USA lean on mental toughness to top Spain

Jill Ellis praises USA players for self-belief in win over La Roja We look at why the mental game is important to USA Christen Press and Rose Lavelle use meditation By Erin Fish with USA One aspect of the beautiful game that goes largely unnoticed is one of the single most important

Performance coach Dawn Scott keys USA success behind the scenes

USA’s “secret to everything” is performance coach Dawn Scott Scott is responsible for everything from hydration through to recovery Says she is lucky to work with a team who “still want to get better” Success at a FIFA Women’s World Cup™ is never just about 23 players that make up a squad,

Germany cruise through as Matildas pay the penalty

Germany cruise to the quarter-finals by putting three past Nigeria Norway beat Australia on penalties Reaction and more: #GERNGA and #NORAUS Live Blogs Germany and Norway are the first teams through to the FIFA Women's World Cup™ quarter-finals after qualifying in very different circumstances. The Germans advanced with a degree of comfort,

Dutch, USA on top as African duo advance

Cameroon and Nigeria qualify on a dramatic final day of group phase action USA and the Netherlands top their groups with wins over Sweden and Canada Reaction and more: #NEDCAN, #CMRNZL, #SWEUSA and #THACHI Live Blogs The group stage is over at France 2019 and the last-16 picture is complete. The Netherlands

England on top, Argentina give themselves hope

England see off Japan to top Group D Three late goals see Argentina split points with Scotland Reaction and more: #JPNENG & #SCOARG Live Blogs There was no shortage of drama to close out Group D at the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ on Wednesday night, particularly at the Parc des

France, Germany on top as Spain and China squeeze through

Germany win again; draw enough for Spain and China PR Renard penalty sinks Nigeria, while Norway secure second Reaction and more: #CHNESP, #RSAGER, #NGAFRA & #KORNOR Live Blogs The last-16 picture continues to take shape at France 2019, with China PR, Spain and Norway the latest teams to confirm their spots in

Ellis: Rotation is part of the big-picture plan

• Jill Ellis made seven changes to USA’s starting XI• After two matches, Ellis has used all her outfield players• The US coach explains the benefits of rotating her squad By Erin Fish with USA After scoring ten of the 13 USA goals in their FIFA Women’s World Cup™

Oranje and Canucks stay perfect to progress

FIFA Women's World Cup 2019™ 15 Jun 2019 © Getty Images Netherlands and Canada reach last 16 Cameroon and New Zealand set to battle out for Group E's third place Reaction and more: #NEDCMR and #CANNZL Live Blogs A pair of reasonably