And you thought the football season was over!
There’s been more international football this week than you can shake a stick at, including a record-breaking World Cup win and some Brazilian boo-boys. All this and more, in Life After Football’s Recap of the Week…
Dutch Lionesses are through to the last 16
With two games in a week and two wins, too, the Oranje are through to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup in France.
Goals from Miedema and Bloodworth, more than redeeming her miss in the first win, saw Netherlands beat Cameroon 3-0 and seal their passage to the knockouts. How far will they go?
USWNT put 13 (thirteen!) past Thailand
All eyes were on the US team this week as they started their World Cup campaign as the holders and favourites to win the whole thing.
After the result of the tournament so far, they are still very much the favourites. Alex Morgan scored 5 and assisted 3 in a record-breaking match.
Coutinho scores two as Brazil get booed
The Copa America got underway this week in Brazil, but the home fans’ excitement turned to frustration as their team walked in at half-time goalless with Bolivia.
The boos rung out, sparking a better second half from Seleçāo who eventually won 3-0.
Eden Hazard unveiled as a Real Madrid player
We were all saved of what could have been a summer-long saga, as Eden Hazard officially joined Real Madrid.
Thousands turned out at the Bernabeau to welcome the Belgium captain, who is now their newest Galactico.