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England Women face World Cup winners USA in the spring

England Women face World Cup winners USA in the spring

  England Women will take on World Cup winners USA in the spring when they face FIFA’s top three top ranked teams. Mark Sampson’s side will also play European champions Germany followed by France when they take part in the new SheBelieves Cup in their first matches of 2016. The tournament opener against the hosts in Tampa on Thursday March …

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Carli Lloyd wins FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year

Carli Lloyd wins FIFA Women's World Player of the Year

It took 16 minutes for Carli Lloyd to deliver a long-overdue Women’s World Cup title for the U.S. women’s national soccer team this summer in Canada. But Lloyd had a message for everyone after she was named the 2015 Women’s World Player of the Year award Monday in Zurich. […] Click here to view original web page at www.foxsports.com

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England women arrive to heroines’ welcome on return to UK | Football News | Sky Sports

England’s women footballers have returned to the UK after achieving the best-placed finish by a national team at a World Cup since the men’s side won on home soil in 1966. The Lionesses were met by fans when they landed at Heathrow after finishing third in Canada with their first-ever victory over the world’s No 1 side Germany in the …

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BBC Sport – Women’s World Cup 2015: England deserve win – Mark Sampson

England boss Mark Sampson praises his “awesome” players after they defeat Germany 1-0 to clinch bronze and finish third at the 2015 Women’s #World Cup. Fara Williams’ extra-time penalty ensured England beat Germany for the first time in 31 years and put a positive spin on their campaign after the cruel semi-final loss to Japan. Williams says the Lionesses gave …

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England Women’s coach Mark Sampson backs Laura Bassett | Football News | Sky Sports

Holders Japan progressed to Sunday’s deciding match with the USA – just as they did in Germany four years ago – with a 2-1 win in Edmonton on Wednesday. After the teams traded goals from the penalty spot, despite there being strong cases for neither kick to have been awarded, it seemed as if the match was heading for extra-time. …

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BBC Sport – Women’s World Cup: Will England run bring lasting change?

England captain Steph Houghton described the #World Cup semi-final against Japan in Edmonton as the biggest game in the history of the nation’s women’s team – but has the past fortnight already altered the landscape of the sport forever? As England’s Lionesses have made their way through the tournament in Canada, from the disappointment of the opening defeat against France …

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FIFA Women’s World Cup: England coach optimistic keeper will recover – CBC Sports – Soccer

##England goalkeeper #Karen Bardsley, left,being checked by teammate Steph Houghtin, was forced out of the England-Canada quarter-final game by an eye inflammation but is expected to be o.k. for Wednesday’s semifinal. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press) England coach Mark Sampson is optimistic goalkeeper Karen Bardsley will recover from a mystery eye problem in time for the Women’s World Cup semi-final against …

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Lionesses’ achievement might net more money for the women’s game – Comment – Voices – The Independent

It’s all about timing. With exquisite precision, Bend It Like Beckham has scorched into the West End, scoring five-star reviews with its feel-good story about girls playing football. And lo!, back in the real world, England’s “Lionesses” triumphed over Women’s World Cup hosts Canada 2-1 to reach the semi-finals of the tournament for the very first time with a universally …

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Teamwork makes the dream work | News | SportsWomen | Sky Sports

Faye White hopes England can beat a higher ranked team in a knockout tie for the first time in their history to progress to the final of the Women’s World Cup Former England women’s captain Faye White believes England’s ability to utilise the full squad has played a huge part in their run to the World Cup semi-finals. Head coach …

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Lucy Bronze’s great goal at the World Cup is why women’s sport is worth watching – International – Football – The Independent

What a waste of court space. You know these are the secret thoughts of the Sports Illustrated editor, Andy Ben-oit (specialist subject NFL), because they are no longer secret. He tweeted them. Precisely: “Women’s sport in general not worth watching.” He then tweeted: “My sincere apologies for last night’s senseless tweeting” followed by an even more grovelling apology when reminded …

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