USA 1-1 Netherlands: Lindsey Horan rescues the United States from defeat at Women’s World Cup

Captain Lindsey Horan came to the rescue of defending champions the United States after the Netherlands had threatened an upset at the Women's World Cup.New Manchester City signing Jill Roord put the Dutch on course for a famous win after a clinical

Spain 5-0 Zambia: Big win sends Spain into last 16

Jenni Hermoso and Alba Redondo scored twice as Spain underlined their credentials as potential Fifa Women's World Cup winners by thrashing Zambia to progress to the last 16 with a game to spare.The Spanish opened their Group C campaign with a comfort

Anthony Elanga: Nottingham Forest sign Sweden forward from Man Utd

Nottingham Forest have signed Sweden forward Anthony Elanga from Manchester United on a five-year deal.The 21-year-old moves on from Old Trafford, with Forest believed to have paid United a fee of £15m.Elanga had been with United since he was 12 and

Italy 1-0 Argentina: Cristiana Girelli grabs late winner in Women’s World Cup opener for Azzurre

Striker Cristiana Girelli came off the bench to head an 87th-minute winner in Italy's Women's World Cup opener against Argentina.It looked as though Italy were going to be frustrated in Auckland by a gritty defensive performance from Argentina before

Netherlands 1-0 Portugal: Stefanie van der Gragt scores only goal

Stefanie van der Gragt's first-half goal gave the Netherlands a 1-0 victory over Fifa Women's World Cup debutants Portugal in Dunedin.Van der Gragt's powerful header was ruled out by referee Kateryna Monzul before the video assistant referee encourag

USA 3-0 Vietnam: Sophia Smith scores twice as defending champions win World Cup opener

The United States launched their bid for an unprecedented third consecutive world crown with a comfortable win against Women's World Cup debutants Vietnam in Auckland.Sophia Smith struck twice before half-time for the four-time world champions in fro

Women’s World Cup 2023: England will be ready for anything – Ellen White column

This World Cup is England's first major tournament since the 2009 European Championship where I will be watching rather than playing, but I'm looking forward to it just as much. I think I did the part where I trained hard and played in all the games

New Zealand 1-0 Norway: Football Ferns claim historic first Women’s World Cup win

Co-hosts New Zealand opened the 2023 Fifa Women's World Cup in stunning style against Norway as they won on the global stage for the first time.On a memorable night in Auckland, the Football Ferns produced a huge upset after Hannah Wilkinson swept ho

Benjamin Mendy: Former Manchester City defender signs for Lorient

Former Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has signed for Ligue 1 side Lorient five days after being cleared of rape.The left-back, 29, whose City contract expired in the summer, has signed a two-year deal with the French club. He was cleared of

Arsenal: Declan Rice can be a ‘lighthouse’ for Gunners, says Mikel Arteta

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says £100m signing Declan Rice can be a "lighthouse" for the Gunners and the midfielder is "exactly what we needed".He is their third signing after forward Kai Havertz joined from Chelsea in a £65m deal and defender Jurrie

Lionel Messi: Inter Miami unveil Argentina forward to sold-out crowd

New signing Lionel Messi has been officially presented to cheering crowds at Inter Miami's DRV PNK Stadium.A sold-out crowd of about 20,000 waited through downpours and lightning to see the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner given a number 10 shirt.In a b

Lionel Messi: Inter Miami sign Argentina forward until 2025

Argentina forward Lionel Messi has signed for American MLS side Inter Miami on a deal that runs until 2025.The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, 36, left French champions Paris St-Germain at the end of the 2022-23 season."I'm very excited to start this

Declan Rice says ‘tough’ to leave West Ham with Arsenal move agreed

England midfielder Declan Rice says it has been a "tough" decision to leave West Ham but "it has only ever been about my ambition to play at the very highest level of the game".Rice issued an open letter to Hammers fans as he nears a move to Arsenal

Women’s World Cup 2023: Things you probably didn’t know about history of tournament

From overnight sleeper trains, shared food feasts and unusual celebrations, the Women's World Cup has enjoyed its fair share of unique moments during its 32-year history, particularly in its formative days. BBC Sport takes a look back at those early

Karen Carney: Women’s football in England could be a ‘billion pound industry’ in next 10 years

Domestic women's football could become a "billion pound industry" in 10 years' time says former Lionesses midfielder Karen Carney - the chair of a major review into the sport.Her 126-page report recommends the top two tiers of women's football in Eng