Premier League stars and England Women dominate the shortlists for The Best FIFA Football Awards.
Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk will renew his rivalry with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after being shortlisted alongside the two greats in The Best FIFA Football Awards.
A “passion” for preventing goals, great coaching and Liverpool’s “world-class forwards” are what Virgil Van Dijk believes helped him become the first defender to win UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year award on Thursday.
England defender Lucy Bronze has won the 2018/19 UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award.
Lucy Bronze believes Saturday’s World Cup third-place play-off “clearly meant more” to Sweden than England and that the Lionesses had felt the greater disappointment of the two sides at missing out on the final.
Lucy Bronze has emphasised England’s desire to finish their World Cup campaign on a high with victory in Saturday’s third-place play-off – and is convinced a trophy is just around the corner.
Lucy Bronze has defended England’s penalty-taking after they once again had a spot-kick saved in the Women’s World Cup semi-final loss to the United States.
Lucy Bronze feels England have an edge over their fellow Women’s World Cup semi-finalists because they are “more hungry” to reach a final.
England take on the United States in the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday. Here, PA looks at some talking points ahead of the game.
England boss Phil Neville says his job in the final preparations for the World Cup quarter-final victory over Norway was “easy” thanks to the help of a trio of famous faces.
England boss Phil Neville again hailed the “phenomenal” Lucy Bronze as the best player in the world after the right-back starred in the 3-0 World Cup quarter-final win over Norway.