FIFA Women's World Cup

Seattle Storm's Sue Bird talks to reporters Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Seattle, before the team's WNBA basketball game against the New York Liberty. Bird's rehabilitation on her left knee is continuing, but the surgery she had in late May was a bit more extensive than initially expected and has put any return this season in question. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 7:40 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird found one upside to having knee surgery that has kept her out of the entire WNBA season to date. She won't be missing any playing time to attend the Women's World Cup final on Sunday in Lyon, France, to see if the United States can win its fourth title. "What they're doing...
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Netherlands' Jackie Groenen celebrates after scoring during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Sweden, at the Stade de Lyon outside Lyon, France, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 03, 2019 - 7:32 pm
LYON, France (AP) — When Jackie Groenen received the ball, even though she was outside the penalty area, the Dutch midfielder knew she had to seize her opening. It was 99 minutes into a grueling Women's World Cup semifinal, and neither the Netherlands nor Sweden was finding a clear path to the goal...
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United States' Alex Morgan, right, scores her side's second goal, during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 03, 2019 - 5:29 pm
The Americans' 2-1 victory over England in Tuesday's Women's World Cup semifinal averaged nearly 8 million U.S. viewers on English- and Spanish-language television. The match averaged 7.025 million viewers on Fox, according to the network and Nielsen, and peaked at more than 9 million over the late...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe warms up before the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 03, 2019 - 4:14 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Still facing a backlash over saying she wouldn't visit the White House if the United States wins the World Cup, Megan Rapinoe said Wednesday that she considers herself a proud American. "I think that I'm particularly, uniquely and very deeply American," she said. "If we want to...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino watches a Copa America Group A soccer match between Brazil and Peru at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
July 03, 2019 - 11:22 am
LYON, France (AP) — The coach of the Afghanistan women's soccer team is "disgusted" with Gianni Infantino over the handling of sexual abuse cases and calls on the FIFA president to resign. FIFA banned Keramuudin Karim for life from soccer last month for repeated sexual abuse of female players while...
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United States' Alex Morgan celebrates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 02, 2019 - 8:00 pm
LYON, France (AP) — With Alex Morgan's cheeky tea-sipping celebration and a postgame mobbing of goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, the United States has moved a step closer to successfully defending its latest Women's World Cup title. Morgan scored the go-ahead goal and Naeher preserved the 2-1 semifinal...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe pauses during a training session of the US Women's Soccer team at a training ground in Lyon, France, Monday, July 1, 2019. The US will face England in a Women's World Cup semifinal match Tuesday in Lyon. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
July 02, 2019 - 2:33 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Megan Rapinoe was not in the starting lineup for the United States in the Women's World Cup semifinal match against England on Tuesday night. Rapinoe has two goals in each of the last two games for the United States and five for the tournament. She shares the lead for most goals...
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United States' coach Jill Ellis during the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between France and the United States at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 30, 2019 - 1:14 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Preparing for the Women's World Cup semifinal against the United States, coach Phil Neville was irritated to discover the Americans scoping out England's hotel. The Americans could move into the hotel if they win the next game. U.S. coach Jill Ellis insisted it was a sign of...
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June 30, 2019 - 9:38 am
RENNES, France (AP) — In a story June 29 about Sweden ousting Germany at the Women's World Cup, The Associated Press erroneously reported details of the 2003 World Cup final involving both teams. The score was Germany 2, Sweden 1, not 2-0, and the game was played in Carson, California, not Shanghai...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe, center, celebrates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between France and the United States at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 29, 2019 - 5:02 pm
The Americans' 2-1 victory over France set a record for the most-watched Women's World Cup quarterfinal match on U.S. English-language television. Fox drew 6.12 million viewers for Friday's match, and peaked at 8.24 million. The game was the most-watched English-language soccer telecast in the...
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