FIFA Women's World Cup

England head coach Philip Neville gestures to his players during the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Norway and England at the Oceane stadium in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 30, 2019 - 11:18 am
LYON, France (AP) — Preparing for the Women's World Cup semifinal against the United States, coach Phil Neville was irritated to discover the Americans scoping out England's hotel. The Americans would move into it if they win the next game. U.S. coach Jill Ellis insisted it was a sign of good...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe, center, celebrates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between France and the United States at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 29, 2019 - 2:02 pm
The Americans' 2-1 victory over France set a record for the most-watched Women's World Cup quarterfinal match on U.S. English-language television. Fox drew 6.12 million viewers for Friday's match, and peaked at 8.24 million. The game was the most-watched English-language soccer telecast in the...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe, center, celebrates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between France and the United States at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 29, 2019 - 11:29 am
PARIS (AP) — With a colorful vocabulary and manner to match her pinkish-purple hair, Megan Rapinoe stands out simply by being Megan Rapinoe. She celebrated her two goals in the quarterfinal match against France at the Women's World Cup by raising both arms in victory, reminiscent of Russell Crowe...
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France's Marion Torrent, center left, and Amel Majri react after the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between France and the United States at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019. the U.S. won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 28, 2019 - 5:04 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's Women's World Cup hopes wilted in the heat, stifled by a relentless United States team more suited to big-game pressure. Les Bleues were second best most of Friday night, losing their quarterfinal 2-1 , and only creating genuine pressure after scoring late. Wendie Renard's...
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Netherlands' Lieke Martens, center, celebrates after scoring her side's second goal from the penalty spot during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 28, 2019 - 3:32 pm
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — Italy and the Netherlands are hot about the heat. Contesting the only Women's World Cup quarterfinal being played in the afternoon means playing in some of the harshest temperatures of the French heat wave. And the teams aren't happy. The Netherlands even asked FIFA to...
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France's Amandine Henry celebrates at the end of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Brazil at the Oceane stadium in Le Havre, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. France beat Brazil 2-1. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 27, 2019 - 1:32 pm
PARIS (AP) — The United States has its ranking and its trophies, and that's all the motivation France needs. The Americans face the French on Friday night at the Women's World Cup, a match that's been described as a final in the quarterfinals. It really has it all: The defending champions against...
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U.S. women’s national team soccer player Megan Rapinoe speaks at a news conference on Thursday, June, 27, 2019, in Paris, France. Rapinoe apologized for using an expletive in an interview in which she said she would not visit the White House if the team wins the Women’s World Cup. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson).
June 27, 2019 - 12:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — Megan Rapinoe said Thursday that she stands by previous comments that she would not visit the White House if the United States wins the Women's World Cup. "I stand by the comments that I made about not wanting to go to the White House, with the exception of the expletive," she said. "...
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United States'Megan Rapinoe, middle, is challenged by Spain's Vicky Losada, left, and her teammate Lucia Garcia during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and US at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 27, 2019 - 9:41 am
PARIS (AP) — 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. Her comments at a previously...
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England players celebrate at the end of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. England beat Cameroon 3-0. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 27, 2019 - 3:13 am
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Facing his biggest match as a first-team manager, England's Phil Neville seemed remarkably relaxed with a day to go. Unlike the former Manchester United and England player's wife, Julie. "She worries like mad, prays, lights candles," he said. "She is struggling with the...
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Referee Melissa Borjas, center, consults with VAR after awarding a penalty to the Dutch team during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Lieke Martens scored from the spot and the Netherlands won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 26, 2019 - 2:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — Video review has created confusion and brought questions at the Women's World Cup. The Video Assistant Referee, or VAR, was integrated into the men's World Cup in Russia last year, leading to calls for it to also be used for the women's tournament in France. But it certainly hasn't...
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