Rosemary Kathleen Lavelle of the USA celebrates after scoring her team’s second goal in the  World Cup final. ‘She wouldn’t look out of place in downtown Ballyhaunis.’ Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

When he was chatting pre-match with Tony O’Donoghue and Ruth Fahy pitchside in Lyon, a wilting George Hamilton was reminded of the temperatures in the(...)

The USA’s Alyssa Naeher saves Steph Houghton’s penalty as her side knocked out England in the semi-finals. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty

The Lionesses bow out after Houghton’s missed penalty When the Lionesses captain, Steph Houghton, stepped up to the penalty spot the weight of Englan(...)

Referee Liang Qin invites the Cameroon players to play on as they protest after a VAR decision goes against them during the  Women’s World Cup  Round of 16 match against  England  at Stade du Hainaut  in Valenciennes. Photograph: Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon over their behaviour in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup last-16 match against England. On two oc(...)

Cameroon’s Augustine Ejangue, Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene, Ajara Nchout and Gaelle Enganamouit complain to referee Qin Liang during their defeat to England. Photograph: John Walton/PA

England 3 Cameroon 0 At times it was as chaotic as the traffic in downtown Yaoundé at rush hour but, when the dust finally settled, England’s “Benevo(...)

Ellen White celebrates her second goal in England’s 2-0 win over Japan. Photograph: Christophe Simone/AFP/Getty

England 2 Japan 0 England finished their Women’s World Cup Group D matches in top spot and with a 100 per cent record after Ellen White’s brace steer(...)

England’s forward Ellen White celebrates after scoring her side’s second goal against Scotland in the  Women’s World Cup Group D   match. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

England 2 Scotland 1  Phil Neville maintained a straight face when, on the eve of kick-off, he claimed he would “love” to be a Scotland pla(...)

 Megan Campbell (left) looks on as her Manchester City team-mate  Carli Lloyd  celebrates with the Women’s FA Cup final trophy after the win over Birmingham City at Wembley. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Manchester City Women 4 Birmingham City Ladies 1 Republic of Ireland international Megan Campbell supplied two assists as Manchester City Women swep(...)

 Stephanie Roche in action for Ireland against the US in a friendly in San Jose in May, a match the home side won 3-0. Photograph: Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Upstairs in the clubhouse named after Bob Paisley, Sunderland Ladies football team are tucking into post-match chicken and steamed veg. There is a col(...)

England’s Laura Bassett is concoled by team mates after her own goal sent Japan through to the World Cup final. Photograph: Getty

Japan 2 England 1 England’s World Cup dream concluded in the cruellest fashion when Laura Bassett’s stoppage time own goal re-routed Mark Sampson’s Li(...)