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New Zealand Election: National Party’s Chris Luxon Wins

  The opposition National Party has won the New Zealand election, taking enough seats to form a coalition with its allies on the right wing of politics. Incumbent prime minister Chris Hipkins, of Labour Party, phoned Nationa Party's Chris Luxon to concede defeat. Mr Luxon thanked National voters and said they had "reached for hope and you have voted for change". It marks a rapid elevation for Mr Luxon, who […]

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Jamaica Earn Last-16 Debut As Brazil And Marta Exit

Jamaica manager Lorne Donaldson said his team had "never had this much fun" after reaching the Women's World Cup last 16 for the first time, leaving Brazil devastated. They battled out a cagey encounter in Melbourne and Jamaica put in a stubborn defensive display to ensure their impressive tournament still has another chapter. The Reggae Girlz, ranked 43rd in the world, have kept three clean sheets in the group stages […]

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FIFA To Pay Prize Money Directly To Players

World football body FIFA has announced its plan to pay prize money directly into the players’ accounts of the winners of the ongoing women’s World Cup in Australia/New Zealand. FIFA Secretary-General, Fatma Samoura, confirmed this in a viral video on social media saying the policy change is due to unpaid allowance issues involving Nigeria’s Super Falcons. The Falcons head coach, Randy Waldrum, had earlier revealed that some players were owed […]

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Superb Argentina Comeback Earns South Africa Draw

Argentina manager German Portanova told his team to "play with the love that optimises our football" before they produced a stunning comeback from two goals down to draw with South Africa. South Africa were on course to pick up a first ever Women's World Cup victory in a pulsating encounter in Dunedin but in the end they had to settle for their first point after Argentina scored twice within five […]



Gallant Falcons Shock Australia

Nigeria’s Super Falcons recorded a shock 3-2 win against co-hosts Australia in their second Group B on Thursday. The win means the Super Falcons, now on four points, go top of Group. It is the nine-time African champions’ first win against Australia at the women’s World Cup in their second meeting. Also, it is Africa’s first win at this year’s tournament co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Goals from Uchenna […]

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2023 WWC Updates: Horan Denies Netherlands Famous WC Win

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 finish from the edge of the box. The Stars and Stripes have been a superpower on the world stage, winning their previous 13 matches spanning three tournaments, […]

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Canada Knock Ireland Out Of World Cup

Canada fought back from a goal down to beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 and knock the debutants out of the Women's World Cup. Irish captain Katie McCabe scored the Republic's first World Cup goal when her superb corner flew into the net after just four minutes. The Irish had chances to add a second against the Olympic champions, but they were undone in first-half injury time as Julia Grosso's […]

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2023 WWC Update: Spain Progress To Knockout Stage

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 comfortable 3-0 win against Costa Rica last week, having a total of 46 shots on goal. They picked up where they left off against Zambia, racing into a […]

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Spain Earn Comfortable Win Over Costa Rica

Spain cruised to victory in their Women's World Cup opener as they dominated Costa Rica in Wellington. Valeria del Campo scored an own goal to put Spain ahead, before Aitana Bonmati curled in a second two minutes later. Esther Gonzalez added a third after a header against the crossbar by Jennifer Hermoso, who then had a penalty saved by Daniela Solera. Olga Carmona hit the bar and Solera made a […]

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