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2019 women's world cup

  • Ranked No. 1 in the world, the Americans had dropped only one match in their previous 38, a loss to France in Le Havre in January. The team is 7-1-2 overall this year, with six straight wins ...

    Alex Morgan tied a World Cup record with five goals as the defending champion U.S. national team opened the Women’s World Cup with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on Tuesday night.

  • Olivia Chance screwed wide from inside the box on 87 minutes before the excellent Nchout made space in the box and slotted in with the last kick of the game ...

    Ajara Nchout scored two superb goals, including an injury-time winner, as Cameroon dramatically beat New Zealand 2-1 to reach the last 16 of the World Cup, where they will face England.

  • Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez scored as Algeria moved level with Senegal at the top of Africa Cup of Nations Group C with a win over Kenya.

  • Brazil had a chance to go ahead near the end of the first extra-time period when Debinha broke in alone and beat goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi, ...

    France survived a tense extra-time knockout match against Brazil and advanced to the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals when captain Amandine Henry redirected Amel Majri’s free kick for a tiebreaking goal in the 107th minute of a 2-1 victory on Sunday night at Le Havre.

  • Popp broke the deadlock from Lina Magull’s corner, the goal being awarded after a VAR review ruled there was no offside.

    Double champions Germany, inspired by skipper Alexandra Popp, continued their unbeaten run at the women’s World Cup by beating Nigeria 3-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals on Saturday.

  • Efficient and resolute, the Germans remain unbeaten in 14 games since March 2018, while they are yet to lose to Spain after five meetings.

    Germany made it two wins from two at the Women's World Cup as they claimed a narrow win over Spain in Group B.

  • With their pedigree in the women's game, Martina Voss-Tecklenberg's Germany side were heavy favourites to progress having ...

    Two-time champions Germany suffered a shock Women's World Cup quarter-final exit as Sweden came from behind to beat them 2-1 in Rennes.

  • France top Group A with six points from two games - three ahead of second-placed Norway and third-placed Nigeria - with one group game left against Nigeria on Monday (20:00 BST).

    France are "outsiders" for the Women's World Cup, according to boss Corinne Diacre, despite the hosts all but securing a place in the knockout stage with victory over Norway.

  • Nigeria had finished third in Group A with three points having suffered a late 1-0 loss to hosts France on Monday.

    Nigeria’s women sealed a place in the knockout phase of the World Cup for the first time in 20 years without kicking a ball on Thursday — three days after their last group game.

  • China had only allowed one goal in its three group stage games but the talented Italian attack broke down the vaunted defense.

    Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women’s World Cup after a convincing 2-0 win over China on Tuesday night.

  • Chile created little in the way of chances, and battled to keep possession, giving the ball away on 70 occasions in the first 45 minutes.

    Kosovare Asllani and Madelen Janogy scored late on as fancied Sweden labored to a 2-0 victory over women’s World Cup debutants Chile in their Group F encounter at Roazhon Park in Rennes on Tuesday.

  • Lloyd earned the start after coming off the bench in the opener, and in the 11th minute became the first player to score in six straight World Cup matches.

    Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals for the United States in a somewhat subdued 3-0 victory over Chile that advanced the defending Women’s World Cup champions to the round of 16.

  • The Netherlands, taking part in only their second women’s World Cup, will play Italy in Valenciennes on Saturday after the Azzurre beat China 2-0 earlier on Tuesday.

    The Netherlands reached the women’s World Cup quarter-finals for the first time when Lieke Martens’ last-gasp penalty earned them a 2-1 victory against Japan on Tuesday.

  • Italy were the surprise team of the tournament. This was their first World Cup in 20 years and they topped a group including Australia, Brazil and ...

    The Netherlands reached the Women's World Cup semi-finals for the first time thanks to two second-half headers against Italy in Valenciennes.

  • The tough loss after a strong defensive effort means 19th-ranked New Zealand is still looking for its first-ever World Cup victory.

    Jill Roord came off the bench and scored in stoppage time to give the Netherlands a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in the Women’s World Cup group opener for both teams Tuesday.

  • The game marked the first time a women’s World Cup semi-final had gone to extra time and it proved a tight contest between the two sides, ...

    A long-range strike from Jackie Groenen sent European Champions the Netherlands into their first women’s World Cup final as they edged Sweden 1-0 after extra time in their last-four clash on Wednesday.

  • Guro Reiten and Lisa Marie Utland scored to help Norway open the Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Nigeria on Saturday night.

  • There was no repeat of England’s 6-0 rout of its neighbor at the European Championship two years ago.

    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.

  • Because of the loss Friday, France does not qualify for the 2020 Olympics. The top three European finishers at the World Cup qualify.

    Controversy didn’t drive Megan Rapinoe, the big moment did.

  • Nigeria will confirm a place in the knockout stage if they beat hosts France, one of the tournament favourites, on Monday (20:00 BST) in Rennes.

    A brilliant goal by former Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala helped earn Nigeria a first win at the 2019 Women's World Cup - and all but end South Korea's hopes of reaching the last-16.

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