The USA celebrate Rose Lavelle’s goal in their World Cup final win over the Netherlands. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty

Rose Lavelle was 9 and a half - the half is important, if you’re 9 - when the women that changed everything arrived in Cincinnati. It was October 200(...)

Megan Rapinoe  celebrates scoring the opening goal for the USA against the Netherlands in the Fifa Women’s World Cup final in France. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

It became clear after 13 minutes that this was going to be a different kind of game for the USA. The Netherlands, it turned out, were different from a(...)

The USA celebrate their World Cup final win over the Netherlands in Lyon. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

A coolly taken Megan Rapinoe penalty and beautifully worked goal from Rose Lavelle fired USA to their fourth Women’s World Cup title against a resilie(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Louise Quinn dejected after conceding they first goal of the game to the Netherlands in their 2019 World Cup qualifier. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 0 Netherlands 2 After the upsurge in talk of qualification for what would be the Irish women’s first ever World Cup, Colin Bell’s(...)