Amber Barratt in action for Ireland against Greece in March. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Needing a win against the second ranked team in the world, who have scored 37 goals and conceded none in their six group games so far, would suggest t(...)

Dzsenifer Marozsan of Germany celebrates scoring her team’s second goal against Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Germany 3 Ireland 0 Germany got the job done in the first half against the Republic of Ireland to grasp top spot in the women’s European Championship(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw is unhappy that her German counterpart announced that four players will not travel for the game in Montenegro. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw has criticised her German counterpart Martina Voss-Tecklenburg for announcing in the run-up to Saturday’s Europe(...)

Sweden’s forward Stina Blackstenius is congratulated by team-mates after scoring her side’s second goal in the World Cup quarter-final against Germany at Roazhon Park in Rennes. Photograph:  Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden 2 Germany 1 Sweden pulled off a shock 2-1 victory over Germany in Rennes to reach the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup and a meeting with (...)

 Sara Daebritz  celebrates with German team-mate Melanie Leupolz after scoring her team’s second goal during the  Women’s World Cup  Round of 16 match against  Nigeria at Stade des Alpes in Grenoble. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

Germany 3 Nigeria 0 Double champions Germany, inspired by skipper Alexandra Popp, continued their unbeaten run at the women’s World Cup by beating Ni(...)

The USA players celebrate their victory over Japan in the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2015 at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. Photograph: Franck Fife/Getty Images

United States World ranking: 1 World Cup record: They’ve appeared in all seven World Cup finals and have never finished outside the medals, winning (...)

Carli Lloyd’s penalty set the USA on their way to a 2-0 win over Germany in their Women’s World Cup semi-final. Photograph: Epa

The United States reached the Women’s World Cup final with a 2-0 victory over fellow international powerhouse Germany in Montreal. A penalty in the 68(...)