• Europe Dec 2, 2019

    Rapinoe, Messi Win Ballon d'Or Awards

    After becoming the first six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi said he’s far from finished. “I hope to continue for a long time,” Messi said on Monday in Paris from behind a row of the trophies which honor the world’s best soccer player.

  • social media Jul 7, 2019

    Morgan Says Tea-Sipping Celebration Was Nod to Sophie Turner

    Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women’s World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner’s amusing Instagram posts. No, it wasn’t a dig at England or a random reference to the Boston Tea Party, or any number of other theories out there. “My celebration was actually more ‘that’s the tea,’ which is telling a story, spreading news,”...

  • Canada Jun 24, 2019

    Sweden Through to Quarterfinals With 1-0 Win Over Canada

    Stina Blackstenius scored early in the second half and Sweden advanced to the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Canada on Monday night. Blacktenius scored in the 55th minute. Canada had a chance to pull even in the 69th but goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl stopped Janine Beckie’s penalty kick after a handball was called on Kosovare...

  • Canada Jun 23, 2019

    England Beats Seething Cameroon 3-0 to Advance in World Cup

    As the Cameroon players protested and play was delayed, England’s staff and players watched in disbelief. “I didn’t know what was going on,” England coach Phil Neville said. “Are they going to walk off?” Twice, the English couldn’t be sure if Sunday’s Women’s World Cup last-16 game would resume as the opposition lost its cool in the humidity of northern...

  • COACH Jun 23, 2019

    Norway Beats Australia on Penalties to Reach Quarterfinals

    Ingrid Hjelmseth proved to be a shootout hero once again as Norway beat Australia on penalties Saturday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup. Hjelmseth saved Emily Gielnik’s kick and Ingrid Engen, who is playing in her first World Cup, hit the decisive penalty as Norway won the shootout 4-1 after the match had finished 1-1....

  • China Jun 18, 2019

    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 on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time. The 33-year-old forward, playing in her fifth World Cup, scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute at Stade du...

  • China Jun 17, 2019

    Women's World Cup: Spain and China Advance With Scoreless Draw

    Spain and China played to a scoreless draw Monday that advanced both squads to the round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup. Spain finished second in Group B behind Germany. La Roja advanced to the knockout stage for the first time and will face the winner of Group F on Monday at Reims — likely the United States if...

  • China Jun 17, 2019

    France Goes 3-0 at World Cup With 1-0 Win Over Nigeria

    France completed World Cup group play with a 3-0 record for the first time, beating Nigeria 1-0 Monday night at Rennes when Wendie Renard converted a penalty kick in the 79th minute after missing her first attempt but getting a second chance.

  • Sweden Jun 16, 2019

    Thailand Scores 1st World Cup Goal in 5-1 Loss to Sweden

    Thailand finally found something to celebrate after a humiliating start to the Women’s World Cup. It was just a single goal, and it came in a 5-1 loss to Sweden on Sunday, but it was enough to briefly allow the Thai squad to celebrate. Thailand was routed 13-0 by the United States in its opener. Sweden, which advanced into the...

  • China Jun 15, 2019

    Canada, The Netherlands Advance in Women's World Cup

    The Netherlands advanced in the Women’s World Cup with a 3-1 win against Cameroon. Meanwhile, 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 on Saturday night....
    Vivianne Miedema scored a goal in each half Saturday to advance the Netherlands into the...

  • China Jun 14, 2019

    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 on Friday in a 1-0 victory over Argentina. The Argentines, who scored their first ever World Cup point in an opening draw against Japan, were resilient but Taylor finally found a way past goalkeeper Vanina Correa in the...

  • China Jun 14, 2019

    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 on Friday. It was Italy’s second hat trick at the World Cup, as Girelli joined Carolina Morace, who did it at the inaugural 1991 tournament. Girelli’s three goals were the third hat trick so far this...

  • China Jun 14, 2019

    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 on Friday at the Women’s World Cup. Iwabuchi, who was on the Japanese team that won the World Cup in 2011, scored in the 23rd minute to give Japan its first goal of the tournament. Yuika Sugasawa converted a penalty...

  • China Jun 14, 2019

    China Beats South Africa 1-0 to Set Up Decider vs. Spain

    China is back on track at the Women’s World Cup after a 1-0 win against South Africa on Thursday. China evened itself with Spain for second place in Group B with three points, and now focuses on its next match and the push to join group leader Germany in the last 16.

  • United States Jun 10, 2019

    Cristiane's Hat Trick Gives Brazil 3-0 Win Over Jamaica

    Cristiane scored all three goals and Brazil spoiled Jamaica’s first-ever Women’s World Cup match with a 3-0 victory on Sunday. The veteran forward’s goal in the 64th minute for the hat trick came on a free kick that curled just under the crossbar. She also scored in the 15th and 50th minutes for the Brazilians, who were playing without star...

  • Captain Jun 10, 2019

    Italy Beats Australia 2-1 on Bonansea's Stoppage Time Goal

    Barbara Bonansea scored twice, including the game-winner in stoppage time, as Italy upset Australia 2-1 in the Women’s World Cup on Sunday. Bonansea got past Australian captain Sam Kerr with a header that caught goalkeeper Lydia Williams off guard in the fifth minute of stoppage time. The Juventus player also had the equalizer in the 56th minute for the 15th-ranked...

  • Los Angeles Mar 8, 2019

    Women's National Soccer Team Players Sue for Equal Pay

    Three months before beginning their defense of their Women’s World Cup title, American players escalated their legal dispute with the U.S. Soccer Federation over equal treatment and pay. Players filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the federation Friday, alleging ongoing “institutionalized gender discrimination” that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men’s national team.

  • COACH Jul 11, 2018

    World Cup: Croatia Defeats England to Reach Final

    Croatia’s legs seemed heavy, burdened by the accumulated toll of consecutive penalty-kicks wins needed to get this far. England had gone ahead with a free kick just five minutes in, dominated play and appeared headed to its first World Cup final since 1966. Then the second half started and it was as if a different Croatian team had replaced the...

  • Israel Jun 26, 2018

    Prince William Visits Israel's Holocaust Memorial

    Prince William began his visit to Israel on Tuesday with an emotional visit to Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and a meeting with two survivors who escaped Nazi Germany for the safety of Britain. Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, who guided the Duke of Cambridge through the museum’s exhibitions detailing Nazi Germany’s genocide of 6 million Jews during World War...

  • Mexico Jun 18, 2018

    World Cup: Mexico Shocks Germany, Switzerland Holds Brazil to Draw, Serbia Tops Costa Rica

    Hirving Lozano scored from about 14 yards out to give Mexico a shock 1-0 win over Germany, the defending World Cup champions. Lozano took a pass from Javier Hernandez and got around Mesut Ozil and had a clear path to the net in the 35th minute. It was his eighth international goal. Both teams had many chances in the open-ended...

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