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(...)

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(...)

Netherlands’ Lineth Beerensteyn celebrates scoring their second goal during the Women’s World Cup Group E game against Canada at Stade Auguste-Delaune in  Reims. Photograph:  Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Netherlands 2 Canada 1 Reigning European champions the Netherlands secured top spot in Group E at the Women’s World Cup, maintaining their 100 per ce(...)

Vivianne Miedema of the Netherlands celebrates after scoring her team’s third goal and her second as she became the leading Dutch scorer of all time with 60 goals. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Netherlands 3 Cameroon 1 Vivianne Miedema scored twice to become Netherlands’ all-time leading goalscorer as the European champions beat Cameroon 3-1(...)

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 (...)

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has been voted the 2019 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has been voted the 2019 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association. The England internationa(...)

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(...)

Republic of Ireland  defender Louise Quinn during training ahead of their clash with the Netherlands. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Netherlands v Republic of Ireland, 2019 Women’s World Cup Qualifier – Group Three Venue: Goffert Stadium, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Kick off: 7pm (...)