UK Women’s Football

Breaking down England’s 11-minute masterclass of time-wasting that won Euro 2022

Taking it to the corner is time-wasting at its best, and this was an absolute masterclass from Sarina Wiegman’s side — particularly Chloe Kelly and Ella Toone. And they only took it to the right-hand corner. But it wasn’t just those two who helped England wind down the clock after Kelly gave them a 2-1 …

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England hero Chloe Kelly: An iconic celebration and the perfect blend of fire and ice

“It is one of the only times in the women’s game I’ve seen a training-ground bust-up,” Willie Kirk, who coached Chloe Kelly at Everton, tells The Athletic after the 2022 European Championship final. “It was two players just desperate to win, going hard into a real meaty challenge and a little bit of afters. Chloe …

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Sarina Wiegman proved herself a great football manager in the way she won Euro 2022

Sarina Wiegman now belongs in the pantheon of great football managers. If that sounds like a knee-jerk reaction after England’s victory last night, it’s worth considering that no one has ever won two European Championships — or World Cups, for that matter — with different nations in either the women’s or men’s game. Wiegman was …

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Euro 2022 vs Euro 2017 is a different ball game: England pass completion is up 20%

Across almost every aspect of Euro 2022, the numbers are up dramatically from Euro 2017: higher prize money, higher attendances and higher viewing figures. But what has perhaps been overlooked so far is the rise in the quality of football. Over the last half-decade, the women’s game has improved considerably — and England has represented …

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Do nations with greater gender equality have better women’s football teams?

The 2022 Women’s European Championship starts this week in England. It will be the biggest women’s Euros in terms of media coverage and television viewing — although it still remains difficult to consider this a truly pan-European event. UEFA’s decision to exclude Russia after the invasion of Ukraine opened the door for Portugal (who Russia …

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Do nations with greater gender equality have better women’s football teams?

The 2022 Women’s European Championship starts this week in England. It will be the biggest women’s Euros in terms of media coverage and television viewing — although it still remains difficult to consider this a truly pan-European event. UEFA’s decision to exclude Russia after the invasion of Ukraine opened the door for Portugal (who Russia …

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