Women's football

Women's football

Japan bid to topple USA

USA v Jaapan Women's World Cup final Frankfurt, 7.45pm tomorrow Live on BBC3 and Eurosport

England's women footballers too good for Japan

ELLEN White scored a superb goal as England beat a below-par Japan 2-0 in the Women's World Cup yesterday to finish top of Group B and set up a quarter-final against either France or hosts and defending champions Germany.

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Women's Football World Cup: England held in opener

ENGLAND were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by Mexico in their opening game of the Women's World Cup at Wolfsburg's Volkswagen Arena yesterday.

Scotland women beat England

KIM Little marked her 50th appearance for Scotland with the opening goal in an impressive 2-0 win over England in Nicosia.

Gina Davidson: Not enough cracks in the glass ceiling

Sexist football pundits will surprise no-one, but the problem is widespread in other walks of life, says Gina Davidson

Hibs to the four in new Scots squad

SCOTLAND football coach Anna Signeul has four Hibs players in her squad for the final two Women's World Cup qualifiers.

Dowie the golden girl as Everton win FA Cup

NATASHA Dowie ensured a day of mixed fortunes in her family when she scored a dramatic extra-time winner as Everton beat Arsenal 3-2 in a thrilling FA Women's Cup final.

Fleeting scores four as Scotland's World Cup qualifying run continues

SCOTLAND Women defeated Bulgaria 8-1 last night at the Falkirk Stadium to continue their great run in the World Cup qualifying campaign with four wins out of four.

Scots women buoyed by addition of baby Fleeting to the squad

THERE'S a new face in the Scotland women's football squad and, like policewomen, these girls are getting younger and younger. This one, indeed, is barely over eight months old.

Women in World Cup hunt after seeing off Georgia

SCOTLAND made heavy weather of beating Georgia 3-1 in their women's 2011 World Cup qualifying match at Tynecastle last night, but stayed hot on the heels of Group 3 favourites Denmark with a second win in five days.

Mum's the word as Julie Fleeting returns to action with Arsenal

JULIE Fleeting hopes to follow in the footsteps of Catriona Matthew and Kim Clijsters as the new mother prepares to return to competitive action for Arsenal Ladies this weekend.

Lure of Arsenal favours Grant in football couple's tug of love

ARSENAL striker Suzanne Grant is desperate for her professional footballer boyfriend to join her in London. And, unusually perhaps, she now boasts the greater bargaining power in this tug of love having scored the goal which clinched a sixth successive title for her club on Sunday.

Scot Little hits big time with winning goal in FA Cup final

KIM Little, the former Hibernian player from Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, was Arsenal's teenage heroine yesterday when she scored the winning goal in the women's FA Cup final.

The beautiful game

WHAT is the world's fastest growing sport? Extreme ironing? Finnish wife-carrying? Fred Goodwin-baiting? No, it is in fact women's football. According to Fifa, "Women's football is a sleeping giant about to explode."

US scores as Dieke to go stateside

HER footballing talent was first spotted on the streets of Cumbernauld, as an eight-year-old having a kickabout with her brother.

Heartbreak for women as they win, but go out

SCOTLAND Women's brave effort to qualify for the Uefa European finals in Finland next year ended the same way as many of the men's national campaigns has – in glorious failure, after claiming a 2-1 win in the second leg.

Scots women's football on the rise despite galling loss in biggest match

THERE was something typically Scottish about the manner in which our thriving women's football team squandered a position of strength to end up losing the biggest game in their history yesterday.

Tynecastle to host Scotland women's Euro 2009 playoff

TYNECASTLE will host Scotland Women's crunch Euro 2009 play-off first leg against Russia on Sunday, October 26 (kick-off 3pm).

SFA drive to keep women on side

SCOTTISH football's governing body has launched a major project to encourage top women players to stay in the country.

Jambo Gemma glad to be green

FOR most Hearts fans, the past season has been one to forget, but 14-year-old Jambo Gemma Bartie has found solace in pulling on the green of arch-rivals Hibs.

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