Women's soccer

Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala gets away from South Korea's Hwang Bo-ram on her way to scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup Group A soccer match between Nigeria and South Korea in Grenoble, France, Wednesday June 12, 2019.(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
June 12, 2019 - 11:21 am
GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Asisat Oshoala became the second Nigerian player to score in two different Women's World Cup tournaments with a late goal in a 2-0 victory over South Korea on Wednesday. Chidinma Okeke chipped the ball past the South Korean defense in the 75th minute and Oshoala chased it...
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Young fans wearing Japanese flag hair ribbons sit on the stand prior the start of the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between Argentina and Japan at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 12, 2019 - 7:59 am
PARIS (AP) — FIFA has withdrawn a claim that 1 million tickets have been sold for the Women's World Cup and now says the total includes people paying nothing to attend games, including VIPs and even medical staff. FIFA deleted a tweet posted on Tuesday that said: "One million tickets for the @...
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United States' Alex Morgan, second right, celebrates after scoring her side's 12th goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Thailand at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Morgan scored five goals during the match. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 11, 2019 - 7:34 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — Thailand was never a real threat to the U.S. national team. Even so, the three-time Women's World Cup champions had no desire to go easy on a lesser opponent in their opening game. Goals matter in the group stage. And statements matter in soccer's biggest tournament. "Obviously...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Lyon soccer player Ada Hegerberg, of Norway, celebrates her goal during the women's soccer UEFA Champions League final match against FC Barcelona, in Budapest, Hungary. The world’s best player won’t be at the Women’s World Cup but the world’s best team will be, with both sides taking a stand for equality. (Balazs Czagany/MTI via AP, File)
June 11, 2019 - 5:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — The match between host nation France and Norway could have been a reunion for star Ada Hegerberg and her club teammates. Hegerberg has refused to play for Norway the last two years as she's pushed for equality throughout the game and respect in her country. Hegerberg's stance removed...
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Cameroon fans cheer on their team during the Women's World Cup Group E soccer match between Canada and Cameroon in Montpellier, France, Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 11, 2019 - 2:53 pm
NICE, France (AP) — FIFA's attempt to hype Women's World Cup ticket sales didn't go exactly as planned. The sport's governing body gave the impression that tickets for the tournament in France were hard to come by when it boasted to the public a month ago: "You can still buy tickets for a few...
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June 11, 2019 - 2:28 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — Becky Sauerbrunn was not in the U.S. national team's starting lineup for its Women's World Cup opener against Thailand because of a quad injury. Julie Ertz was moved to the backline for Tuesday night's game and Samantha Mewis got the start in the midfield. The team said...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 25, 2019, file photo, United States women's national soccer team head coach Jill Ellis smiles during a training session at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Ellis has criticized FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, for scheduling two other finals, for the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the Copa America, on the same day as the Women's World Cup championship game. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
June 10, 2019 - 5:23 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — Thailand can dream. It just might not do any good against the U.S. national team. Thailand kicks off the Women's World Cup on Tuesday with a daunting challenge against the defending champion United States. The top-ranked Americans are seeking their fourth overall World Cup...
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Argentina's Sole Jaimes gestures at the end of the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between Argentina and Japan at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Monday, June 10, 2019. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 10, 2019 - 4:54 pm
PARIS (AP) — At the final whistle of their Women's World Cup opener, Argentina's players dropped to their knees as if they'd won the entire tournament. They didn't even win the game. But for the first time ever, they didn't lose, either. Argentina played to a 0-0 draw against Japan to earn its...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 25, 2019, file photo, United States women's national soccer team head coach Jill Ellis smiles during a training session at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Ellis has criticized FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, for scheduling two other finals, for the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the Copa America, on the same day as the Women's World Cup championship game. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
June 10, 2019 - 3:21 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis has downplayed critical comments made by former goalkeeper Hope Solo, who said the World Cup-winning coach "cracks under pressure." Ellis addressed the remarks Monday, a day before the defending champion U.S. team opens World Cup play against...
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England's Ellen White, right, celebrates with England's Nikita Parris after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between England and Scotland in Nice, France, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 09, 2019 - 6:58 pm
NICE, France (AP) — Sitting in her hotel on the French Riviera on the eve of her World Cup debut, England forward Nikita Parris suddenly felt an unexpected twinge of nerves. "I'm not going to lie to you," Parris said. "I said to Abbie (McManus), my roommate, 'I've got butterflies.' I hadn't...
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