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The England women's national football team has been governed by the Football Association (FA) since 1993, having been previously administered by the Women's Football Association (WFA). England played its first international match in November 1972 against Scotland. Although most national football teams represent a sovereign state, as a member of the United Kingdom's Home Nations, England is permitted by FIFA statutes to maintain its own national side that competes in all major tournaments, with the exception of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.
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England women: Lionesses to play Germany in friendlyEngland women will travel to Germany for a friendly against two-time world champions in Wiesbaden on Tuesday, 27 October.
England women: New boss Sarina Wiegman is a coach who tells players the truthSarina Wiegman, who is to succeed Phil Neville as England's head coach in September 2021, has the track record to take the Lionesses to the next step.
England women: Sarina Wiegman to succeed Phil Neville in September 2021Netherlands women's manager Sarina Wiegman will succeed Phil Neville as England's head coach in September 2021.
England women: Netherlands boss Sarina Wiegman is preferred choice to succeed Phil NevilleNetherlands women's manager Sarina Wiegman is the FA's preferred choice to succeed Phil Neville as England's head coach.
England women: Phil Neville successor could be appointed next weekPhil Neville's replacement as England women's manager could be announced by the Football Association next week.
England women will not take part in 2021 SheBelieves CupEngland women will not take part in next year's SheBelieves Cup in the USA.
England women: Who could replace Phil Neville as Lionesses coach?With Phil Neville to leave as England's head coach in 2021, BBC Sport take a look at his potential successors and who you think will replace him.
England need 'experienced manager' after NevilleEngland need a more experienced manager to replace Phil Neville, says former Lionesses goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis.
Phil Neville: England women's boss to leave role next summerPhil Neville is to leave his role as England women's manager next summer.
Lucy Bronze: England & Lyon defender's journey from pizzas to World CupsEngland and Lyon star Lucy Bronze describes life at eight, 18 and 28 after winning the 2020 BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.
USA 2-0 England: Lionesses beaten in SheBelieves Cup openerEngland begin their SheBelieves Cup title defence with a disappointing defeat against world champions the United States.
England women's football: Olympics talk banned at SheBelieves Cup - Phil NevilleEngland manager Phil Neville says the SheBelieves Cup will not be an audition for his players before the Olympics and that talk of Tokyo has been banned
SheBelieves Cup: Everton striker Chloe Kelly named in Phil Neville's England squadEngland Women's coach Phil Neville names Everton striker Chloe Kelly in his squad for the SheBelieves Cup in March.
'England is Lionesses' best striker', says Chelsea boss HayesBeth England is England's "best number nine" and should be recognised as such by Phil Neville, says Chelsea boss Emma Hayes.
SheBelieves Cup: England Women face USA, Japan and Spain in title defenceHolders England confirm their participation in March's SheBelieves Cup, along with the United States, Japan and Spain.
Izzy Christiansen: Everton re-sign England Lioness from LyonEngland international Izzy Christiansen leaves European champions Lyon to return to Women's Super League side Everton.
Heather Knight column: England women 'can't wait to start new era'England women's captain Heather Knight on secret Santas, life-size gingerbread houses and the challenges of playing in Malaysia.
PNG Orchids beat England Women with last-gasp tryA last-minute Shirley Joe try gives Papua New Guinea a first Test win against England Women and levels their series.
England 1-2 Germany: Phil Neville says Lionesses' form is 'totally unacceptable'Head coach Phil Neville takes responsibility for England's "totally unacceptable" form after the Lionesses lose to Germany at Wembley.
Lisa Keightley: England women appoint Australian as head coachAustralian Lisa Keightley is appointed as the first full-time female head coach of the England women's team.
Leah Williamson: England player giving Phil Neville selection headachesPhil Neville is bombarded by Instagram messages from fans wanting Leah Williamson to play for England, but why are they so excited by the Arsenal defender?
Beth Mead taps in for England women after 'huge error' from Portugal keeperBeth Mead taps in winner for England women after Portugal keeper Patricia Morais lets an Alex Greenwood cross slip through her fingers.
England game and F1 could be affected as typhoon changes courseEngland's final World Cup group match against France and F1 qualifying could be affected as the typhoon that is due to hit Japan changes course.
