2020 Hind Sight

You'd be forgiven for thinking that women’s football has had a pretty bad time of it this year - what with the COVID-19 enforced abandonment last season across Europe and Africa; nulling and voiding all FAWNL records; fans prohibited from entering stadia (just as more fans were starting to show up); a second lock down, etc., etc... But there were still some golden nuggets in a year we'll all be glad to see the back of. Here are twelve things D2B will remember about 2020…

Rebooting the Lionesses – FIFA WWC 2015…

THERE WAS a time when a third / fourth playoff at the World Cup wasn’t a “nonsense match” – in England at least. Just five years ago in fact, when the Lionesses won their Bronze medal in Canada. It remains the best World Cup performance by a senior England team since 1966 and represented a symbolic reboot for women's football triggering exponential growth in coverage, investment and uptake at grass roots levels across the country...

FIFA Women’s World Cup – Group D

The FIFA Women’s World Cup begins on the 7th June 2019 with 24 teams contesting six groups to reach the round of 16 knock out stage. Let’s examine Group D which features Argentina, former winners Japan, debutants Scotland and my home country, England. Argentina Current FIFA Ranking: 37 3/8 qualifications Best placing – Group stages … Continue reading FIFA Women’s World Cup – Group D