Kirsty Linnett and Becky Jane have revealed they have left the club after having contract offers withdrawn without consultation.

Linnett published a statement on Twitter, saying: "After three years at Liverpool, my time has sadly come to an end.

"It would have been nice if someone from the club had the decency to tell me they were retracting the contract...

Football, women's football, women's sport

UEFA target record crowds as Euro 2022 venues and schedule announced

UEFA and the Football Association are set to smash the attendance record for the Women's European Championship when Euro 2022 is held in England next year.

More than 700,000 tickets have been made available and even if only half of those are sold, it will still eclipse the 240,045 who attended the 2017 tournament in the Netherlands.

The FA also hope the final at Wembley...

Football, women's football, women's sport

FA Cup review: Stoney loses last game at United as Arsenal knock nine past Palace

Manchester United were knocked out of the Women's FA Cup as head coach Casey Stoney departed with defeat in her final game in charge.

Women's Championship winners Leicester beat United 3-2 with Stoney having confirmed earlier in the week the tie would be her last following four years at the club.

"I am very proud of what we've built," said the former England defender....

Chelsea, women's football, football,

Hayes hurt by Barca defeat in front of Chelsea owner

Chelsea head coach Emma Hayes told Roman Abramovich her team would return to the Champions League final following a chastening 4-0 defeat to Barcelona.

The club owner had flown in to Gothenburg to watch his side attempt to claim a first European title.

"The girls were very quick to tell him that we will be back here," Hayes said.

"We'll work hard on the training...

Women, women's football, summer sport

Chelsea blown away by Barcelona in Champions League final

A first-half blitz by Barcelona ended Chelsea's dreams of European glory as well as the opportunity to claim four trophies in one year. The Blues were a goal down within the opening minute of the Champions League final in Gothenburg.

It was 3-0 inside 20 minutes and 4-0 before half-time. That was the end of the scoring but the Women's Super League champions failed to find a foothold...

Manchester United, women's football, women's sport

Casey Stoney stands down as Manchester United head coach

Casey Stoney will leave her role as head coach of Manchester United following the club's FA Cup tie against Leicester City on Sunday.

The former England star took United into the Women's Super League following their promotion in 2019 and led them to fourth-placed finishes in both their top-flight campaigns to date.

The club managed to attract stellar names this season, such...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Women's Super League review: Bristol City relegated, Arsenal return to the Champions League

With the title, relegation and (in theory, if not necessarily reality) the final Champions League qualifying position all to be decided, it was always going to be a dramatic final day of the Women's Super League season.

Manchester City's title hopes were extinguished by Chelsea's 5-0 demolition of Reading, although a 1-0 vitory against West Ham meant that City finished their campaign...

Chelsea, women's football, football,

Champions Chelsea celebrate in style

An emphatic 5-0 victory over Reading was enough for Chelsea to seal back-to-back Women's Super League titles for the first time, with the satisfaction of winning the league on the pitch following last season's point-per-game curtailment.

Although the fixture was too soon to see the return of fans inside Kingsmeadow, a large group gathered outside the ground to join in the...

Football, women's football, women's sport

On the verge: Chelsea close in on Women's Super League title

A 2-0 victory against Tottenham, just four days after qualifying for the Champions League final, has left Chelsea in charge of their own destiny going into the final weekend of the Women's Super League season.

Sam Kerr scored both goals as the Blues move back above Manchester City to the top of the table with a two-point buffer between them. That means Chelsea need to beat Reading at...