Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer/World Cup’ Category

Amandine Henry rescues France in extra-time to knock out Brazil

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

France survived a tense extra-time knockout match against Brazil and advanced to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals when captain Amandine Henry redirected Amel Majri's free kick for a tiebreaking goal in the 107th minute of a 2-1 victory on Sunday night at Le Havre.

Cameroon left seething as England gets VAR-aided victory

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Steph Houghton scored on a rare free kick to set England on its way to a 3-0 victory over Cameroon on Sunday, clinching a place in the Women's World Cup quarter-finals after a game punctuated by the anger of the African team over VAR decisions.

Norway stuns Australia in penalty kicks victory

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Ingrid Engen hit the decisive penalty kick and Norway beat Australia in a shootout Saturday night to advance to the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup.

Germany blanks Nigeria to reach 8th straight quarter-final

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
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Germany advanced to the Women's World Cup quarter-finals for the eighth straight time, beating African champion Nigeria 3-0 Saturday at Grenoble, France.

U.S. Soccer, women’s team tentatively agree to mediate gender discrimination lawsuit

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

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.

FIFA makes penalty shootout rule change mid-tournament

Friday, June 21st, 2019

The debut of video review in women's soccer is causing confusion and has pushed FIFA to make a rule change heading into the knockout phase of the World Cup. FIFA received approval from the game's lawmaking body to suspend the rule that goalkeepers must be shown yellow cards for stepping off the goal-line during penalty shootouts.

Margin for error shrinks as Canada enters deep waters of knockout stage

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Despite a somewhat deflating loss to the Netherlands to wrap up the preliminary round, Canada still has everything to play for at the Women's World Cup. The fifth-ranked Canadians have a date with ninth-ranked Sweden on Monday in the round-of-16 in Paris.

Canada falls to Netherlands to finish 2nd in Group E

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The Netherlands overcame Christine Sinclair's 182nd international goal to beat Canada 2-1 on Thursday at Reims and earn a round of 16 matchup against Japan at the Women's World Cup.

Scotland suffers crushing collapse to scuttle hopes of advancing

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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Florencia Bonsegundo converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time on her second attempt, and Argentina overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 30 minutes for a 3-3 draw against Scotland on Thursday night that eliminated the Scots from the Women's World Cup.

A win over Dutch and Canada can avoid U.S. matchup in next round

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Canada goes into its final group game against the Netherlands on Thursday at the Women's World Cup knowing it is already assured of a berth in the knockout stage whatever the result.