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Sophie Ingle: Wales women can follow men to reach World Cup

Wales captain Sophie Ingle says the women's side can "follow in the footsteps" of the men's team and qualify for the World Cup. The women's squad is in south east Spain ahead of a friendly match against New Zealand on Tuesday - the final match before two final World Cup qualifiers away in Greece and at home against Slovenia.
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Chelsea Women midfielder Sophie Ingle on WSL title race and how playing with boys as a child shaped her as a footballer

Growing up as a football-loving kid in Wales, there were no girls team for Sophie Ingle to join. Instead, she played with the boys team at Vale Wanderers until the age of 12. Despite her parents' best efforts, she was forced to take a break from the game as Football Association of Wales' rules stated girls could not play on boys teams when she turned 12-years-old. Having little access to girls teams while growing up is a well-told and all too familiar story for many female professional footballers.
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Sophie Ingle effort not enough as Wales beaten by France in World Cup qualifier

Wales suffered a 2-1 defeat in Women’s World Cup qualifying as France maintained their 100 per cent record at Llanelli.Wendie Renard and Marie-Antoinette Katoto scored as France, who are ranked third in the world – 28 places above Wales – made it seven wins from as many games.Sophie Ingle halved the deficit with a deflected strike 19 minutes from time, and Wales were denied an equaliser when Gemma Evans’ header was ruled out for offside.Helen Ward was sent on in stoppage time to win her 100th cap and become the fourth Welsh woman to reach the milestone after Ingle, Jess...
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Sophie Ingle: Big scores show ‘massive gap’ still exists, says Wales captain

Sophie Ingle: Big scores show ‘massive gap’ still exists, says Wales captain. Captain Sophie Ingle says Wales' 6-0 win over Kazakhstan and England's 8-0 victory over North Macedonia in 2023 Women's World Cup qualifiers show that a "massive gap" still exists within the women's game. Ingle hopes those teams will...
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