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FA website crashes before Lionesses v USA at Wembley sells out in 24 hours

An unprecedented demand for tickets to watch England play USA at Wembley in October led to the Football Association’s website crashing on Tuesday and fans being held in queues online

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Chelsea close to Marc Cucurella deal and start Frenkie de Jong talks with Barça

Chelsea are moving closer to signing Marc Cucurella from Brighton & Hove Albion for £52.5m, with the 19-year-old centre-back Levi Colwill set to move in the opposite direction. Cucurella, who

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Heather Knight out of Commonwealth Games and Hundred due to hip injury

Heather Knight has been ruled out of the rest of the Commonwealth Games and the England captain will also miss the Hundred this season because of a lingering hip problem.

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Mabia Aktar raising the bar for female empowerment in Bangladesh

It was from the most unlikely of beginnings that the 22-year-old Mabia Aktar became a sporting star and symbol of female empowerment in her home country of Bangladesh for her

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Red Roses ride Lionesses’ wave with ticket sales spike for next two matches

Rugby union ticket sales have soared for England’s two September women’s internationals after the Lionesses’ triumphant Euro 2022 campaign. The Red Roses face the United States at Sandy Park, Exeter

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After the Lionesses it’s time to be bold and create real cultural change

Few sporting occasions come more inspirational than the England Lionesses’ historic victory at the European Championship. There is again uplifting talk of a legacy, a cultural shift and positive social

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Premier League players will no longer take the knee before every match

The Premier League’s players will no longer take the knee before every match, preferring to perform the anti‑racism gesture at specific high‑profile moments during the season in the belief that

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