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UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Megan Rapinoe has 2 goals and U.S. knocks France out 2-1 in Women’s World Cup quarterfinals

France was vying to become the first nation to simultaneously hold the men’s and women’s World Cup trophies, but the home-field advantage and the flag-waving crowd that belted out La …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Women’s World Cup quarterfinals preview: Italy, Netherlands try to advance in heat wave

Italy and the Netherlands are hot about the heat. Contesting the only Women’s World Cup quarterfinal being played in the afternoon means playing in some of the harshest temperatures of …


Phil Neville relaxed going into England’s quarterfinal vs Norway

The quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup open with England playing Norway. England finished third at the tournament four years ago when Norway only made it to the round of …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Jerry Brewer: Megan Rapinoe isn’t here to make you comfortable

It’s hard to keep count of all the polarizing ways that people describe Megan Rapinoe.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Video review creates drama at Women’s World Cup

Video review has brought both confusion and questions at the Women’s World Cup. The Video Assistant Referee was integrated into the men’s World Cup in Russia last year, leading to …


Investment pays off as Europe dominates Women’s World Cup

A record seven European teams have made it to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup. Investment domestically is raising standards for players, cementing Europe’s control of the international game. …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

FIFA opens disciplinary case vs Cameroon over WWCup behavior

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon for players’ conduct during the team’s loss to England in the Women’s World Cup. The Cameroon team protested VAR decisions in a 3-0 …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

President Donald Trump calls out Megan Rapinoe for comments about White House visit

President Donald Trump called out U.S. women’s national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a video surfaced on social media in which she used profanity when she said she wasn’t going …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

It’s on: The World Cup clash between the U.S. and France

The United States and France are preparing for what many say is a final in the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup. The defending champion U.S. team will face the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

United States blanks rival Sweden 2-0, finishes atop group at Women’s World Cup

The defending champion U.S. national team faced its toughest test of the Women’s World Cup and remained dominant Thursday night, beating Sweden 2-0 to serve up a measure of revenge …


Women’s World Cup Day 14 preview: United States and Sweden highlight final group stage day

Finally the United States will face a tough opponent in the Women’s World Cup, and it’s a team that embarrassed the Americans in their last significant tournament. The defending champions …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Argentina overcomes late 3-goal deficit, knocks out Scotland

Florencia Bonsegundo converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time on her second attempt, and Argentina overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 30 minutes for …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

England beats Japan 2-0 to clinch top spot in Group D

England remained undefeated at the Women’s World Cup and clinched top spot in its group with a 2-0 victory over Japan. Ellen White scored both goals against Japan and has …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Christen Press isn’t dwelling on past miss against Sweden

A devastating missed penalty kick in a loss at the Olympics could have been the lowest point of Christen Press’ career. Instead, it was a motivator and defining moment for …


Brazil left frustrated by Venezuela defense, VAR after draw

Brazil was left frustrated by both the Venezuela defense and video assistant refereeing after another lackluster outing at the Copa America. The Brazilians had two goals disallowed by VAR during …


Uruguay embracing status of Copa America favorite

Uruguay is starting to embrace the status of Copa America favorite. The Uruguayans were wary of it at first, but after their convincing 4-0 opening win over Ecuador it became …


Michel Platini: “It hurts,” soccer star says of police questioning

Former UEFA president Michel Platini was released from custody after being questioned as part of a corruption investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The former …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Spain coach Luis Enrique stepping down for personal reasons

The Spanish soccer federation says Luis Enrique is stepping down as coach of the national team for personal reasons. Federation president Luis Rubiales says assistant coach Roberto Moreno will take …


Wedding to follow World Cup for U.S. teammates Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris

The tie that binds U.S. defender Ali Krieger and American goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris is likely the strongest at the tournament: They got engaged last year and are set to get …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Soccer great Michel Platini now mired in corruption scandals

Michel Platini was a winner for club and country on the soccer field, and became one of the sport’s most high-profile administrators off it. His lofty reputation in the so-called …


Women’s World Cup Day 13 preview: England and Japan to meet in rematch of 2015 semifinal

England was overjoyed to make it to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup four years ago, an overachievement the squad believed, so the eliminating loss to Japan wasn’t a …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Sam Kerr has 4 goals and Australia beats Jamaica 4-1

Sam Kerr scored four goals, one shy of the World Cup record and the most by an Australian, in a 4-1 victory over Jamaica on that advanced the Matildas into …


Marta sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Italy that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for …


U.S. wants win vs Swedes, even if it would mean tougher path

Victory is the goal for the United States in its group stage finale against Sweden, even though a loss might give the Americans an easier path through the knockout rounds …


Former FIFA head Sepp Blatter: Sarkozy meeting key to Qatar vote

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the arrest of soccer great Michel Platini as part of a French corruption probe lends weight to his version of how the United States …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

France detains soccer great Michel Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to the desert nation of Qatar have taken soccer great Michel Platini …


Women’s World Cup Day 10 preview: United States face Chile with chance to advance in World Cup

The United States gets back on the field at the Women’s World Cup just as the uproar following its opening 13-0 win is quieting down. Criticized for both running up …


Canada advances with 2-0 victory over New Zealand

Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. Fleming took …


Cross-sports push at World Cup for gender pay equality

Venus Williams joined retired soccer star Julie Foudy and ice hockey player Hilary Knight on the Eiffel Tower to highlight the push for pay equality for women athletes. The trio …


United States’ Carli Lloyd adjusts to new role, but doesn’t accept it

Carli Lloyd, star of the World Cup in Canada four years ago, is playing a vastly different role at the event in France.