Women's soccer

Italy's Cristiana Girelli celebrates after scoring her side's third goal during the Women's World Cup Group C soccer match between Italy and Jamaica at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 14, 2019 - 1:58 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — Cristiana Girelli scored a hat trick to put Italy into the second round of the Women's World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Jamaica on Friday. It was Italy's second hat trick at the World Cup, as Girelli joined Carolina Morace, who did it at the inaugural 1991 tournament. Girelli'...
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Scotland's Kim Little, center, vies for the ball with Japan's Narumi Miura, right, and Japan's Yuika Sugasawa, left, during the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between Japan and Scotland at the Roazhon Park in Rennes, France, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 14, 2019 - 11:27 am
RENNES, France (AP) — Mana Iwabuchi had an early goal and then Japan held off a late charge from Scotland for a 2-1 victory on Friday at the Women's World Cup. Iwabuchi, who was on the Japanese team that won the World Cup in 2011, scored in the 23rd minute to give Japan its first goal of the...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, a Pantsir antiaircraft missile system, left, stands on guard of the air space above Saint Petersburg stadium which will host some 2018 World Cup matches in St.Petersburg, Russia. A year after hosting the World Cup, Russia is boasting the biggest club soccer crowds since Soviet days and participation at the amateur level is on the rise. Still, there are signs of trouble for the sport. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
June 14, 2019 - 2:26 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A year after hosting the World Cup, Russia is boasting the biggest club soccer crowds since Soviet days and participation at the amateur level is on the rise. Still, there are signs of trouble for the sport. Fans are concerned about efforts to bring tight World Cup security measures...
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Thailand's Orathai Srimanee congratulates United States' Megan Rapinoe, left, after their Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between the United States and Thailand at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The US defeated Thailand 13-0.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 13, 2019 - 3:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — The U.S. national team's 13-0 rout of Thailand did more than expose vast differences between two teams, it highlighted the overall inequality in the Women's World Cup field. Players for the defending champion U.S. team enjoy things like nutritionists and massage therapists, access to...
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Australia's Chloe Logarzo, top, celebrates with a teammate at the end of the Women's World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Australia defeated Brazil 3-2. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 13, 2019 - 2:32 pm
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil at the Women's World Cup, even after Marta added a record 16th career tournament goal. Marta, who sat out Brazil's opening game with a left thigh injury, became the first player to score in five...
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Brazil's Marta celebrates at the end of the Women's World Cup Group C soccer match between Brazil and Jamaica in Grenoble, France, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Marta has been ruled out for Brazil's opening match at the Women's World Cup because of a left thigh injury. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
June 12, 2019 - 5:39 pm
PARIS (AP) — Brazil played coy on the status of star player Marta ahead of its Women's World Cup match against Australia, a team reeling from a first-round upset and unsure if it will face the six-time FIFA Player of the Year. Marta did not play in Brazil's opening game against Jamaica because of a...
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United States' scorer Lindsey Horan, right, celebrates their side's 3rd goal with Megan Rapinoe 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. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 12, 2019 - 2:14 pm
REIMS, France (AP) — The goals were one thing, the celebrations another. The U.S. women's national team faced criticism following its record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on Tuesday night. The win set a World Cup record for goals and margin of victory. Alex Morgan alone had five goals, matching...
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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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