July 15 – Procter and Gamble brand Secret Deodorant is giving each member of the US World Cup winning squad $23,000 and its backing in their equal pay dispute with the US Soccer Federation.
July 15 – FIFA has announced that it will hold a special conference for technical directors and women’s national team coaches in Milan on September 22 to analyse the women’s World Cup just completed.
July 15 – Cedella Marley, the driving force behind the funding of the Jamaican Reggae Girlz and their journey to the France 2019 World Cup, has said she is prepared to continue with the financing of the girls for the PanAm Games.
By Andrew Warshaw
July 11 – Now that they have captured the hearts of their nation – and millions more fans worldwide – by retaining their World Cup trophy, the US women’s squad are turning their attention back to their potentially far more arduous legal fight for equal pay.
July 10 –The total potential sponsorship value of women’s football globally is currently undervalued by a massive $1.2 billion globally, according brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance.
July 9 – Manchester City will play their first ever Women’s Super League derby match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on September.
By Andrew Warshaw
July 7 – Rarely has one team at a major international tournament been so far ahead of the opposition in terms of skill, tactics and game management.
July 7 – Gianni Infantino’s attempt to gain the moral high ground by drawing on the success of the women’s World Cup backfired somewhat on Sunday when he was booed ahead of the World Cup final between the United States and Netherlands.
July 7 – With the Women’s World Cup ending in France with a win for the US, Budweiser has announced it is extending its women’s football sponsorship in a multi-year partnership with the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the nine-team professional women’s league in the US.
July 7 – China’s commitment to football has been reinforced in the women’s game with Alipay committing to a $145 million 10-year investment in the women’s game in the country.
July 4 – FIFA has held the first meeting of its Professional Women’s Football Task Force which aims to bring together women’s football stakeholders to influence decisions on the growth of the women’s professional game.
July 4 – European champions the Netherlands reached their first Women’s World Cup final on Wednesday with a 1-0 win after extra time over Sweden.
July 3 – England’s semi-final jinx continued at the women’s World Cup semi-final on Tuesday as they lost 2-1 to defending champion the United States, extending the wait for a senior England side to win a major final to 53 years.
July 2 – As the France 2019 Women’s World Cup goes into its semi-final stages, UEFA has championed its women’s development programmes as the foundation for the success of its national associations that filled seven of the last eight quarter final slots and three of the semi-final places.
July 1 – The eagerly awaited Women’s World Cup semi-final between favourites and defending champions United States and England, has been given extra spice by a new ‘spygate’ row that is reportedly infuriating English officials but has been played down as storm in a teacup by those across the pond.