Europe is dominating the upcoming quarter-finals in the FIFA Women's World Cup. There are just eight games left to play with seven European nations competing for the top prize. Euronews takes a look at what we can expect from the matches, which end with a final on July 7 in Lyon. Norway vs. England: Thursday, 27 June England have won four straight games in the Women's World Cup, beating Scotland, Argentina, Japan, and Cameroon. The lionesses reached the semi-finals of their last two major tournaments but despite the scorelines, they still don't quite look the full picture and some dominating displays have been marred by poor touches. Norway lost to group winners France but beat Nigeria and South Korea to qualify for the round of 16, where they went through against Australia on penalties. They have reached two finals in the past and won the tournament in 1995. The bookies have England down as marginal favourites at around 11/10 with Norway largely represented at 5/2. France vs. … [Read more...] about Women’s World Cup: What can we expect in the quarter-finals?
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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman wants her team to use a potentially record-breaking crowd and a tough opponent in their final warm-up match as the right motivation for success at the women’s World Cup. The Netherlands host Australia at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven on Saturday in their last warm-up before they head to France to play at the World Cup and are just a few hundred tickets away from setting a new record for attendance at women’s international in the country. The record is 30,238, set last year when the Dutch beat Northern Ireland 7-0 in a World Cup qualifier at the same stadium and the Dutch football association (KNVB) said on Saturday it expected last-minute ticket sales to exceed that number. “That’s a lot of spectators and something we are not used to,” said Wiegman. “We’ve got to use it and make a good day of it for us.” But it could prove tough going for the reigning European champions … [Read more...] about Possible record crowd could boost World Cup-bound Dutch
Viet Nam News By Thanh Hà Park Hang-seo’s arrival to Việt Nam raised questions as he was a complete unknown to most football fans in the country. But he has made history after only 14 months on the job. The South Korean manager has changed the face of Vietnamese football and pushed it to new heights. He made the country champions of ASEAN and a strong force in Asia. When Park signed, the leaders of the national football programme expected him to lead Việt Nam out of a national crisis after a humiliating defeat at the all-important Southeast Asian Games. Park came to Việt Nam from Changwon FC, which was playing in the Korean third division and had recorded 15 winless matches. The tactician was most famous for being Guus Hiddink’s assistant when South Korea finished fourth at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. At the contract signing ceremony in October 2017, the Việt Nam Football Federation hoped to see new chapter in national football under … [Read more...] about Park changes the face of football in Việt Nam
GOOGLE Doodle is celebrating the new year with an animated image of two purple elephants having a party. Here’s what happens when you click on the last doodle for 2018. What is today’s Google Doodle? Google’s New Year’s Eve 2018 animated doodle does two purple baby elephants in the middle of a party shortly before midnight. The elephants are seen wearing yellow and green pointed party hats, with google bunting hanging in the background. The elephant on the left can be seen blowing up balloons for their midnight festivities, while the one on the right is seen tossing popcorn into its mouth. If you click on today’s doodle, Google will show you how revellers around the world are seeing in 2019. How is the world welcoming 2019? London will see in the new year in its usual style with spectacular fireworks along the capital’s South Bank. The London Eye will be the backdrop for some stunning waterside celebrations as the city comes alive with celebrations, … [Read more...] about The world’s biggest New Year’s Eve events as the celebrations begin with the Google Doodle
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women