Women's Football

Non-League: Lewes FC Become First Football Club In World To Offer Equal Pay To Men’s And Women’s Teams

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Non-League side Lewes FC have become the first football club in the world to offer equal pay to their men's and women's teams.

Lewes' men's side currently play in the Isthmian League Division One South, the eighth tier of the men's pyramid, while the ladies compete in the Premier League Southern Division, which is the third tier of the women's game.

When Ladies Strike and Score – Sponsorships In Women’s Football

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There's absolutely no doubt that football has a long-standing and well-deserved status as a global sporting phenomenon. Several generations of men, women, and children from all walks of life have drawn inspiration, entertainment, and passion from the sport by either watching or participating in games with their friends and family.

POTD : North Korea Eliminates Germany In U-17 Women’s World Cup

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It was case of 'deja vu' for the U-17 German girls, when they were eliminated by North Korea in the U-17 Women's World Cup quarter-final match-up on Tuesday. Ironically, they were also eliminated by the same team in 2010 and they were unable to reverse their misfortunes. Ouch! The Ghanaians, who have never gone this far in the tournament so far, will be contesting Germany for a third place playoff.

Germany To Face Brazil In U-17 Women’s World Cup Quarter-Finals

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The group stages of the U-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan took place yesterday and following a comfortable5-2 victory over Uruguay, the German mädchen have set up a quarter-final meeting with the Brazilian meninhas! Goals from Sara Daebritz, Rebecca Knaak, Ricarda Kiessling, Sharon Beck and a double from Yamila Badell sent the girls on their way.

The Many Faces Of The U-17 Women’s World Cup In Azerbaijan

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The U-17 Women's World Cup kicked off in Azerbaijan over the weekend with a flurry of festivities including Jennifer Lopez's opening performance and many high-scoring matches. Shakira is set to close the tournament later this month, hopefully!

The Uruguayan girls (above) started their campaign on a dismal note with a 0-5 loss to Ghana, while fresh from their opening 0-5 loss to Japan, Brazil defeated Mexico 1-0, with a goal by Byanca in the 82nd minute (promptly celebrated with the heart sign!

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Lyon seal third women’s Champions League title

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Reggio Emilia (Italy) (AFP) Lyon claimed their third women's Champions League title on Thursday with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Wolfsburg after the final finished 1-1 in Reggio Emilia.

Norwegian Ada Hederberg gave the French side a 12th-minute lead, but OL failed to put the game to bed and Germany international striker Alexandra Popp pounced to equalise with just two minutes left of the regular 90.

Lyon seal third women’s Champions League title

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Reggio Emilia (Italy) (AFP) Lyon claimed their third women's Champions League title on Thursday with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Wolfsburg after the final finished 1-1 in Reggio Emilia.

Norwegian Ada Hederberg gave the French side a 12th-minute lead, but OL failed to put the game to bed and Germany international striker Alexandra Popp pounced to equalise with just two minutes left of the regular 90.

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Sunderland’s Chief Executive Margaret Byrne Sinks

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In the modern era of professional sports, many teams have erred on the safe and responsible side when it comes to judging a player's actions off the field. The NFL is a perfect example in which teams will promptly release a player following the emergence of illicit activities that ought to warrant concern.

Why The Women Always Win

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You can't play FIFA as Abby Wambach.

It seems a little silly that the game would have only male players. Certainly internationally, men's soccer is significantly more popular than women's. However, within the United States it seems absurd that women's soccer wouldn't be more popular. With 5 Olympic Gold Medals and 2 World Cup Championships under their belts, the US Women's National Soccer Team blows their male counterparts out of the water.

10 Ways to Follow Women’s Soccer

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As the SWOL writer responsible for covering the women's game, I'm constantly searching for things to write about. I'd love to analyze players and games I've seen, but to be honest, most times I feel that I don't have enough information to do so. The only times I get to watch games from around the world are during major tournaments that are televised, or the occasional highlights I can find posted on Twitter or Facebook.

FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 Schedule & Broadcast Listings

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Two weeks after the finish of the Under-20 version of the competition, the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2012 kicks off in Azerbaijan on Saturday. The sixteen national teams participating...


NCAA Rules: Summer & Vacation Jobs

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If you plan on getting a summer job, then be sure you know the NCAA Regulations regarding prospective student-athlete employment.

Listed below is some important information that all current and prospective student-athletes, alumni, athletics representatives, and fans should know.

