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Fifa dragging its feet in Afghan sex abuse scandal, says coach

Afghanistan's women's football team was formed in 2010 but some conservative-minded Afghans still oppose women playing sports.

Fifa approves expansion of women’s World Cup to 32 teams in...

The expansion will mean it will now be on par with the men's tournament which has had 32 teams since 1998.

Ellis to step down as head coach of US women’s team

'It has been an amazing ride,' says Ellis, who adds that she wanted to spend extra time with her family after more than 5 years at the helm of the team.

Santos women’s team sleep in hotel lobby ahead of match

An error with the hotel reservations forces the team to spend part of the night in the lobby until alternative accommodation was found at around 1.00am local time.

Women’s World Cup final draws 14.3 mil US viewers, but misses...

More than 14 million Americans watched on television as the US women's football team clinched their fourth World Cup title, but the TV audience fails to break records.

USWNT to be honoured with New York parade

The United States women’s national team will be honoured with a parade in New York City.

Investment the key for future Dutch success, says World Cup coach

The future of the Netherlands women's football team looks bright – as long as investment continues in the game.

Trump praises US on World Cup success after row with captain

President Donald Trump joins the chorus of praise for the US women's football team in the wake of their World Cup triumph just days after a spat with the captain.

Rapinoe and Lavelle give US fourth World Cup title

The US win their fourth women's World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands.

Netherlands ‘love’ underdog status in World Cup final, says van de...

The Netherlands are relishing their underdog status ahead of the women's World Cup final against the US, according to Dutch midfielder Danielle van de Donk.

Women’s World Cup brings back memories for ‘Lost Lionesses’

The first Lionesses recount their struggles back when women’s football was not supported as well as today.

‘Uniquely American’ Rapinoe unfazed by Trump spat

United States attacker Megan Rapinoe describes herself as 'uniquely American' after being blasted by President Donald Trump for her planned White House boycott.

Morgan delight after stepping up for USA in Rapinoe’s absence

Alex Morgan steps up on the big occasion with the winning goal against England to take the United States through to the final of another women's World Cup.

US reach World Cup final with dramatic win over England

Defending champions United States reach the women's World Cup final for the fifth time following a 2-1 win over England.

Italy coach urges government action to improve women’s game

Italy coach Milena Bertolini issues a plea for the country's political leaders to respond to the team's success at the women's World Cup by introducing changes to bring about full professionalism.

US World Cup star Rapinoe accepts House invite after snubbing Trump

US women's football captain Megan Rapinoe accepts an invitation from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to visit the House of Representatives, just days after bluntly refusing a similar offer from Trump.

Sweden upset Germany to reach World Cup semis

Sweden end Germany's hopes of a third women's World Cup win, coming from behind for a surprise 2-1 quarter-final victory.

Dutch head into World Cup semis after 2-0 win over Italy

Vivianne Miedema and Stefanie van der Gragt, helps Netherlands brace into the World Cup semis by defeating Italy at 2-0 today.

Rapinoe double takes US past France into semi-finals

Megan Rapinoe strikes twice as the United States beat hosts France 2-1 in the women's World Cup quarterfinals, setting up a last-four clash with England.

Italy beat China 2-0 to continue dream World Cup return

Italy beat China 2-0, qualifying them for the quarter-finals of the women's World Cup and continuing their dream return to the tournament after a 20-year absence.

Martens sends Netherlands through to maiden quarterfinals

The Netherlands reach the women's World Cup quarterfinals thanks to a last-gasp penalty by Lieke Martens, earning them a 2-1 victory over Japan.

Henry sends France into last eight after extra-time win over Brazil

Hosts France scrapes into the women's World Cup quarterfinals with a 2-1 win against Brazil after extra time, setting up a likely clash with holders the United States.

Centurion Popp leads Germany into World Cup quarter-finals

Double champions Germany, inspired by skipper Alexandra Popp, continue their unbeaten run at the women’s World Cup by beating Nigeria 3-0, qualifying them for the quarter-finals.

Norway sink Australia in shootout to reach last eight

Norway beat Australia 4-1 on penalties to reach the women's World Cup quarter-finals following a 1-1 draw after extra time.