International Round-Up

The past week has seen a huge amount of international women’s football. Ben Gilby rounds up the action in detail from Europe, Asia, South America, and North America. Our French editor Jean-Pierre Thiesset provides a special feature on France’s two matches. Above: Carli Lloyd waves to the crowd ahead of her final international appearance forContinue reading “International Round-Up”

Gustavsson: Positives In Flexibility; Disappointment In Concession

Impetus’ Ben Gilby and Kris Goman were in the Matildas post-match press conference and spoke to both Tony Gustavsson and Lydia Williams. Plus, Ben Gilby‘s round up beneath of the main events of a dramatic night. Above: Sam Kerr pictured after putting the Matildas 2-0 up. Photo: Getty Images Tony Gustavsson was in reflective moodContinue reading “Gustavsson: Positives In Flexibility; Disappointment In Concession”

Canada Advance To Semis

Canada 0-0 Brazil After Extra Time, Canada win 4-3 penalties Above: Canada celebrate their win over Brazil on penalties which sets up yet another Olympic semi-final. Photo: Getty Images. By Catherine Paquette The Canada-Brazil match was a clash of Olympic giants.  Canada entered the match as back-to-back Olympic bronze medalists, participating in their fourth consecutive Games.  HeadContinue reading “Canada Advance To Semis”

Olympics QF Preview with Wroxham’s Harriet Meers

Ahead of tomorrow’s Quarter-Finals ties, Harriet Meers from Wroxham Women, one of Impetus’ partner clubs, previews all of the games. Canada v Brazil Canada have started this tournament solidly, but haven’t demonstrated the danger that they could possess with the talent they have within the squad. With players such as Allysha Chapman, Christine Sinclair andContinue reading “Olympics QF Preview with Wroxham’s Harriet Meers”

Zambian Fairy Tale Comes To An End

Brazil 1-0 Zambia By Kris Goman Pictured above: Lushomo Mweemba (3) is sent off by referee Yoshimi Yamashita. Photo: Getty Images This is a do-or-die match for Zambia who will go out of the tournament if they lose and Brazil are probably safe regardless of the result. It’s all on Zambia tonight. As it turnsContinue reading “Zambian Fairy Tale Comes To An End”

La Roja Femenina Go Out With Heads Held High

Chile 0-1 Japan by Jean-Pierre Thiesset Pictured above: Japan, on the way to the Quarter-Finals. Photo: Getty Images. Despite producing another pleasing performance, Chile were not able to step up to Japan level and lost 1-0. Japan started the game with a lot of pressure and speed and had two shots on goal within theContinue reading “La Roja Femenina Go Out With Heads Held High”

Beckie’s Brace Takes The Plaudits

Chile 1-2 Canada By Catherine Paquette Pictured above: Janine Beckie, who had a dominant game for Canada. Photo: Getty Images. This match was arguably a must win for both teams.  Chile lost its opening encounter to Team GB while Canada dropped two points late in their game against Japan when the host nation equalized.   Canadian coachContinue reading “Beckie’s Brace Takes The Plaudits”

Better From Chile But Not Enough

Chile 1-2 Canada by Jean-Pierre Thiesset Despite playing a lot better for their second game, Chile lost again. The South Americans started the game with a lot of desire and pressed Canada in the midfield. After only one minute, Yessenia Lopez gained possession in the centre circle and Chile obtained a corner kick after theyContinue reading “Better From Chile But Not Enough”

Olympics Preview: Chile

Jean-Pierre Thiesset casts his eye over tournament debutants La Roja Femenina (pictured above at the 2019 World Cup by Getty Images). Squad News: The Chile women’s national football team has been known or nicknamed as “La Roja Femenina (The Feminine Red)”. For Chile, 2019 will remain in the history of the country as the yearContinue reading “Olympics Preview: Chile”