June 24 – Host nation France squeezed past Brazil 2-1 after extra time to reach the last eight of the women’s World Cup but the story of the day was elsewhere as England beat Cameroon 3-0 in a match marred by yet more controversial VAR decisions that infuriated the Africans who at one point refused to restart the game.
June 23 – Nigeria’s players briefly refused to leave the team hotel after their elimination from the women’s World Cup on Saturday in the latest protest over pay bonuses.
June 24 – SIGA is to a host a Special Session addressing the importance of Female Leadership in Sport at the Sorbonne University, June 28.
June 24 – Amid widespread condemnation, a new rule that states goalkeepers at the Women’s World Cup must be cautioned for stepping off their goal line at penalties has been suspended.
June 21 – Cameroon dramatically snatched an injury-time winner on Thursday to beat New Zealand 2-1 and reach the last 16 of the women’s World Cup, where they will face England.
June 20 – Argentina pulled off an unprecedented women’s World Cup fightback from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Scotland on Wednesday with a twice-taken stoppage-time penalty courtesy of the video assistant referee system which ultimately broke the Scots’ hearts as they were eliminated in cruellest of circumstances.
June 19 – Scotland’s World Cup campaign in France might be on a knife edge, but Ian Maxwell, the chief executive of the Scottish Football Association (SFA) has said a full-time professional women’s league could be created in Scotland following the impact of the Women’s World Cup.
June 19 – FIFA has admitted it was wrong that two fans were ejected from a Women’s World Cup match for wearing T-shirts calling for Iranian women to be let into stadiums.
June 18 – Three games, three wins. Long way to go of course but as 100 percent starts go, host nation France have laid down a marker in the women’s World Cup in their bid to snatch the trophy away from the United States.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 12 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to resurrect the concept of a ‘world league’ for women in order to generate additional revenue to help address the disparity in prize money compared to the men’s game.
June 12 – After racking up the biggest ever victory in the history of the women’s World Cup with their 13-0 crushing of Thailand, the way defending champions the United States celebrated has been heavily criticised by North American broadcasters.
June 12 – FIFA has trumpeted selling over one million tickets for the Women’s World Cup so far, but the first round of games has seen a lot of empty seats at venues across France, raising questions about the ticketing policy for the tournament.
June 12 – The US broke a World Cup record by annihilating Thailand 13-0 to begin their title defence with an emphatic statement. Alex Morgan grabbed five goals in a 90-minute massacre.
June 11 – The United States will launch their title defence at the Women’s World Cup in Reims, France, against Thailand tonight. The Americans, the most successful team in women’s football, are sky-high favourites to win the tournament.
By Andrew Warshaw in Paris
June 8 – Emerging from the Parc des Princes metro for the start of the eighth women’s World Cup, supporters could have been forgiven for wondering whether they had picked the wrong game at the wrong time.