International soccer

Panelist, from left, Catt Sadler, formerly of E!, hockey player Hilary Knight, retired soccer player and ESPN commentator Julie Foudy and tennis star Venus Williams discuss gender pay inequity Saturday, June 15, 2019, at a forum hosted by lUNA Bar at the Salon Gustave in the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. (AP Photo/Ronald Blum)
June 15, 2019 - 5:19 pm
PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams joined retired soccer star Julie Foudy and ice hockey player Hilary Knight in the Eiffel Tower to highlight the push for pay equality for women athletes. The trio gathered Saturday night for a forum sponsored by LUNA bar and moderated by Catt Sadler, who quit E! in...
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United States' coach Jill Ellis gestures as she talks to her player Carli Lloyd during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between the United States and Thailand at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 15, 2019 - 1:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd is not accepting her new role. Not at all. Lloyd was the star of the 2015 Women's World Cup four years ago in Canada, scoring three goals in the first 16 minutes of the final to help the U.S. national team win its third World Cup title. The hat trick earned Lloyd the...
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Netherlands' Shanice Van De Sanden, left, and Netherlands' Sherida Spitse, right, celebrate after the Women's World Cup Group E soccer match between the Netherlands and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes, France, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The Netherlands defeated Cameroon by 3-1. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 15, 2019 - 11:45 am
Vivianne Miedema scored a goal in each half Saturday to advance the Netherlands into the second round of the Women's World Cup for the second straight tournament with a 3-1 win over Cameroon on Saturday at Valenciennes, France. Miedema put the Dutch in the lead in the 41st minute of the Group E...
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Canadian team celebrate after their 1-0 win in their Women's World Cup Group E soccer match between Canada and Cameroon in Montpellier, France, Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 14, 2019 - 6:43 pm
PARIS (AP) — 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 the Raptors won early Friday morning. But the players copped to immediately checking the...
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England's Beth Mead, front, celebrates after her teammate Jodie Taylor scored the opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between England and Argentina at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 14, 2019 - 6:40 pm
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — As roommates at the Women's World Cup, Jodie Taylor and Beth Mead have built a connection that helped lead England into the second round of the tournament. Mead delivered a low cross from the left flank and Taylor sneaked into a central location, nudging the ball into the...
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United States' Carli Lloyd attempts to control the ball as Thailand's Miranda Nild , left, watches during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between the United States and Thailand at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 14, 2019 - 2:26 pm
PARIS (AP) — The goalkeeper who allowed 13 goals when the United States routed Thailand at the Women's World Cup has thanked Carli Lloyd for offering words of encouragement following the humiliating defeat. Lloyd sought out Sukanya Chor Charoenying immediately following the record-breaking U.S...
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Italy's Cristiana Girelli celebrates after scoring her side's third goal during the Women's World Cup Group C soccer match between Italy and Jamaica at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 14, 2019 - 1:58 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — 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'...
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Scotland's Kim Little, center, vies for the ball with Japan's Narumi Miura, right, and Japan's Yuika Sugasawa, left, during the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between Japan and Scotland at the Roazhon Park in Rennes, France, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 14, 2019 - 11:27 am
RENNES, France (AP) — 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...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 file photo, Zvonimir Boban, FIFA's Deputy Secretary General for Football, holds the lot of Germany during the draw for the soccer Confederations Cup 2017, in Kazan, Russia. FIFA presidential adviser Zvonimir Boban is returning to AC Milan as its chief football officer, it was announced Friday, June 14, 2019. Boban has been the deputy secretary general with responsibility for soccer issues. FIFA says he is leaving within days. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)
June 14, 2019 - 9:18 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA presidential adviser Zvonimir Boban is returning to the club closest to his heart, AC Milan, as its chief football officer. Boban, the deputy secretary general with responsibility for soccer issues, is leaving within days, FIFA said Friday announcing the news . Boban teams up...
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Portugal players celebrate with their trophy after defeating the Netherlands 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League final soccer match at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 14, 2019 - 5:32 am
ZURICH (AP) — 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 in second, Copa America host Brazil, and England complete an unchanged top four in the standings published Friday. World Cup runner-up Croatia...
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