World Cup

United States goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher punches the ball across the bar during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between Sweden and the United States at Stade Océane, in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 20, 2019.
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June 23, 2019 - 12:15 pm
Much of the attention on the United States rightly goes to its prolific offense
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US players celebrate after teammate Carli Lloyd scored their side's third goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Chile at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019.
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June 18, 2019 - 5:33 pm
"I think it's in our team's DNA to want to win and do really well," defender Abby Dahlkemper said Tuesday
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June 13, 2019 - 10:40 am
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."
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June 12, 2019 - 2:56 pm
The goals were one thing, the celebrations another.
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US player Megan Rapinoe, front right, stretches with Ali Krieger and other team members during a US womens soccer team training session at the Tottenham Hotspur training centre in London, Thursday, June 6, 2019. The Women's World Cup starts in France on J
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June 09, 2019 - 1:58 pm
The Women's World Cup is well underway but the United States, the defending champions, are on hold.
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May 25, 2019 - 6:23 am
Long dominant on the international stage, the No. 1-ranked Americans are heading to France for the Women’s World Cup with any number of teams potentially in position to topple the defending champions.
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May 17, 2019 - 1:35 pm
By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — With the World Cup looming and women's soccer gaining ground around Europe, UEFA launched a new five-year plan for the sport on Friday. The strategy document, Time for Action , sets out how the European soccer body aims to double the number...
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FIFA will hold talks with human rights groups about issues associated with expanding the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf beyond host Qatar.
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April 28, 2019 - 1:16 pm
After coming under pressure from human rights groups since winning FIFA's hosting rights vote in 2010, Qatar was forced to implement changes to labor conditions.
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March 11, 2019 - 1:47 pm
While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay.
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February 27, 2019 - 11:42 am
The Women's World Cup countdown has begun in earnest.
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