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

Netherlands will play in 1st World Cup final after defeating Sweden in extra time

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
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A long-range strike from Jackie Groenen sent the Netherlands into their first Women's World Cup final as they edged Sweden 1-0 after extra time in their semifinal on Wednesday.

U.S. star Megan Rapinoe not in starting lineup for semifinal vs. England

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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Captain Megan Rapinoe, who scored all four goals for the U.S. women's national team in its previous two matches, was not in the starting lineup for the Women's World Cup semifinal match against England in Lyon, France, on Tuesday.

Sweden breaks through stout German defence to grab surprising victory

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Stina Blackstenius scored the go-ahead goal just minutes into the second half and Sweden surprised Germany with a 2-1 quarter-final victory Saturday night at the Women's World Cup.

It’s just Rapinoe being Rapinoe: U.S. soccer star stands out for being herself

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

With a colourful vocabulary and manner to match her pinkish-purple hair, Megan Rapinoe stands out simply by being Megan Rapinoe.

Netherlands converts pair of free kicks to oust Italy in quarters

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Vivianne Miedema and Stefanie van der Gragt headed in free kicks to send the Netherlands into its first Women's World Cup semifinal with a 2-0 victory over Italy on Saturday.

Rapinoe scores twice as U.S. knocks out host France

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Megan Rapinoe struck twice as the United States beat hosts France 2-1 in the women's World Cup quarter-finals at the Parc des Princes on Friday to set up a semifinal clash with England.

United States’ Rapinoe stands by statement about not going to White House

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Megan Rapinoe apologized Thursday for using coarse language in saying she would not visit the White House if the United States wins the Women's World Cup. She otherwise said she stands by her statement about not going, with the exception of the expletive.

FIFA opens disciplinary case against Cameroon for offensive behaviour

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon for misconduct and offensive behaviour during the team's loss to England in the Women's World Cup.

Trump takes aim at U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe over White House invite

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

President Donald Trump called out U.S. women's national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a months-old video was posted on social media in which she used profanity when she said she wasn't going to the White House if the team wins the Women's World Cup.

Christine Sinclair passed on crucial penalty kick in loss to Sweden and many are wondering why

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

When Janine Beckie and not Christine Sinclair walked to the penalty spot Monday in Canada's Women's World Cup loss to Sweden with a chance to tie the game at 1-1, many wondered why.