International soccer

In this Wednesday, April 24, 2019 photo, Hiba from Iraq prepares for a training session of Hestia FC Women's Refugee Soccer team in Athens. Many of the players at Hestia FC weren't allowed to play or even watch soccer matches in their home countries. Hestia FC was set up by the Olympic Truce Centre, a non-government organization created in 2000 by the International Olympic Committee and Greek Foreign Ministry. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 09, 2019 - 5:32 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Many of the players at Hestia FC weren't allowed to play — or even watch — soccer matches in their home countries. In Greece, they make up the country's first women's refugee team and hail from 14 countries including Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Eritrea and Ethiopia. At a...
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July 09, 2019 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A ticker tape parade to shower the U.S. women's national soccer team with praise and paper confetti will start at 9:30 a.m. EDT in New York City on Wednesday. It will be the city's first ticker tape parade since the team's Women's World Cup win in 2015. The procession will move up...
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United States women's soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the Women's World Cup trophy as she poses for the media after arriving with the rest of the team at Newark Liberty International Airport, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 09, 2019 - 10:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe stepped off the plane with champagne in hand — a fizzy souvenir from a most memorable trip overseas. "Thank you, France, for the hospitality," the U.S. soccer star said. "But wow, we are very excited to be back in America." The U.S. women's national team arrived in New...
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July 09, 2019 - 10:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a July 8 story about the women's soccer champions returning to the U.S., The Associated Press erroneously identified the city in the dateline. The team arrived in Newark, New Jersey, not Newark, New York. A corrected version of the story is below: US Women's...
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United States women's soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the Women's World Cup trophy as she celebrates in front of the media after arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 09, 2019 - 8:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. win of the Women's World Cup (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. women's team showed off their World Cup trophy and took questions from cheering kids on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square. Nearly 15.6 million U.S. viewers watched...
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United States women's soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the Women's World Cup trophy as she celebrates in front of the media after arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 09, 2019 - 8:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. win of the Women's World Cup (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. women's team showed off their World Cup trophy and took questions from cheering kids on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square. Nearly 15.6 million U.S. viewers watched...
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July 09, 2019 - 3:33 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — France midfielder Paul Pogba's future with Manchester United was in the spotlight as the team arrived in Perth for a 10-day visit that includes two friendlies, a corporate golf day and a soccer clinic with disadvantaged children. The English Premier League team plays its...
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The United States players hold the trophy celebrating at the end of the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. The US defeated the Netherlands 2-0. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 08, 2019 - 4:34 pm
LYON, France (AP) — As the U.S. players celebrated their Women's World Cup title by dancing on the field, a chant rose from the crowd in Lyon: "Equal pay! Equal pay!" It was a fitting tribute after the team's monthlong march to a fourth overall title in the sport's premier tournament, where equity...
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Members of the United States women's soccer team, winners of a fourth Women's World Cup, pose with the trophy by their plane after arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Newark, N.J. Julie Ertz holds the trophy, Megan Rapinoe, front right, gestures, and Alex Morgan, back left, also gestures. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 08, 2019 - 3:42 pm
The United States' 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Sunday's FIFA Women's World Cup final averaged nearly 15.6 million U.S. viewers on English- and Spanish-language television. It was the most-viewed match this season, but a decrease from the 2015 final. The match averaged 14.27 million viewers...
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Portraits of the USA women's soccer team members are visible in the windows of a building on Fifth Avenue, in New York, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Women's soccer engages the U.S. every four years, then disappears for most fans like Brigadoon. In the wake of the Americans' record-setting fourth World Cup title Sunday, July 7, 2019, the hard part remains ahead: the weekly work of boosting the National Women's Soccer League. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 08, 2019 - 10:27 am
Megan Rapinoe, the lavender-haired icon of women's soccer, maintains that green is the key to her sport's sustainability. "For me, it's about the Benjis," she said. Women's soccer engages the U.S. every four years, then disappears for most fans like a comet leaving the solar system. In the wake of...
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