Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, who was voted World Player of the Year, at the Fifa awards ceremony in  Munich, Germany. Photograph: /Marco Donato-FC Bayern/Pool via Getty Images

Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski was named Fifa men’s player of 2020 on Thursday, beating off competition from last year’s winner Lionel Messi(...)

Ada Hegerberg is determined that the health crisis should not interrupt the fragile development of women’s football. File photograph: Getty Images

Ada Hegerberg felt something happen to her left knee while training, but she didn’t know what it was. “It just snapped,” the striker said of the injur(...)

 Megan Rapinoe (right)  of the USA celebrates with her team-mate Kelly O’Hara  after scoring her second goal  in the  Women’s World Cup quarter-final against France  at the Parc des Princes. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

France 1 USA 2 It was fitting that Megan Rapinoe, the focus of unwanted presidential attentions before the game, was the player to power the US into (...)

Olympique Lyon’s Ada Hegerberg celebrates scoring their fourth goal to complete her hat-trick in the  Women’s Champions League final against Barcelona at the  Ferencvaros Stadium in  Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Olympique Lyon 4 Barcelona 1 Norwegian Ada Hegerberg fired Olympique Lyon to their fourth straight Women’s Champions League title with a first-half h(...)