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The 2019 Women’s World Cup, Group D: Auld Enemies

The 2019 Women’s World Cup, Group D: Auld Enemies

It runs deep, does this. And for those of us who grew up during the 1980s, deep doesn't necessarily have to mean good. It seems odd to criticise the women's game at any time, but especially during the build-up to an England vs Scotland match....

The 2019 Women’s World Cup, Group B: Fine Margins

The 2019 Women’s World Cup, Group B: Fine Margins

Germany 1-0 ChinaWell, that was tighter than Germany probably either expected or wanted. It took a sixty-sixth minute goal from Giulia Gwinn to eventually edge this match, for much of which they were frustrated by resilient - and occasionally desperate -...

Justin Edinburgh

Justin Edinburgh

The obvious thing to do is to leap straight into the football career, as though that in itself should be enough to justify a lifetime. And in the case of Justin Edinburgh, who died yesterday at the tragically young age of forty-nine, it was a...

The 2019 Women’s World Cup, Group A: France & Norway Too Strong

The 2019 Women’s World Cup, Group A: France & Norway Too Strong

France 4-0 South KoreaLa Marseillaise is a piece of music that does things to you. Regardless of political orientation, it has the power to sound like a hairdryer being held in your face and switched to full power. On Friday night in Paris, the world was...

The Nations League Semi-Finals: England Get What It Deserves

The Nations League Semi-Finals: England Get What It Deserves

Perhaps semi-finals are going to become the new quarter-finals, then. At the end of forty-eight hours that have embarrassed England both on and off the pitch, Portugal will play the Netherlands in the final of the Nations League, whilst England...

The FIFA Under-20s World Cup: The Story So Far

The FIFA Under-20s World Cup: The Story So Far

They're already up to the quarter-finals of this year's FIFA Under-20 World Cup. Here's Mark Murphy with an update on where it's got to so far.The group stageWhat’s wrong with Honduras youth football? After their 3-0 defeat to Fiji in 2015’s Under 20s...

The 2019 Women’s World Cup: The Great Ada Hegerberg Mystery

The 2019 Women’s World Cup: The Great Ada Hegerberg Mystery

If there's one story that has seeped into the public consciousness in the build-up to the 2019 Women's World Cup finals in France it's been that of Ada Hegerberg, arguably the finest female footballer on the planet, and her absence from a Norwegian team...

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