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Women’s World Cup: England boss Wiegman hails Kerr’s ‘incredible’ goal

Women’s World Cup: England boss Wiegman hails Kerr’s ‘incredible’ goal

England manager Sarina Wiegman has described Sam Kerr’s goal in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-final with co-hosts Australia as “incredible”. The Chelsea forward equalised for the Matildas in the second half with a powerful long-range strike that sent the Stadium Australia crowd buzzing. Australia could however not find their way through as further goals from Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo after Ella Toone’s first-half...

Women’s World Cup: England boss Wiegman wary of Nigeria’s counter-attacking threat

Women’s World Cup: England boss Wiegman wary of Nigeria’s counter-attacking threat

England coach Sarina Wiegman is concerned about the danger Nigeria might pose with counter-attacks in their FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 round of 16 fixture. The Lionesses and the 11-time African champions will lock horns at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Monday with a quarter-final spot at stake. Nigeria's three goals in the competition all came in their 3-2 defeat of Australia in their second...

Women’s World Cup: England hoping for Walsh’s return against Nigeria

Women’s World Cup: England hoping for Walsh’s return against Nigeria

England coach Sarina Wiegman said Keiran Walsh could feature in their round of 16 encounter against Nigeria at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 if she passes a late fitness test. Walsh picked up a knee injury in the first half of the Lionesses' second group game against Denmark and was forced to sit out of their 6-1 thumping of China on Tuesday. The world-most expensive...

Sarina Wiegman: England’s women manager with many firsts

Sarina Wiegman: England’s women manager with many firsts

Excellence is a word that perfectly describes Sarina Wiegman, the head coach of the England women’s national team. The Dutchwoman had a playing career that spanned 16 years first as a midfielder before switching to a defender. She spent a notable part of her youth career in the United States with the North Carolina Tar Heels in 1989, playing alongside the likes of Mia Hamm, Kristine...