For example, if you plan on getting a job (summer or otherwise) then you should know the NCAA has strict rules about the amount and source of employment income a student-athlete may receive during the academic year.

Drury Panthers Fall in Opening Round of GLVC Tournament

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The Men's team lose in the first OT at home to UMSL while the Women took nationally 13th-ranked Quincy to penalty kicks, but fell 2-0 to the Hawks in Sunday's opening round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women's Soccer Championships.

For the Men, UMSL's Thomas Mihalczo's deflected shot from 15 yards out bounced into an empty net seven minutes into overtime, lifting sixth-seed Missouri St.

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H-town should prepare for Women’s national team

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It appears as though the lobbying by the Dynamo and BBVA Compass Stadium officials has paid off with the U.S. Soccer Federation. According to a person I trust, Abby Wambach, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan are headed to Houston in December. It would be a huge opportunity for local soccer fans to have the chance Read More

Williams TOW, Amobi blogs, Women’s pro talks, Everton tribute, more

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Sheanon Williams on multiple team of the week lists. Amobi Okugo: midfielder, defender, blogger. Nowak to be at Oct. 3 Chicago game against Union. Women's pro league talks, Everton honors Hillsborough 96. More.

Olympics 2012 Football

Olympic Football 2012 – U.S. Women Eye Redemption

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It's not simply about the amber medal. It's about salvation. Olympic charwomen's soccer couldn't enquire for a better conclusion: United States vs. Japan in the rubric fit on Thursday a 2011 World Cup concluding replay.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – Fallen And Risen: U.S. Women Do It Again

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Three times the U.S. charwomen fell behind against Canada in Monday's semi. Three times they came back and Alex Morgan scored the contest-victor in the 123rd Min, but these theatre are nothing unexampled.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – U.S. women defeat New Zealand 2-0, advance to semifinal

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The U.S. women's soccer squad defeated New Zealand 2-0 on Friday to progress to the quarterfinals of the Olympic tourney.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – GB women in quarter-final defeat

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Great Britain's charwomen's squad are vanquished 2-0 in their Olympic one-fourth-last by Canada. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62029000/jpg/_62029557_149767040.jpg

Olympics 2012 Football – Japan women downplay Olympic soccer expectations

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Japan is taking nothing for granted in its run for a charwomen's soccer Olympic amber to qualify to last yr's World Cup award, despite guaranteed a place in the quarterfinals.

Olympics 2012 Football – France names 18 women to Olympic roster

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The U.S. womanhoods today cognize just who will be standing across from them when they unfastened Olympic compete on JulyXXVin Glasgow as France called its 18-participant Olympic team this hebdomad.

Olympics 2012 Football – Brazilian women get to Wembley, one-up Pele

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Brazil's elite womanhoods thespians will attain something Pele, the great soccer participant of all clip, ne'er managed in his calling when they vie at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday.

USA Womens Team Olympics 2012 Tuesday 31st July

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Olympics 2012 Football – Britain Embraces Its Women

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While Great Britain battles to full encompass its men's Olympic soccer squad, the womanhoods are having no problems getting accepted. Over 70,000 lovers are expected at Wembley for Tuesday's clangour with Brazil.

Olympics 2012 Football – U.S. women defeat Colombia 3-0, advances to Olympic quarterfinals

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The U.S. womanhoods's soccer squad made it two wins in two bizs Saturday and remembered an injured mate in a 3-0 romp over Colombia.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – GB women held to draw by Sweden

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Great Britain's womanhoods stock a goalless force with Sweden in their only affectionate-up contest before the London Olympics. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/61717000/jpg/_61717864_61717128.jpg

Olympics 2012 Soccer – Team GB women, Sweden draw in tune-up

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Britain's womanhoods's soccer squad, who act component in the first act of the Olympic Games when they compete New Zealand in Cardiff next Wednesday, forced 0-0 with Sweden in their first prescribed tally at the Riverside Stadium on Friday.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – Japan men fly business, women economy

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Japan's universe champ charwomen's football squad has taken exclusion to flying industrialism while their sire viss-a-viss sat in concern world on a formation to Europe for the Olympics.

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Children's Mercy Park to Host Final Olympic Tune Up for US Women

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The US women's national team will be making a return to Kansas City and Children's Mercy Park this year for their final friendly ahead of this summer's Olympics in Brazil. The women will be taking on Costa Rica at Children's Mercy Park on Friday, July 22nd at 8pm. It'll be the women's first trip to Kansas City since October of 2014 when the US women defeated Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 on a goal by Abby Wambach.