England 1-2 Brazil: Defeat by Brazil extends Lionesses' winless streakEngland's World Cup homecoming was spoiled by Brazil as the Lionesses' poor run of form continued in front of a record crowd for a match outside Wembley
England v Brazil: Debinha's header gives Brazil the lead against EnglandBrazil go 1-0 up against England thanks to Debinha's header after 49 minutes
Steph Houghton: England 'will do anything' for captainEngland will "do anything" for captain Steph Houghton, says manager Phil Neville as the Lionesses help to raise awareness of her husband's motor neurone disease charity.
England v Argentina: Billy Vunipola enjoying Japan's Rugby World Cup before next matchBilly Vunipola says he is feeling recharged after some downtime in Osaka as England prepare to face Argentina on Saturday.
England women: Jordan Nobbs returns for Brazil and Portugal friendliesEngland women boss Phil Neville recalls midfielder Jordan Nobbs for his side's friendlies against Brazil and Portugal.
Fit-again Nobbs back in England squad for Brazil & PortugalEngland women boss Phil Neville recalls midfielder Jordan Nobbs for his side's friendlies against Brazil and Portugal.
Mark Sampson: Police investigate alleged threats to ex-England women's bossMark Sampson took over as caretaker manager of Stevenage earlier this week.
Have Neville's England gone backwards since Women's World Cup?Why England women must improve on defensive frailties before fans can "thank their lucky stars" to have Phil Neville in charge.
Norway v England: Georgia Stanway opens scoring for EnglandGeorgia Stanway scores an “unbelievable goal” as England take the lead against Norway in their friendly in Bergen.
England women: Phil Neville likens Lucy Bronze role to Philipp LahmEngland women's boss Phil Neville says Lucy Bronze will continue in her midfield role and likens her to former Germany full-back Philipp Lahm.
Norway v England: Lionesses forward Jodie Taylor says team's football 'best it's ever been'England forward Jodie Taylor believes the Lionesses are playing their best ever football under head coach Phil Neville - but still need to improve.
Belgium 3-3 England highlights: Nikita Parris penalty salvages draw for LionessesNikita Parris' late penalty salvages a draw for England against Belgium in a friendly full of defensive errors.
Belgium 3-3 England: Sloppy Lionesses salvage drawNikita Parris's late penalty saves England's blushes as they throw away a two-goal lead to draw with Belgium in their first game since the World Cup.
Belgium v England: Jodie Taylor opens the scoring for the LionessesJodie Taylor's fine finish gives England a first-half lead against Belgium in their friendly in Leuven.
Lionesses: Striker Fran Kirby and defender Alex Greenwood out with injuriesChelsea striker Fran Kirby and Lyon defender Alex Greenwood withdraw from the England squad with injury.
England women concede eight to Dutch in semi-final thrashingEngland women are thrashed 8-0 by defending champions the Netherlands in the EuroHockey Championships semi-finals.
England women friendlies to be shown live on BBC TVBBC TV will show live coverage of England women's friendly internationals against Belgium and Norway.
EuroHockey Championships 2019: England qualify for semis after narrow Belarus winEngland's women qualify for the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships after labouring to a 4-3 victory over Belarus in Antwerp.
Lionesses: Phil Neville names four debutants in squad for friendliesLionesses coach Phil Neville names his 24-player squad for England Women's upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Norway.
Four debutants in Lionesses squad for friendlies against Belgium and NorwayLionesses coach Phil Neville names his 24-player squad for England Women's upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Norway.
England women set for home attendance record for Germany gameEngland women are set for a record crowd for a home match after selling more than 50,000 tickets for a game against Germany at Wembley in November.
England women drop to fifth in rankings as United States stay topEngland women fall two places to fifth in the Fifa rankings despite reaching the semi-finals of this summer's World Cup.
Women's World Cup 2019: Watch 10 of the best goals from the tournamentRe-live 10 of the the best goals from the Women's World Cup in France, including Lucy Bronze's stunning strike for England against Norway.
Women's World Cup: England finish fourth after Sweden defeatEngland finish fourth at the Women's World Cup after losing 2-1 to Sweden in the third-place play-off in Nice.
Toni Duggan: England forward leaves Barcelona after two seasonsEngland forward Toni Duggan leaves Barcelona after two seasons with the Women's Champions League finalists.
Karen Carney: England and Chelsea midfielder announces retirementEngland and Chelsea midfielder Karen Carney announces her retirement aged 31 after a career that included reaching the Women's World Cup semi-finals twice.
Women's World Cup: England v USA most-watched programme of 2019England's World Cup semi-final defeat to the United States was the most-watched television programme of the year so far in the UK - with a peak audience of 11.7m.