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Women’s World Cup Day 9 preview: Canada inspired by Toronto Raptors NBA title

Inspired by Canada’s first NBA title, the country’s national women’s soccer team is aiming to emulate the Toronto Raptors magical run. The fifth-ranked Canadians were fast asleep in France when …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Jodie Taylor puts England in World Cup last 16 with game to spare

Jodie Taylor scored her first international goal in 14 months to send England into the second round of the Women’s World Cup in a 1-0 victory over Argentina. The Argentines …


Cristiana Girelli’s hat trick lifts Italy into next round of World Cup

Cristiana Girelli scored a hat trick to put Italy into the second round of the Women’s World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Jamaica. It was Italy’s second hat trick …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Thailand goalkeeper thanks Carli Lloyd for reaching out

Carli Lloyd sought out Thailand’s goalkeeper following the U.S. team’s 13-0 rout at the Women’s World Cup. The goalkeeper thanked Lloyd on Twitter for her gesture, even as the United …


Sam Mewis makes memories with first World Cup goal

Sam Mewis had a rocky journey to the Women’s World Cup because of an injury that set her back. But she got the start in the team’s first game in …


Japan holds off Scotland 2-1 at Women’s World Cup

Mana Iwabuchi had an early goal and then Japan held off a late charge from Scotland for a 2-1 victory at the Women’s World Cup. Iwabuchi was on the Japanese …


UEFA Nations League winner Portugal rises in FIFA rankings

Nations League champion Portugal is up two places to No. 5 in the FIFA men’s rankings which are still led by Belgium. World champion France, Copa America host Brazil, and …


Women’s World Cup Day 8 preview: Argentina soaring after historic opener, eager for England

Argentina was absolutely giddy after earning its first ever point in Women’s World Cup competition with a draw against Japan in the opening round. The Argentinian squad is ranked 37th …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

China beats South Africa 1-0 to set up decider vs. Spain

China’s players held their nerve to get back on track with a scrappy 1-0 win against resilient South Africa. The win evened China with Spain in second place in Group …


U.S. rout of Thailand highlights inequity in Women’s World Cup field

The U.S. national team’s 13-0 rout of Thailand did more than expose differences between two teams, it highlighted the overall inequality in the Women’s World Cup field. Players for the …


Australia beats Brazil 3-2 with aid from an own goal

An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil at the Women’s World Cup on Thursday, spoiling Marta’s record 16th career goal in the tournament. Marta, who sat …


Women’s World Cup Day 7 preview: Brazil unsure if Marta will play against Australia

Brazil played coy on the status of star player Marta ahead of its Women’s World Cup match against Australia, a team reeling from a first-round upset and unsure if it …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

France beats Norway 2-1 to remain undefeated in World Cup

Host nation France recovered from scoring an own goal to beat Norway 2-1 for its second consecutive win at the Women’s World Cup. Eugenie Le Sommer scored the winner from …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Germany gets another 1-0 win at World Cup, beating Spain

Sara Dabritz scored in the 42nd minute to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Spain. It was Germany’s second successive 1-0 victory in Group B. Germany took the lead against …


United States catches heat for Women’s World Cup goal celebrations in rout of Thailand

The U.S. women’s national team faced criticism following its record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand. The win set a World Cup record for goals and margin of victory. Alex Morgan alone …


Nigeria earns 4th World Cup win, 2-0 over South Korea

Asisat Oshoala became the second Nigerian player to score in two different Women’s World Cup tournaments with a late goal in a 2-0 victory over South Korea. Chidinma Okeke chipped …


Tyler Adams will miss Gold Cup with injured groin

U.S. midfielder and defender Tyler Adams will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of an injured groin, the third regular starter who will not be available to the struggling American …


Women’s World Cup Day 6 preview: Ada Hegerberg’s absence prevents reunion with Lyon teammates

The match between host nation France and Norway could have been a reunion for superstar Ada Hegerberg and her club teammates. But the striker has refused to play for home …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Alex Morgan has 5 goals as U.S. routs Thailand 13-0 in Women’s World Cup opener

Alex Morgan tied a World Cup record with five goals and the defending champion U.S. national team opened the Women’s World Cup with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on …


Sweden defeats newcomers Chile 2-0 after delay

Kosovare Asllani’s goal after a weather delay broke up a scoreless stalemate and Sweden went on to win its Women’s World Cup opener 2-0 on Tuesday to spoil Chile’s debut …


Netherlands bests New Zealand 1-0 on stoppage time goal

Jill Roord came off the bench and scored in stoppage time to give the Netherlands a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in the Women’s World Cup group opener for both …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Despite FIFA ticket boast, most World Cup games not sold out

FIFA says 14 of 52 Women’s World Cup games have sold out. The information comes a month after boasting only a “few matches” still had tickets available. The governing body …


Norway opens World Cup with 3-0 win over Nigeria

Guro Reiten and Lisa Marie Utland scored, and Norway opened the Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Nigeria. The 1995 winners played without Ada Hegerberg, the 2018 FIFA …


Spain downs South Africa 3-1 for 1st Women’s World Cup win

Spain has won a game at the Women’s World Cup for the first time, beating South Africa 3-1 behind two penalty kicks by Jennifer Hermoso. Spain is ranked No. 13 …


Giulia Gwinn scores as Germany beats China 1-0 at Women’s World Cup

Giulia Gwinn scored a second-half winner Saturday as two-time champion Germany opened its Women’s World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win against China. Gwinn’s powerful 66th-minute shot from the edge …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

FIFA vice president Ahmad questioned by French authorities

FIFA vice president Ahmad Ahmad was detained and questioned by French authorities in the latest criminal investigation to hit the governing body of world soccer. FIFA says Ahmad is “being …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

U.S. forward Josh Sargent dropped from Gold Cup roster

Josh Sargent has been dropped from the U.S. roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup after being picked to train with the national team instead of joining the Americans at the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Jamaica beats U.S. 1-0, 2nd home loss vs Caribbean since ’69

Jamaica dealt the U.S. just its second home defeat to a Caribbean nation in a half-century, beating the Americans 1-0 in an exhibition that made coach Gregg Berhalter’s new-look team …


Crystal Dunn upped her game after getting cut in 2015

Crystal Dunn was among the last cuts on the U.S. national team for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. That move just made her all the more determined to …


U.S. rallies to beat France 3-2, reach Under-20 quarterfinals

Sebastian Soto tied the score with his second goal of the match in the 74th minute and Justin Rennicks got the go-ahead goal in the 83rd to lead the United …