• USWNT defender Becky Sauerbrunn thanks her childhood hero, Carla Overbeck

    3 monthes ago - By ESPN

    USWNT Becky Sauerbrunn will never forget the day she watched Carla Overbeck lead the 99ers to a World Cup title. Now, as she tries to win a second World Cup of her own, she says thank you to the captain who taught her how to lead. 
    The first time I saw you, I was 14. It was 1999, and my club teammates and I traveled from St. Louis to Chicago to watch the U.S. women's national team play Nigeria in the World Cup group stage. My friends were into Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy - players...
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  • Reflections from a Chinese-American home during the 1999 Women's World Cup final

    Reflections from a Chinese-American home during the 1999 Women's World Cup final

    3 monthes ago - By ESPN

    IF AMERICA AND China went to war, whose side would you be on?
    As a kid, I was often asked this question on my visits to Beijing. I was the only person in my family born in the U.S. , and even at a young age I could sense that the question, presented as a joke, was a trap. Picking America would put me at war with my family, an especially awkward predicament when they all stared at me, chopsticks suspended in midair, waiting for an answer. Picking China, well, wasn't I actually...
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  • Soccer-Rampant Sweden pummel Thailand 5-1 to book last 16 spot

    Soccer-Rampant Sweden pummel Thailand 5-1 to book last 16 spot

    3 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Sweden produced a breathtaking display of attacking football to thrash Thailand 5-1 in Nice on Sunday and book their place in the last 16 of the women's World Cup. Thailand, coming off a record 13-0 loss to defending champions United States in their Group F opener, conceded twice in the opening 20 minutes as they struggled to win aerial battles against a much taller Swedish team. Centre back Linda Sembrant broke the deadlock for Sweden with a thumping header off an Elin Rubensson free kick, before midfielder Kosovare Asllani pounced on a rebound to double their lead.
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  • Dahlkemper: USWNT have a winning DNA

    3 monthes ago - By ESPN

    Abby Dahlkemper insists the USWNT are not focusing on games beyond Sweden in the World Cup.
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  • Cricket World Cup: Vince caught by Mujeeb Ur Rahman off Dawlat Zadran

    3 monthes ago - By BBC

    Opener James Vince is caught by Mujeeb Ur Rahman at short fine leg in England's match against Afghanistan at Old Trafford.
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  • Japan Women vs England Women Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

    3 monthes ago - By Goal

    The Lionesses are already assured of a place in the knockout stages and look worthy favourites to record a third straight World Cup win in Nice
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  • Afcon Power Rankings: Who can challenge Mohamed Salah's Egypt?

    Afcon Power Rankings: Who can challenge Mohamed Salah's Egypt?

    3 monthes ago - By ESPN FC

    Who are the favourites to win the expanded 24-team Africa Cup of Nations, and which teams face an uphill struggle to advance past the group stage in Egypt.
    Ahead of the big kick-off on June 21, here's ESPN's Power Ranking for all 24 Afcon qualifiers, delivered, in time-honoured fashion, in reverse chronological order.
    24. NAMIBIA
    A recent 1-0 friendly victory over Ghana has offered some hope that Namibia can trouble the big boys, but they'll need more than that after being pitted alongside South...
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  • Women's World Cup Du Jour: Don't let USWNT score fool you, and Thailand has something to celebrate

    3 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Key result Our Henry Bushnell already covered the key talking points from the Americans' second Group F match, so we'll only add around the edges. Despite scoring 10 less times against Chile, which is actually ranked lower than Thailand by FIFA, the United States was beyond convincing in its control and performance on Sunday. As Henry pointed out, Chilean goalkeeper Christiane Endler had an incredible afternoon and the USWNT was unlucky not to have won by twice as many.
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  • FIFA says wrong to stop Iran activists in World Cup stadiums

    FIFA says wrong to stop Iran activists in World Cup stadiums

    3 monthes ago - By Fox Sports

    FIFA says it was wrong for people campaigning for women to be allowed into Iranian soccer stadiums to be removed from a Women's World Cup game in France
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  • Soccer-France's women smash TV viewing records, advertising costs spike

    3 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    France is once again gripped by football fever - a year after the men's national team triumphed on the world stage, the women's team is cruising through the group stages and smashing TV audience records in their own World Cup. Stadiums are selling out, and TV broadcasters are bumping up the price of advertising slots as millions tune in. TF1, France's main broadcaster for the tournament, had expected the team's opening match to draw up to 5 million viewers.
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  • Meet Rose Lavelle - the Soccer Player Who Scored Twice in Her First World Cup Game

    3 monthes ago - By Yahoo Sports

    Rose is one of the youngest players on the US national team at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup - and, on Tuesday, she made an incredible debut with two goals in USA's first game against Thailand. The women - who headed to France as defending champs - came out on top 13-0, a score that not only marked the highest out of any USWNT match but was also the highest in Women's World Cup history. "We're not looking behind us, I feel like we're just looking forward," Rose told POPSUGAR leading up to her departure to France.
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  • AFC Cup 2019: John Gregory - We control our own destiny

    3 monthes ago - By Goal

    The Chennaiyin boss is confident that his team will win the rest of the matches and make it to the knock-out stage of the AFC Cup...
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  • 'They didn't give us any space to play' - France's Renard reflects on Nigeria win

    3 monthes ago - By Goal

    Les Bleues needed a late penalty, thanks to VAR, to overcome the Super Falcons and the defender admits it was a tough match
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  • Dunn: U.S. a much better team since Olympic loss to Sweden

    3 monthes ago - By ESPN

    USWNT's Crystal Dunn believes the side aren't thinking about their penalty shootout loss to Sweden in the Olympics ahead of their World Cup match.
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  • Sunday's US win most-watched Women's World Cup group match

    3 monthes ago - By Seattle Pi

    LOS ANGELES - The Americans' 3-0 win over Chile set a record for the most-watched group-stage Women's World Cup match on U.S. English-language television.
    Fox drew 5,324,000 viewers for Sunday's game, topping 4,492,000 for the Americans' 0-0 group-stage draw against Sweden in 2015. The game was the most-watched English-language soccer telecast in the country since last year's men's World Cup final.
    In addition, Sunday's match averaged 84,000 viewers online, the second-most streamed Women's World Cup match.
    The first two U.S. matches averaged 3,975,000, up 2% from 3,902,000 from four years...
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