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Arsenal and Chelsea’s road to the 2018 SSE Women’s FA Cup Final

April 25, 2018 in News, SSE Women's FA Cup

2016 SSE Women's FA Cup Final, Arsenal v Chelsea

Arsenal and Chelsea’s road to the 2018 SSE Women’s FA Cup Final.

On Saturday 5 May 2018, Arsenal and Chelsea will walk out in front of an expected large crowd at Wembley Stadium for the showcase event of English domestic football, The SSE Women’s FA Cup Final.

Lets take a quick look back at how these two teams booked their place into the 2018 Final. Will Chelsea get their revenge over Arsenal who beat them in the 2016 Final at Wembley, or will Arsenal achieve a massive 15th title? We are so close to finding out… Make sure you don’t miss it, book your tickets to the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final! Read the rest of this entry →

Verónica Boquete: “I took this as an opportunity to be an important player again, to return to my highest level”

March 14, 2018 in Blogs, Interviews, News

Verónica Boquete Interview on Women's Soccer United

Verónica Boquete Interview on Women’s Soccer United

Verónica Boquete: “I took this as an opportunity to be an important player again, to return to my highest level”

One of the most recognisable names in the game today, Verónica Boquete took time out of her busy schedule to answer questions about her new club Beijing BG Pheonix, thoughts on the new challenge in China, her view on the Spanish WNT as well as the game in general.

The last time we spoke to Vero for an interview was back in 2014, how time flies! At that time, the talented midfielder was playing for the German Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga club, 1.FFC Frankfurt, and was part of the historic Spanish team who qualified for their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup. From what I learned from Vero’s answers and from my own opinion watching her play, it is no surprise to me that she has spent the last fours years experiencing even more football milestones and achievements.

Catching up today, what impresses me is that the passion and determination is clearly still within her, even with some career set-backs such as a recent lack of playing time at PSG and exclusion from the Spanish WNT, which Vero tells me in her interview below that she knows her time in the NT is over and that the doors are currently closed, which she has made peace with, Vero continues to seek opportunities to get the best out of her football career, overcome new, exciting challenges and be able to just continue to do what she loves, simply play football.

The Spanish legend has a very exciting challenge ahead of her having signed for Chinese club, Beijing BG Pheonix Women’s Football Club, in an exclusive interview for Women’s Soccer United, Vero gives us a fascinating insight into her move to China, her first impressions, introduction to her team-mates, her expectations and much more. Read the rest of this entry →

Francisco Neto names Portugal squad to compete at the Algarve Cup 2018

February 19, 2018 in Algarve Cup, News

Francisco Neto

Francisco Neto names Portugal squad to compete at the Algarve Cup 2018.

Portugal women’s national team head coach Francisco Neto has called 23 players for the 2018 Algarve Cup that will run between February 28 and March 7.

Hosts of the prestigious Algarve Cup has announced its squad for the 25th edition of the competition, which will take place in Portugal from February 28 to March 7.

Portugal is in Group A, alongside Australia, Norway and China. It will be an opportunity for the team to prepare for their qualification for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will continue on April 10, against Belgium. Read the rest of this entry →

Australia Westfield Matildas to play Thailand in an international friendly in Perth

February 14, 2018 in International Fixtures, News

Australia

Australia Westfield Matildas to play Thailand in an international friendly in Perth.

Australia women’s national football team will play their first ever match in Perth next month when they take on Thailand as part of their preparations for the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan.

Perth’s nib Stadium will play host to the Australia Westfield Matildas’ farewell friendly against Thailand on Monday 26 March 2018. The match will be shown live on FOX SPORTS and SBS VICELAND. Read the rest of this entry →

Peter Gerhardsson names Sweden squad to take part in the Algarve Cup 2018

February 13, 2018 in Algarve Cup, News

Sofia Jakobsson

Peter Gerhardsson names Sweden squad to take part in the Algarve Cup 2018

Sweden women’s national team head coach Peter Gerhardsson has named his squad to participate in the 2018 Algarve Cup.

Sweden are in Group B alongside Canada, Korea Republic and Russia. Their opening match is against Canada on 28 February at Estádio Municipal da Bela Vista, Parchal. Take a look at the 2018 Algarve Cup schedule.

