Wiegman extends time with the Lionesses

The news that every England fan was waiting for came on Tuesday when it was announced that Sarina Wiegman had signed a much anticipated contract extension. It is a deal that will see her remain as Head Coach of the Lionesses through to the end of the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup, including next year’s European Championships and the following Nations League campaign. Her assistant Arjan Veurink has also extended his stay.

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Sarina Wiegman, Euro 2022

Sarina Wiegman: “What It Takes: My Playbook on Life and Leadership”

“I didn’t want a biography…I said it shouldn’t be about me. But when you write a book then it is about me. I wanted it to be about the development of the game, about women and inspiring.”

Anyone who has spent time listening to or interviewing Sarina Wiegman will know that this response encapsulates the England manager. Wiegman is someone who always places the team above the individual, often looking slightly surprised by questions about her own successes.

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Netherlands v England, Nations League

October International Break 2023

International football returns with the October International break. The next fortnight sees the continuation of the nations Nations League, CAF + OFC Olympic Qualification, qualifiying for the CONCACAF W Gold Cup plus U19 Euro Round 1 Qualification amongst others. There are also a series of friendlies.

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Lucy Staniforth + Maya Le Tissier at England pre-World Cup camp

Fire in their bellies | England’s Lucy Staniforth + Maya Le Tissier look forward to new challenges

England return home this week just over a month after the highs and lows of the World Cup. Such is the nature of football that no sooner have you completed one tournament then new challenges await. This time, it’s in the form of the Nations League with a derby against Scotland on Friday providing ample opportunity to brush away the cobwebs and the pain of that Final in Sydney.

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