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

Canada’s Kenneth Heiner-Moller examines lessons learned from Women’s World Cup

Monday, August 12th, 2019
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Head coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller has run through a gamut of emotions since a round-of-16 loss to Sweden on June 24 sent the Canada's women home from the World Cup earlier than expected. He says his team's play in the final third of the field was the issue.

FIFA approves immediate expansion of Women’s World Cup to 32 teams

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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FIFA's Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women's World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament but made no mention of changing prize money.

Jill Ellis resigns as coach of U.S. women’s soccer team

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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A person with knowledge of the situation says U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis is stepping down after leading the team to back-to-back Women's World Cup titles.

Canadian women’s soccer team drops to No. 7 in FIFA rankings

Friday, July 12th, 2019
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Canada has dropped two places to No. 7 in the FIFA world rankings after exiting in the round of 16 at the recent Women's World Cup.

New York marks U.S. women’s soccer victory parade with expanded pay equity laws

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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New York state expanded a state law Wednesday that prohibits gender pay discrimination, making it illegal to pay someone less based on characteristics including race, religion, disability or gender identity.

Megan Rapinoe fuses politics, equal pay as World Cup prize-money gulf widens

Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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After the United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a row, the trophy presentation was overshadowed by fans chanting for "equal pay."

World Cup win shows U.S. women playing in class of their own

Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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The Americans don’t hope to win. They expect to. There is a confidence, bordering on arrogance, taken into every contest. The U.S. throws down the gauntlet and dares its opponent to rebel.

U.S. defeats the Netherlands for record 4th Women’s World Cup title

Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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The United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.

Sweden takes advantage of porous England defence to take third place

Saturday, July 6th, 2019
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Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson each scored and Sweden beat England 2-1 Saturday night to take third place in the Women's World Cup.

Dutch have no room for error against dominant U.S. team in Women’s World Cup final

Friday, July 5th, 2019
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The Americans will come out with all guns blazing to try and impose their authority on the game. To have any chance, the Netherlands must hold strong and be focused on winning individual battles.