In recent devastating news for the Manchester City and England women skipper, her husband, ex-Bolton footballer Stephen Darby has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. And in the wake of the player's response to such tragedy, England coach Phil Neville has praised Houghton's class in dealing with such harrowing events.
One eye on the future? Another youthful squad selection for England Women has seen Gabby George and Lucy Staniforth recalled to the senior team by boss Phil Neville ahead of next month's international fixtures.
FA chief executive Martin Glenn has come out and spoken about the controversy surrounding Mark Sampson, sacked on Wednesday night from his role as England Women manager.
FA chief executive Martin Glenn explained that the manager was sacked after the FA received "full details" of complaints against him.
Reports claim that the England Women's head coach is set to step down following recent controversy surrounding his behaviour.
The England Women manager has been subject to a number of FA investigations after reported racist behaviour.
First-half goals from Elena Danilova and Elena Morozova handed Russia a surprise 2-1 win over Italy in the Group B opener at the women's Euro in the Netherlands on Monday.