FIFA Women's World Cup

Italy's Elisa Bartoli, right, jumps over China goalkeeper Peng Shimeng, second right, just before Italy's Valentina Giacinti scored the opening goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Italy and China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 25, 2019 - 5:22 pm
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women's World Cup after a convincing 2-0 win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe, front, celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal from a penalty kick during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and US at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 24, 2019 - 6:06 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — Spain tested the United States like no other team at the Women's World Cup. The U.S. looked disorganized at times facing Spain's aggressive and physical style before pulling out a 2-1 victory Monday night. It could have been just what the Americans needed: France is waiting...
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United States goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, left, makes a save in front of Spain's Virginia Torrecilla, second left, during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and United States at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 24, 2019 - 5:55 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — Alyssa Naeher's European vacation ended quickly Monday night. After three games with little to do, the 31-year-old American goalkeeper blundered in her first World Cup knockout match, playing a short pass to Becky Sauerbrunn that led to Spain's tying goal just 2 minutes, 40...
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Sweden's Stina Blackstenius, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Canada and Sweden at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 24, 2019 - 5:19 pm
PARIS (AP) — 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...
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France's Amandine Henry celebrates at the end of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Brazil at the Oceane stadium in Le Havre, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. France beat Brazil 2-1. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 23, 2019 - 7:33 pm
As the score remained tied in extra time and the clock ticked toward a penalty kicks shootout, France's stress kept increasing. Hosting the Women's World Cup, Les Bleues are expected to win the title or at least come close. "It's not simple. We're playing on our home turf," coach Corinne Diacre...
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England's Steph Houghton, third from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring her side's first goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 23, 2019 - 4:15 pm
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — 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...
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England's Ellen White, front, and Japan's Rikako Kobayashi, right, challenge for the ball during the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between Japan and England at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 22, 2019 - 8:28 pm
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — Phil Neville doesn't seem to mind if Cameroon could have spied on his training session. The England coach's lineup could still be hard to decipher ahead of Sunday's round of 16 meeting at the Women's World Cup. Cameroon's staff could have had a bird's eye view of England...
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Norway's Ingrid Syrstad Engen celebrates after scoring in the penalty shoot-out of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Norway and Australia at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France, Saturday, June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 22, 2019 - 8:02 pm
NICE, France (AP) — 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...
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Germany's Lea Schueller, left, tussles for the ball with Nigeria's Chinwendu Ihezuo during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Germany and Nigeria at Stade del Alpes in Grenoble, France, Saturday, June 22, 2019. Schueller scored once in Germany's 3-0 victory. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
June 22, 2019 - 3:09 pm
Alexandra Popp had just scored a go-ahead goal against Nigeria in her 100th international appearance when Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita signaled for a video review to determine whether a German teammate Svenja Huth, who was in an offside position, obstructed the view of goalkeeper Chiamaka...
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United States players embrace following their team's 2-0 win over Sweden in the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match at Stade Océane, in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 22, 2019 - 7:47 am
REIMS, France (AP) — U.S. Soccer and players for the women's national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay. The federation and representatives for the players confirmed the agreement, first reported in the...
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