And When the U.S. Starts Playing


It's day one of the 2019 Women's World Cup, and what better way to celebrate it than a Google Doodle?

"We know and we like the pressure being on us", he said, adding that he hopes to invoke the spirit of the 2015 World Cup bronze medal-winning squad during this campaign. "At each World Cup I've played in, the level keeps getting better, and that's a credit to the growth of the game around the world on and off the field".

Neville reported no new injury concerns, although a couple of knocks since the series of pre-tournament friendlies; although Demi Stokes and Toni Duggan had both been struggling during training this week, they were both expected to be fit for the match.

It's not a risk I'm prepared to take.

"I'm really fortunate to have an incredibly professional group of women", she said.

The Lionesses' Group D opener sees them face the Scots at Nice's Allianz Riviera.

"Ten years ago I would never have dreamt I was going overseas to watch the women's team", fan Arthur Macdonald said. I have plenty to keep me occupied without going on social media, including watching Love Island! "That will be for later on", said Diacre, who previously coached Clermont in the men's second division.

We all respect each other's decisions and it's an issue we've considered carefully based on other players' experiences where they've told us how the criticism can affect them and how it can carry on after the tournament.

Players in Australia's W-League will have their annual minimum remuneration hiked 33% to A$16,344 (€10,085), with their base hourly rate matching the country's top men's league, Football Federation Australia and the players union said.

"I don't want to be insulting to anyone". They've qualified for their first World Cup, they've beaten Brazil (1-0 in April). "This is a whole new tournament, the objectives have been set for us as a group and we know what we're asking of one another". We've just got to be ready for that'.

Writing a journal has also been part of my journey in terms of dealing with internal thoughts and emotions as a professional footballer. "I think it is a great spectacle that deserves to be watched", he said. "But there's not too many things that can kind of replicate those moments except for playing there". "It's kind of insane to think it could happen being this young, but making the team is something I'm really proud of and I'm just excited to see what this summer brings". Here's a complete look at the 23-player squad. We'll have to do a superhuman effort.

Despite how many years are behind the veterans, there's still an enormous amount of pride that comes with being selected to represent the United States at the World Cup.

There is a more troubling side to the women's game. Be careful, no stupid tackles and don't get yourself hurt'.

She said knowing what to do when the stakes are the highest is an aspect that can only be figured out with time. I don't know. They'll be household names (if they do).

"It's a different chapter of my career, this most likely being my last World Cup, but it's an honor to be among this talented group we have going to France".

Being at a World Cup is a dream for me, but it's a dream which is not yet complete. It will be tough but we are looking to get a good result'.

Millie Bright was talking to BBC Sport's Alistair Magowan.