Uefa doubles Women’s European Championship fund – but we need to talk about the gender pay gap in sport
The Euro 2022 fund may bigger than ever, but it doesn’t mean that we’re anywhere close to achieving gender equality in football. Uefa has just announced that it is doubling the fund for the Women’s European Championship. It means that the 16 teams in next summer’s competition will now share €16 million (£13.7 million) – a huge percentage increase from the 2017 tournament that saw women’s teams share €8 million (£6.86 million).
Uefa has doubled the prize money available to teams for the women's European Championship in 2022. England will host the tournament at 10 stadiums from 6-31 July next year. The 16 qualified teams will now share 16m euros (£13.73m), double the 8m euros (£6.86m) that was distributed at Euro 2017 in the Netherlands.
UEFA has intensified its opposition to FIFA's push for a biennial World Cup system, saying on Wednesday that the world football governing body has yet to respond to its request for talks to discuss the proposals. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been deploying retired players and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in a campaign to win support for the overhaul of world football, which UEFA said is a sign of "promotional campaigns of unilaterally pre-determined concepts" rather than an open consultation process.
Chelsea wing-back’s home broken into while he was playing ‘We have firm leads on the perpetrators. We are closing in’ Reece James has appealed to Chelsea fans to identify the “low-life individuals” who broke into his home while he was playing against Zenit St Petersburg to steal his Champions League winners’ and European Championship runners-up medals.
Patrick Lefevere accuses Sam Bennett of 'playing with my balls in public' over call to race at European Championships
Deceuninck - Quick-Step team boss Patrick Lefevere has once again taken aim at Sam Bennett, following the Irishman’s decision to ride the road race at the European Championships this weekend. Bennett, who will join Bora-Hansgrohe at the end of the season, missed this year’s Tour de France and has not raced since early May due to a knee injury.
Stefan Kung storms to second successive European Championship time trial title, beating Filippo Ganna in Trento
Switzerland’s Stefan Kung won a second successive European time trial title on Thursday, producing a stunning ride to edge Filippo Ganna into second. Kung had been three seconds down on world champion Ganna at the half-way point but powered through to clock a time of 24:30 over the 22.4km course in Trento, beating the Italian to gold by eight seconds.
England boss Gareth Southgate will reportedly hold talks with the FA over his future once his team's World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign has concluded in November. Southgate, who has led the Three Lions to a World Cup semi-final and European Championship final during his time at the helm, will be out of contract at the end of the 2022 World Cup.
England team news vs Poland: The expected 4-2-3-1 line-up as Gareth Southgate shuns talk of a new contract
The England manager will probably make a host of changes after the win over Andorra at Wembley Gareth Southgate has shelved talks over a new England contract until the turn of the year as he prepares to lead his country a step closer to next year’s World Cup Finals.
Ireland were looking to make it two wins from two in European Championship qualifying Luxembourg U21s 1 Ireland U21s 1 Ireland were held to a 1-1 draw against Luxembourg in their second European Championship qualifier game on Tuesday afternoon. Both sides started a physical contest in a competitive manner until Ireland gradually established control of the game.
The Swedish keeper joined the Blades on deadline day from Roma on a season-long loan Robin Olsen says he is happy and relieved to have joined Sheffield United. The 31-year-old Swedish keeper is currently away with his national team preparing for tomorrow's World Cup qualifying match in Greece and is yet to team up with his new Blades team-mates.
It sounds so enticing, doesn’t it? A World Cup or European Championship every summer, allowing us to gorge like a footballing Augustus Gloop almost all year round. Never mind the risk of burnout, of greater TV subscription fees, of the game becoming even more bloated; just listen to the tinkle of nickel and copper swelling Fifa’s coffers.
Belarus vs Wales live stream, Sky Sports, Sunday 5 September, 2pm BST Wales will be looking for their second win of the World Cup qualifying campaign when they face Belarus on Sunday afternoon. Wales have qualified for the last two editions of the European Championship, and even reached the semi-finals in 2016.
Cristiano Ronaldo is now the leading goalscorer in the history of men’s international football, the forward’s match-winning brace against Ireland this week moving the superstar to an astonishing 111 goals for Portugal. It’s another incredible achievement in a career where records have continued to tumble for Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner showing few signs of slowing down with more milestones still to be reached.
With the disappointment of defeat in the final of the European Championship at Wembley still fresh in the memory, the return to international action might easily have felt like a comedown. This emphatic 4-0 win over Hungary ensures momentum continues. Instead of that feeling of missing out, these England players should sense the opportunity.
The United defender says the shootout loss to Italy is still too painful to re-live He may only watch it when he is retired, but is proud of England's journey Harry Maguire got the words out as fast as he could, shaking his head repeatedly, as the conversation returned to the night that left an ache in his heart.
How a goalkeeper of Danny Ward's quality can spend so little time playing football was one of the questions of Wales' summer. Ward excelled at Euro 2020, producing a string of impressive displays to help Wales get out of a difficult group. Yet after his spell in the European Championship limelight, Ward is back in his all too familiar position in the shadows at Leicester City, where he is understudy to Kasper Schmeichel.
Man left with 'life-changing injuries' in attack after Euro 2020 final - police want to speak to these two
The incident took place near the Methodist church and Manchester mini market in the city centre Police have released images of two men they wish to speak to about an assault that took place in the city centre after the Euro 2020 final - which left the victim with 'life changing' facial injuries.
Salzburg will play host to the European Championship for the first time with the red-hot Peter Wright set to defend the title he won last year against James Wade This year's European Championship will take place at the Salzburgarena in Austria from October 14-17. Salzburg will play host to the European Championship for the first time, with the event previously staged at venues in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands since its inception in 2008.
UO Emma Raducanu’s life may have changed overnight following her fairytale Wimbledon run, but the teenager insists things are no different for her. The 18-year-old this summer became the youngest Briton to make it to the fourth round at SW19 in what was just her second senior tournament.
Clarke’s deal now runs until the end of Euro 2024 ‘We got a monkey off our back, now it’s time to do it consistently’ Steve Clarke has set his sights on stage two of his tenure as Scotland manager, after the “brutal” ending to Euro 2020.