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

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.

Marta’s record-setting goal gives Brazil win over Italy

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil's 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time.

Christine Sinclair mingles with Dutch fans ahead of World Cup showdown

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Wandering around Reims on an off-day, Canada captain Christine Sinclair couldn't help but run into visiting Dutch fans ahead of Thursday's Group E showdown at the Women's World Cup.

UEFA president Platini arrested as part of 2022 World Cup probe

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Former UEFA president Michel Platini was questioned by police Tuesday after being arrested in a corruption probe of the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said.

Spain, China advance with scoreless draw

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Spain and China played to a scoreless draw Monday that advanced both squads to the round of 16 at the Women's World Cup.

Germany blanks South Africa to win Group B

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Germany won its Women's World Cup group for the fifth consecutive time and avoided an immediate matchup with the United States by routing South Africa 4-0 on Monday.