Emma Hayes takes emotion out of Chelsea farewell with title up for grabs


Manager determined to depart on a high while Manchester City aim to spoil leaving party on what could be a dramatic final day Emma Hayes is not having to work hard to keep emotions in check as she prepares for her final game as Chelsea manager – Saturday’s mouthwatering match-up with Manchester United at Old […]

Brighton’s Katie Robinson: ‘Playing with and against boys made me tougher’


The forward on growing up fast in Bristol, her surprised delight at World Cup call and the lure of new challenges The Brighton forward Katie Robinson has had a big 12 months, but it has not always been straightforward. There was the high of making Sarina Wiegman’s England squad for the World Cup in Australia and […]

Fifa criticised for lack of mandatory rest periods in new women’s calendar


Governing body announces new schedule from 2026 Schedule has five windows but same amount games in Europe Fifa has announced a new four-year women’s international match calendar that will come in from 2026 but faces criticism for not including mandatory rest periods and for undermining domestic leagues. The new international match calendar, which the global […]

‘Very challenging’: Wiegman laments schedule for England’s Euro qualifiers


Lionesses play competitive fixtures in late-May, June and July Millie Bright returns and Aggie Beever-Jones gets first call-up Sarina Wiegman said navigating preparations for England’s Euro 2025 qualifiers in June and July had been “very challenging”, with the ­competitive fixtures scheduled for the summer break between seasons. The manager has named a 24-player squad, including ­Chelsea’s […]

‘Massive final vibes’: United and Spurs fans eye Women’s FA Cup history


We speak to supporters of the two WSL sides chasing a first major trophy in an unexpected Wembley showdown A new name will be written on the Women’s FA Cup final trophy on Sunday, when Manchester United take on Tottenham at a sold-out Wembley, and the impact of both clubs reaching a final, let alone […]

Mum’s viral message inspires Sophie Dennington before FA Cup final duty


Facebook post about daughter’s struggle with dyslexia showed one of Sunday’s assistant referees at Wembley she is not alone When Sunday’s Women’s FA Cup final assistant referee Sophie Dennington heard her phone pinging while she was in a strength and conditioning session, she was curious but ignored it. Once finished, she saw three missed calls […]

Manchester City told to ‘fight to the end’ despite WSL title rivals Chelsea faltering


Four points from final two games would clinch title for City Manager Gareth Taylor warns against complacency Gareth Taylor has played down the impact of Chelsea’s shock 4-3 loss to Liverpool on Wednesday, which gave his Manchester City side a firm advantage in the Women’s Super League title race. “It’s changed nothing,” he inson Fridayisted […]