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England lose to late France goal in Marley's first game – report & highlights

England lose to late France goal in Marley's first game – report & highlights

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Media playback is not supported on this device England ended a tumultuous week for the women's game with a 1-0 friendly defeat against 2019 World Cup hosts France.The match - England's first under interim coach Mo Marley - was a cagey affair with few clear-cut chances before Viviane Asseyi capitalised on goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain's mistake to snatch victory.On Wednesday, the Football Association was forced to apologise to two players for racially discriminatory remarks by previous England boss Mark Sampson.Sampson was sacked in September following evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour with female players in a previous job.England goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall - under investigation for alleged "unacceptable behaviour...
Hurricane Irma: France, UK and Netherlands step up response

Hurricane Irma: France, UK and Netherlands step up response

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceEuropean countries are boosting relief efforts in their Caribbean territories devastated by Hurricane Irma, amid criticism over the response.French President Emmanuel Macron, who is visiting French islands that took the full force of the storm, said a huge "airlift" was bringing more aid.UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is due in the region and the king of the Netherlands is touring Dutch islands.Irma killed at least 23 people in the three countries' overseas territories.The victims include 10 dead on the French island of St Barts and on the French part of St Martin - which is shared with the Netherlands.As he arrived in the region on Tuesday, President Macron said the government had responded with "one of the biggest airlifts since World War Tw...
England win tense battle with France to reach World Cup final

England win tense battle with France to reach World Cup final

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World Cup semi-final: England v FranceEngland (3) 20Tries: Bern, Jones Cons: Scarratt 2 Pens: Scarratt 2France (3) 3Pen: IzarWorld champions England will defend their title against New Zealand after a powerful second-half display saw them overcome France to reach the final.A tight first half saw the sides reach the interval at 3-3 after Shannon Izar cancelled out Emily Scarratt's penalty.England upped their game in the second period and Scarratt edged them back in front with her second penalty.Prop Sarah Bern drove over for a converted score to move England clear before Megan Jones' last-gasp try.They will now play New Zealand on Saturday at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, kick-off 19:45 BST, in a bid to retain the title they won against Canada in 2014.Four-time champions the Black Ferns ...
England beat France to reach Women's Euro semis

England beat France to reach Women's Euro semis

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Women's Euro 2017 Coverage: Live commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live and online, plus live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website. Live television coverage on Channel 4England beat France for the first time in 43 years to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2017 on a night of high tension in Deventer.The Lionesses secured a semi-final against hosts Netherlands as they finally overcame Les Bleues, who had beaten them in the past three major tournaments.The result means England are now the highest-ranked team left in the competition following Denmark's shock victory over Germany, the winners of the past six European Championships.Striker Jodie Taylor was England's match-winner, clipping in on the hour for her fifth goal in three Euros matches after being set up by the excellent Lucy Bronze.It lea...
England win to set up France quarter-final at Euro 2017

England win to set up France quarter-final at Euro 2017

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England will face France in the Women's Euro 2017 quarter-finals after beating Portugal to finish top of Group D, but they failed to sparkle against the lowest-ranked team in the tournament. Lionesses manager Mark Sampson made 10 changes to his side and they took the lead when Portugal goalkeeper Patricia Morais kicked the ball straight to Toni Duggan, who lobbed in from 25 yards on her 50th appearance.Portugal, who had already beaten Scotland, equalised when Diana Silva had a second chance to cross after Laura Bassett failed to clear, and Caroline Mendes tucked in. After a poor first half, Nikita Parris restored England's lead when she waltzed through the Portugal defence to poke home from close range. That led to an improved second-half performance, but there was a scare at the end when ...