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

Canada’s women’s World Cup exit leaves bitter taste

Monday, June 24th, 2019
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Canada knows all about Sweden. Two of the pioneers of the women's game, these two have been slugging it out for decades. What we witnessed in Paris should have surprised no one who follows the game.

5th-ranked Canada eliminated by Sweden in round of 16

Monday, June 24th, 2019
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Canada's campaign for the Women's World Cup ended Monday with a disappointing 1-0 loss to Sweden that saw the Canadians miss a chance to tie the game from the penalty spot.

U.S. benefits from controversial penalty to beat Spain, advance to quarter-finals

Monday, June 24th, 2019
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The United States needed two Megan Rapinoe penalties, one of them controversial, to beat Spain 2-1 on Monday and set up a quarter-final clash with hosts France at the women's World Cup.

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

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.