Late Swiss Strike Breaks Welsh Hearts

Switzerland 2-1 Wales (AET) by Martin Townley, Impetus Welsh Women’s Football Correspondent Above: Kayleigh Green (9) gets an effort in for Wales in Switzerland last night. Photo: BBC Wales. Fabienne Humm sent Switzerland to next year’s World Cup with a goal in the dying seconds of extra time.  Humm’s smart finish at the near postContinue reading “Late Swiss Strike Breaks Welsh Hearts”

Lionesses Wrap Up Qualification In Style

by Johnathan Stack at the Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent (7/9/22) Above: There was plenty for the Lionesses to celebrate last night. Photo: Lionesses. It was not cold, wet, or windy, but England were on fire and certainly did the job on a Tuesday night in Stoke-on-Trent beating Luxembourg 10-0 to round off their FIFA Women’s WorldContinue reading “Lionesses Wrap Up Qualification In Style”

History Makers & Record Breakers: Wales Make Play-Offs For First Time

Wales 0-0 Slovenia by Martin Townley at the Cardiff City Stadium (7/9/22) Above: Post-match scenes of delight among the Welsh players. Photo: FAW. It was an historic night in Cardiff as Gemma Grainger’s Wales side made history making it to the World Cup play-offs for the first time.  Needing just a point in front ofContinue reading “History Makers & Record Breakers: Wales Make Play-Offs For First Time”

Lionesses Book Their Ticket Down Under

Austria 0-2 England by Johnathan Stack (4/9/22) Above: England’s Rachel Daley shows her delight after the match with World Cup qualification sealed. Photo: Lionesses. England secured their place at next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 win away in Austria – a victory that maintained the Lionesses’ perfect record in World Cup Qualifying. Continue reading “Lionesses Book Their Ticket Down Under”

Wiegman: It’s Absolutely A Big Game

Impetus’ Ben Gilby was in the Lionesses’ squad announcement press conference with Sarina Wiegman this morning and listened to the England head coach discuss her thoughts about the selection, the looming clash with Austria, and how she sees the women’s game in the country after the incredible European Championship triumph last month (24/8/22). Above: EnglandContinue reading “Wiegman: It’s Absolutely A Big Game”

France Qualify For World Cup But Concerns Ahead of Euros

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes France’s last two games for Women’s World Cup qualification (13/4/22). Above: Delphine Cascarino pictured after scoring France’s winner against Slovenia yesterday. Photo: Equipe de France Feminine. Wales 1-2 France – April 8, 2022 France won away from home 2-1 against Wales at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli in front of a recordContinue reading “France Qualify For World Cup But Concerns Ahead of Euros”

Wales: We’re Well Prepared & Ready To Impose Our Strengths

Impetus was represented at Wales’ media conference prior to departure to France for Tuesday’s World Cup Qualifier by Jean-Pierre Thiesset. He and Ben Gilby summarise the views of head coach Gemma Grainger and Chelsea’s Sophie Ingle ahead of their trip over the Channel. Above: Wales head coach Gemma Grainger pictured in her media conference beforeContinue reading “Wales: We’re Well Prepared & Ready To Impose Our Strengths”

NI: Fully Focused On Another Three Points

Ahead of tonight’s game with North Macedonia, Northern Ireland head coach Kenny Shiels outlined what he is looking for from his side. Copy kindly provided by the Irish FA (29/11/21). Above: Rachel Furness, who levelled Northern Ireland’s all-time international goalscoring record with a hat-trick in Skopje last week. Photo: Presseye/William Cherry. Kenny Shiels insists onContinue reading “NI: Fully Focused On Another Three Points”

Bacha’s Breathtaking Bow For France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset watches a sensational debut for 21-year-old Lyon-born Selma Bacha. On her debut for the senior French squad, Olympique Lyonnais’ 21-year-old defender earned the player of the match award after a starring performance in France’s 6-0 win over Kazakhstan in Vannes, Brittany on Friday. Statistics recorded by myself during the game revealed that Bacha playedContinue reading “Bacha’s Breathtaking Bow For France”

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”