Phil Neville is to step down as head coach of England Women with immediate effect. File photograph: PA

Phil Neville has been appointed as the head coach of Inter Miami, leaving his role as England women’s team manager early and throwing the Football Ass(...)

 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(...)

 Netherlands’ Danielle van de Donk, right, in action with Sweden’s Hanna Glas during the semi-final clash in Lyon. “We are European champions, not just anyone.” Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Fifa president Gianni Infantino wants to expand the women’s World Cup to 32 teams from 24 for the next edition in 2023, he said on Friday. Ahead of(...)

Jackie Groenen of the Netherlands scores her team’s winner against Sweden. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Netherlands 1 Sweden 0 (after extra time) New Manchester United signing Jackie Groenen ensured the Netherlands finally got the better of an excellent(...)

Netherlands’ Stefanie van der Gragt celebrates scoring their second goal with team-mates during the Women’s World Cup quarter-final against Italy at Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Netherlands 2 Italy 0 The Netherlands reached the Women’s World Cup semi-finals for the first time after second-half headers from Vivianne Miedema an(...)

Ronaldo and Netherlands midfielder Lieke Martens with their respective ‘Best Player in Europe’ awards in Monaco. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

Much was made of the fact that both the Republic of Ireland’s two goalscorers in Friday’s win over Slovakia were home-based but tonight the part-timer(...)