Dick Advocaat Explains THAT Classic Photo Of Himself, Louis Van Gaal And Two Young Ladies Wearing Nowt But Body Paint

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With Dick Advocaat's Sunderland squaring off against Louis van Gaal's Manchester United in the Premier League today, the opportunity has been seized to once again circulate what must surely rank as one of the most iconic sporting images of our time.

The photo you see above you of Advocaat and Van Gaal squatting coyly beside a pair of scantily clad ladies was taken as part of a promo set for the Eredivisie clash between PSV and Ajax in 1995.

Gewinnspiel: Panini Album Women´s World Cup

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Gewinnspiel: Panini Album Women´s World Cup

Das großePanini-Sammelfieber der WM 2014 ist bei Euch sicher schon vorüber und in Vergessenheit geraten. Allerdings könnt Ihr jetzt Eure Sammelleidenschaft gleich wieder aufleben lassen, denn Panini hat zum ersten Mal überhaupt ein Sammelalbum für eine Frauen-Fussballweltmeisterschaft herausgebracht und da das ein Grund zum feiern ist, haben wir beschlossen, 10.

Get in the swing: June is Women’s Golf Month

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Throughout the month of June, women call the shots on the links. Women's Golf Month celebrates its seventh anniversary with a nationwide initiative that provides women the opportunity to learn or re-learn the game of golf in a fun and friendly environment.

During June, participating facilities offer complimentary golf instruction to people 14 years of age and older as well as activities such as networking receptions, golf rules and etiquette seminars, club fitting and equipment demonstrations, golf apparel fashion shows, luncheons, playing experiences, and contests.

Wolfsburg win Women’s Champions League, end Lyon’s 120-match unbeaten streak

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Completing the German domination of the Champions Leagues this season, Wolfsburg beat Lyon 1-0 in the women's final at Stamford Bridge. This was a shocking result for two reasons: 1) Lyon had won the last two Champions League finals and over their last 120 matches, they had not lost in regular time.

Quick kicks: Women's outlook

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And then there were three.

The Marquette (Division I) and UW-Parkside (Division II) women's teams continue play in their respective NCAA tournaments this weekend, while Viterbo makes its debut in the NAIA national tournament.

Here's a look at the three state teams still playing, along with other Wisconsin players at out-of-state schools.

Hot Girls Ask Silly Questions During Football Matches

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Women ask really silly questions during football matches.

Sick of the usual ‘guess the score' and ‘who's going to win' formulas, we created our own football tournament to coincide with the Euros. But instead of asking our fans to guess the score, we asked them to vote for which country had the hotter women.

Portuguese woman scores amazing futsal goal

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The last few clips brought to you from the women's game recently have focused on woeful challenges and knees to the head, so happy to show you a wonderful goal from the weekend. Benfica's women's futsal team destroyed their opponents Santa Maria, and the best goal of the game came from star Rita Martins, who [.

VIDEO: Roanoke Women's Soccer vs. No. 12 Lynchburg

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via Roanoke Athletics on Vimeo:
Video highlights from the match between Roanoke and D-III No. 12 ranked Lynchburg.

Women's Soccer vs. #9 Lynchburg from Roanoke Athletics on Vimeo.

Sounders Women Start Renewing Season Tickets

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The season tickets for next season's Seattle Sounders Women are going on sale for the current STH's this week. Watch your email for the details. The remaining tickets will go on sale to the public on September 22nd. This brought up questions for me and my fellow fans. What of the new pro team? What if the new team somehow works a deal to become the Sounders Women pro team, while the current incarnation of the SSW become the academy type team?

U.S. Win FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

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USA 1-0 Germany Germany's Women's National Team had stormed through the FIFA U-20 World Cup going 5-0-0 and had outscored their opponents 15-0. That included a 3-0 thumping of the U.S. But even though the Americans had struggled in some matches during the tournament, including the worst match which was against Germany, the US put [.

The New Home Gym

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No wheels? Can't catch a ride to the gym? No worries. There are new digital tools being applied to the fitness sector that can make working out easier than ever. It's unlikely that they'll replace the gym entirely, but live streaming exercise classes are gaining in popularity.

EMG Live Fitness: When Joyce Wells moved to the suburbs from NYC, she was frustrated with the lack of variety of exercise classes that had been available to her in the city.