Women’s World Cup
A new generation of stars has emerged at the Women’s World Cup. Colombia’s Linda Caicedo and England’s Lauren James have been among the brightest talents so far in a global tournament that has seen the likes of Brazil’s Marta, Canada’s Christine Sinclair and U.S. veteran Megan Rapinoe playing for th
What’s on tap
The quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup are set after Colombia and France joined Sweden, Japan, England, Spain, Australia and Netherlands in the last eight.
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The website Outsports, which covers the gay sports community, says there’s at least 95 out LGBTQ+ athletes competing in the Women’s World Cup.
The anti-discrimination “One Love” captain’s armband denied to teams at the men’s World Cup in Qatar are being worn at the Women’s World Cup in an amended version approved by soccer authorities.
Players who reached the knockout round of the Women’s World Cup got larger individual bonuses that can be life-changing to many of them.
Jamaica’s Women’s World Cup run might be over but the team’s fight for support back home continues. The Reggae Girlz were disbanded 15 years ago when the Jamaican federation cut funding for the team.
It was before sunrise in Colombia when the celebrations began. Catalina Usme’s goal at the Women’s World Cup in Melbourne — 14,000 kilometers (8,700 miles) away — helped Colombia beat Jamaica 1-0 and advance to the quarterfinals for the first time.
France has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup by beating Morocco 4-0. France’s all-time leading scorer Eugenie Le Sommer struck once in each half as her country moved into a showdown with co-host Australia in Brisbane on Saturday for a spot in the semifinals.
Catalina Usme scored early in the second half and Colombia beat Jamaica 1-0 to advance to the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals for the first time.
Chiamaka Nnadozie’s Nigeria lineup had two chances hit the crossbar in a scoreless draw and only missed out on the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals after losing a penalty shootout against England.
The United States’ early Sunday morning loss to Sweden in the Round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup averaged a combined English- and Spanish-language audience of 2.79 million viewers.
Star England forward Lauren James stepped on a Nigeria defender late in a tense round-of-16 game and received a red card that could rule her out of the remainder of the Women’s World Cup.
Australia has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup after looking in danger of exiting the tournament in the first round.
It would be understandable if the coaches of France and Morocco had divided loyalties when their teams meet in the round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup in Adelaide on Tuesday.
England held firm despite a red card for Lauren James to beat Nigeria on penalty kicks and advance to the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup.
Sam Kerr has been named as a substitute for Australia’s round-of-16 match against Denmark at the Women’s World Cup.
The daughter of reggae legend Bob Marley is the “fairy godmother” of the Jamaican players at the Women’s World Cup.
History will be made Tuesday in at least one of the Women’s World Cup knockout games, where three teams try to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time in their history.
The once-dominant Americans crashed out of the Women’s World Cup on penalties after a scoreless draw with Sweden in the Round of 16.
Megan Rapinoe wanted a different finish for her final Women’s World Cup. Even with the disappointing conclusion, she was grateful for her wildly successful run with the U.S. national team.
The United States played its best game of this Women’s World Cup and it wasn’t good enough to stop the two-time reigning champions from being eliminated in the round of 16.
Randy Waldrum was described by one federation official as the worst coach to ever lead the Super Falcons to a Women’s World Cup when he dared speak up about pay and conditions for the Nigeria women’s team.
Sam Kerr wasn’t needed as co-host Australia advanced to the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup by beating Canada 4-0 in a make-or-break final group game.
The verdict is still out on the legitimacy of both Australia and England at the Women’s World Cup, where each team has a chance Monday to move into the quarterfinals and make a claim as true tournament contenders.
Keira Walsh has recovered from a knee injury in time to make England’s starting lineup for a Women’s World Cup round of 16 match against Nigeria.
Netherlands has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup after a 2-0 win over South Africa.
South Africa has already upset the odds to advance to the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup. Now it is aiming to spring another surprise against one of the tournament favorites.
Japan has scored its 14th goal of the Women’s World Cup and conceded its first in a 3-1 win over Norway to reach the quarterfinals for the fourth time.
Fans of the United States women’s soccer team remained faithful viewers no matter what hour the game was on.
Star forward Ada Hegerberg has come on late but isn’t able to make a difference as Norway loses 3-1 to Japan in the Women’s World Cup round-of-16 match at Wellington.
Aitana Bonmati scored twice to lead Spain to a 5-1 rout over Switzerland to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time.
The No. 1-ranked Americans face third-ranked Sweden in the round of 16. The final whistle will close the international career of either Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. or Caroline Seger of Sweden.
Star playmaker Alexia Putellas has come off the bench and goalkeeper Cata Coll has made her full international debut as Spain beat Switzerland 5-1 to reach the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals for the first time.
The shot that hit the post in the Americans’ scoreless draw with Portugal not only allowed the defending champions to advance out of the group stage, it also preserved any meaningful betting action in the U.S. on the Women’s World Cup.
FIFA says it is investigating a complaint of alleged misconduct related to the Zambia team which played at the Women’s World Cup.