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UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2017

A waltz in the park: revelation Austria easily see off Iceland to finish top of Group C

By Jeroen Adriaanse
Rotterdam, July 26, 2017 - What a difference a few years can make. Ever since 2011, women’s football has been on the rise in Austria. After making their major tournament debut this summer, Dominik Thalhammer’s side won their group to progress to the quarter-finals with a 3-0 victory over Iceland.  During the first ever meeting between the two sides, Austria had to secure at least one point at the Sparta Stadion against an Icelandic side that already found themselves out of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017. But they got plenty of more: Sarah Zadrazil, Nina Burger and Stefanie Enzinger found the ...

UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2017

Amandine Henry: Perfect leader as France confront match that matters most

By Pierre Esquer
BREDA, July 26, 2017 - Symbolically it was Amandine Henry who had the ball at her feet when Jana Adámková blew the final whistle in France 's 1-1 draw with Austria at UEFA Women's EURO 2017.   The French midfielder was disappointed. Even though she scored in the 51st minute with a powerful header, her team had to leave Utrecht with only one point which set up a decisive game against Switzerland in Breda where Henry will play a key role if Les Bleues are to avoid elimination.   Her performance against Austrian already saved the French once from a surprise defeat. ...
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UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2017

The end of the Neid era poses a new challenge for the reigning EURO Champions

By Katie Mishner
UTRECHT, July 26, 2017 – Less than an hour after Germany knocked Italy out from the UEFA Women’s EURO, forward Lena Petermann is informed that her side had 25 attempts on goal. The smile on her face shifts into something more like disbelief. She is taken back. “25? Wow, okay,” she exhales. Germany played against a 10-player Italy, an undoubtedly inferior side, but the only two goals for Die Nationalelf came from Laura Giuiliani’s goalkeeping blunder and a penalty, buried by Babett Peter.  In their final group stage match, Steffi Jones’ side repeated the same pattern with 29 chances ...

UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2017

We got it all wrong, say angry Russian stars

By Alina Matinian

UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2017

Iceland's Fridriksdottir has football in her blood

By Antonio Lamorte

SPORT WORLD NEWS

Lima 2019 unveils 'Milco', official mascot of the Pan American Games and Parapan American Games

LIMA, July 26, 2017 - Exactly two years before the Opening Ceremony of the biggest sports event in Peru’s history, Lima 2019 has unveiled the official mascot for the Pan American and Parapan American Games: Milco, a character inspired by Peru’s traditional Cuchimilco ceramic, known locally as ‘Huaco’.The public unveiling took place at the Videna High Performance Centre in Lima, and followed an online poll that attracted nearly 44,000 votes – surpassing the total number of voters in both the Guadalajara 2011 and Toronto ...
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