women's world cup


FIFA World Cup records that could be broken

Ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, Action Network has collected all of the potential records that could be broken at this year's World Cup.

Marta (Brazil) could extend her record for the most individual goals scored, Hege Riise (Norway) could become the first person to win as a coach in Women's World Cup after winning player of the year, Casey Phair (South Korea) will most...

Sally Freedman book

Get them out for the lads

A fascinating memoir offering readers an intimate look into the triumphs and challenges experienced sports executive Sally Freedman encountered whilst working in the male-dominated world of football.

Ahead of the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Sally Freedman's "Get Your Tits Out for the Lads" takes readers on an extraordinary journey through the masculine and...

Leah Williamson mural

Williamson worry after Manchester United win

It was a night of drama and concern in the Women’s Super League, as Manchester United took a big step toward the title but England captain Leah Williamson limped off with a worrying injury.

The game with title challengers Arsenal was decided by an Alessio Russo strike on the stroke of half-time, calmly converting a lovely cutback from Nikita Parris.

The victory moved United...


World Cup fever in both codes of rugby

The excitement is building for the Rugby World Cup Final between England and New Zealand.

While the rugby world will turn its attention to this epic showdown at Auckland’s iconic Eden Park on Saturday morning, kick-off 6.30am, England’s Rugby League counterparts provided a fine blueprint for what is required on Wednesday night.

Playing against a robust Papua New Guinea side...


England's World Cup warm-up squad

Head coach Simon Middleton has named an updated 35-player England Women’s squad ahead of this weekend’s Test match against USA in Exeter. The Red Roses will play the Eagles at Sandy Park Stadium on Saturday, September 3 (KO 3pm) in their first of two Summer Nations Series matches. Middleton’s side have been training at Pennyhill Park throughout August and meet up in Exeter today to fine-tune...

Women's football, women's sport, Australia

Women's World Cup awarded to Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand survived a stronger than expected challenge from Colombia to be awarded the right to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Following the withdrawal of Brazil and Japan, the joint southern hemisphere bid was the clear favourite having scored highly in the technical reports.

But there was surprise support for Colombia from the Football Association and...

Brazil, World Cup, Women's World Cup, Women's Football

Brazil withdraw from 2023 Women's World Cup race

Brazil have withdrawn their bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

The country, which staged the men's tournament in 2016, will instead support the bid of fellow South Americans, Colombia.

Japan and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand are the other contenders. FIFA will make a final decision on who will host the tournament on 25 June.

The Brazilian Football...