Sweden beat Russia in the play-off match to claim a 7th place finish at last year’s edition of this tournament. Read the rest of this entry →

Live Match Updates: France v Italy | International Friendly (20 January 2018)

January 20, 2018 in International Fixtures, Live, News

Live Match Updates: France v Italy | International Friendly (20 January 2018)

Live Match Updates: France v Italy | International Friendly (20 January 2018)

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup hosts, France face Italy in an International friendly match tonight!

The match will take place at the Orange Vélodrome in Marseille at 21:00 local time. Read the rest of this entry →

“There’s not enough interest in women’s football…” They said

August 8, 2017 in Blogs, EURO 2017, Euro2017, News

Netherlands celebrate UEFA Women's Euro 2017

“There’s not enough interest in women’s football…” They said

How proud am I to write about an historic European Women’s Championship, both on and off the pitch, with record stadium crowds, millions more TV viewers and a nation that is truly celebrating in style.

I have lost count the amount of times I have had to listen to the words “There is just not enough interest in women’s football” – and I would work tirelessly to highlight that there is in face a HUGE global demand for women’s football, if only the constant barriers that surround are sport be removed, if only our sport was made more available to watch on a regular basis and you will see that the result will be exactly what we have witnessed in the Netherlands and more… Read the rest of this entry →

Sanne Troelsgaard: “FC Rosengård has always been sort of a dream club for me”

March 10, 2017 in Interviews, News

Sanne Troelsgaard
Photo: Cliff Rice

Sanne Troelsgaard interview on Women’s Soccer United

Sanne Troelsgaard: “FC Rosengård has always been sort of a dream club for me”

Fantastic opportunities ahead for Sanne Troelsgaard who recently signed to FC Rosengård from KoldingQ.

A move that will allow the opportunity for the Danish international to focus even more on her football career.

Among Troelsgaard’s many attributes is her precision in front of goal, Sanne has been a regular nominee and two-times winner of goal of the month, with her spectacular finishes.

Danish international Sanne Troelsgaard has just won bronze with her country at the 2017 Algarve Cup after beating Australia on penalties in the 3rd/4th Place Playoff match. The popular friendly tournament featuring some of the top women’s football teams in the world was used as part of preparations for this summer’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Championship.

Sanne Troelsgaard kindly took time out of her busy schedule to chat exclusively to Women’s Soccer United about her recent move to the top Swedish club, FC Rosengård. Read the rest of this entry →

Ashley Lawrence: “I could not pass up the opportunity to join one of the top European clubs”

January 17, 2017 in Interviews, News

Ashley Lawrence Interview on Women’s Soccer United

Ashley Lawrence Interview on Women’s Soccer United.

Ashley Lawrence: “I could not pass up the opportunity to join one of the top European clubs”

At just 21 years-old, Canadian international Ashley Lawrence already has one of the most impressive football careers behind her and the ambitious midfielder is only just getting started!

It was a great privilege to get to know one of the most promising young talents in women’s football today and to explore her incredible career to date in more detail. Lawrence’s achievements so far within the sport include appearances at all the major tournaments from youth to senior level, including winning Bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. At club level, Lawrence has recently made the move to one of the biggest teams ion Europe, PSG, where she is set to make appearances in the prestigious UEFA Women’s Champions League and has already played in the Coupe de France Femenine. Fuelled with talent and the drive to make herself the best she can be, she certainly is one to watch.

In an exclusive interview with Women’s Soccer United, Ashley Lawrence discussed her recent move to the top European club Paris Saint-Germain, her experiences representing her country including what it was like to play a World Cup on home soil and Canada’s Algarve Cup 2017 hopes. Read the rest of this entry →

Laura Coombs: It was such an historic day for women’s football in England and for Chelsea Ladies

August 27, 2015 in Interviews, News

 

Laura Coombs interview

At only 23 years old, Laura Coombs is already considered as one of the best midfielders in the women’s league and a key player for the FA Women’s Cup Champions, Chelsea Ladies.

Laura Coombs is one of the most exciting and promising young names in English women’s football having enjoyed success playing international football at youth level, her ambition is to progress into the England senior side. Coombs is a key part of the Chelsea Ladies set-up, she displays great composure on the ball, high levels of skill and brilliant vision.

In an interview with Women’s Soccer United, the intelligent midfielder discusses being a part of the historic FA Cup winning day with Chelsea Ladies, her international ambitions, the growth of women’s football in England and her hopes for the rest of the season. Read the rest of this entry →