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2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

A new chapter in epic England-Australia rivalry is about to be written

England and Australia's fierce sporting rivalry has not yet taken hold in football, but that could all change after their Women's World Cup semifinal.

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Australia's World Cup hero Arnold on dealing with hearing loss

Australia goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold tells ESPN about adjusting to wearing hearing aids: "It's life changing. It improves your life so much."

Wiegman admits England have a plan for Kerr in World Cup semifinal


Gustavsson: England are massive favourites for semifinal vs. Australia





How Gustavsson applied USWNT learnings under Ellis to Australia's World Cup push

Tony Gustavsson's first head-coaching job at the national team level is with Australia, who have focused their energy and been versatile in the face of issues and injuries to stand one game from the World Cup final.

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The football gods have the Matildas on the precipice of Australian immortality

Sometimes the footballing gods get together with their counterparts and concoct something special, leaving those below scratching their heads as to how it's all possible.

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Women's World Cup Daily: Spain seal final spot over Sweden

Spain overcame Sweden with a late goal to seal their place in the World Cup final, while Australia prepare to face England.

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Spain have passed every test put to them to reach Women's World Cup final

Spain had never won a knockout tournament match before this Women's World Cup. Now they're one win from the trophy after withstanding every challenge.


Chelsea get an A for Caicedo deal

The summer transfer window is open. Here are the big deals in the men's game and how we rate them.

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Liverpool failed to sign Caicedo or Lavia, but here's why they may not need a defensive midfielder

For all the bidding wars and brinkmanship around the Liverpool and Chelsea pursuits for Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, maybe that's not what the Reds actually need?

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Unpicking the failure to award a penalty against Andre Onana vs. Wolves

How could it be that Wolves weren't awarded a penalty against Manchester United, and why did it go so wrong for the referee and the VAR?


Man United look more like title pretenders after opening game

If Erik ten Hag's Manchester United have any title aspirations, their 1-0 opening weekend win over Wolves showed that there is plenty more work to do behind the scenes.


Chastain on the burden of being a football icon



The VAR Review: Nicolas Jackson handball, quicker offsides, Declan Rice handball

Should Liverpool have been awarded a penalty for a handball by Chelsea's Jackson? Why offsides should be getting a bit quicker, and more.


European review: Chelsea, Liverpool draw; Xavi sees red

Despite drawing Liverpool, Chelsea have likely won the Caicedo sweepstakes. Meawhile, Barcelona wilted under the heat. Here's what you missed on Sunday.

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  • Matildas: The World at Our Feet

    The inspirational and intimate behind-the-scenes story of the Matildas - now streaming on Disney+.

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  • The Far Post Podcast

    Join Angela Christian-Wilkes, Anna Harrington, Samantha Lewis and Marissa Lordanic as they dissect another big week in women's football.

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  • The story of Jean-Pierre and Bernardette Adams

    When complications from routine knee surgery left PSG and France defender Jean-Pierre Adams in a coma in 1982, his wife Bernadette refused to let go.

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  • Barcelona's next golden generation

    Amid a financial crisis, Barcelona's young players have rescued the team on several occasions times this season. But who are they?

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  • The battle to sign young American players

    Americans are making an impression on the global game, and Europe's biggest clubs are now rivaling MLS for the country's most gifted young players.

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  • Battle of the Leagues: The final!

    Who will be crowned champions of ESPN's Battle of the Leagues, presented by EA Sports FIFA 22? Will Ligue 1 or the Premier League reign supreme?

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  • Messi at Barcelona: The ultimate history

    The unthinkable happened: Lionel Messi left Barcelona. But as this interactive timeline shows, he will be known as the club's greatest-ever player.

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