International soccer

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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Haiti midfielder Steeven Saba and Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado (18) fight for the ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
July 03, 2019 - 2:57 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mexico played with flair, dominated the ball, dodged a few counters by Haiti. El Tri played a complete game except for one area: Finishing. Unable to score on multiple golden opportunities, Mexico needed Raul Jimenez's goal on a penalty kick in the 93rd minute to end Haiti's...
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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' Weston Mckennie, right, celebrates with Tyler Boyd after Mcnennie's goal during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match against Curacao, Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 01, 2019 - 12:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Christian Pulisic and the United States are headed to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals after an underwhelming performance against Curacao. The U.S. was outplayed during the second half by the world's 79th-ranked national team but managed to advance with a 1-0 win Sunday night...
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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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