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First Women's Club World Cup dates set for 2026

The first edition of the Women's Club World Cup has been proposed to start during January-February 2026, with the 16-team tournament to be held every four years, world football governing body FIFA said on Wednesday.

Why Chelsea's Champions League exit is a 'disappointment' for Emma Hayes (1:13)
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What can we expect from the latest Barcelona-Lyon UCWL final? (2:21)
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Hayes: Buchanan red card worst decision in UWCL history (1:57)
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Hayes slams ref: 'Worst call in UWCL history'

Emma Hayes has said that Chelsea were "robbed" in their Champions League semifinal loss on Saturday as she gave a scathing assessment of the officiating.

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Hayes: Big crowd could edge Chelsea past Barça

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes said on Friday that she hopes the large crowd headed to Stamford Bridge will help her team beat Barça in the Champions League.

Can Lyon's Champions League pedigree see them through their semifinal second leg against PSG? (1:49)
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Lyon score 3 late goals to beat PSG in UWCL semi

Lyon pulled off a stunning late comeback to snatch a 3-2 win at home to Paris Saint-Germain in their all-French UEFA Women's Champions League semifinal first leg on Saturday, with all three Lyon goals coming in the last 10 minutes.

How Chelsea disrupted Barcelona's home dominance in UWCL semifinal win (2:18)
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Chelsea stun Barça 1-0 in UWCL semifinal

An Erin Cuthbert strike gave Chelsea a shock 1-0 win over defending champions Barcelona in their Women's Champions League semifinal first leg at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

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Barça's targeting back-to-back UWCL titles - Walsh

Keira Walsh has said she is extra motivated to face Chelsea at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday as Barcelona eye back-to-back Champions League titles.

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38dTom Hamilton

Sources: Bompastor to be next Chelsea boss

Women's Super League champions Chelsea are set to appoint Lyon manager Sonia Bompastor as Emma Hayes' successor, sources have told ESPN.