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UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 11:34 a.m.

FIFA expands Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023

FIFA’s Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 9:28 a.m.

FIFA seeks quick expansion of Women’s World Cup to 32 teams

FIFA is asking its ruling council to fast-track expansion of the next Women’s World Cup to 32 teams. In a document seen by The Associated Press, FIFA says it wants …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 3 p.m.

NYC to host ticker tape parade for U.S. women’s national team Wednesday

The U.S. women’s national soccer team will be showered with praise and paper confetti Wednesday at the first ticker tape parade in New York City since the team’s World Cup …


England’s Karen Carney to retire after third-place playoff

England faces Sweden on Saturday in the Women’s World Cup looking to secure a second straight bronze medal. The Lionesses found themselves in the third-place game after losing a dramatic …


Alex Morgan says tea-sipping celebration was nod to Sophie Turner

Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women’s World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner’s amusing Instagram posts. Some considered the celebration a dig at England, which …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 11:12 a.m.

FIFA looks to expand Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 teams

FIFA is looking to expand the Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 teams. The plan was revealed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino ahead of Sunday’s final between the United …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 3:54 p.m.

Goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl’s efforts not enough, Sweden falls short

Sweden’s World Cup title bid was ended by one-touch Dutch magic. It only took a few seconds for the Netherlands to carve Sweden open from midfield to the edge of …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Netherlands down Sweden 1-0 to reach first Women’s World Cup final, will face U.S.

The Netherlands will play the United States for the Women’s World Cup title after Jackie Groenen sealed a 1-0 victory over Sweden in extra time on Wednesday night.


Megan Rapinoe says she’s a proud American, addresses the critics

U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe maintains that she considers herself a proud American. Rapinoe has been at the center of a controversy over an old video in which she …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Injury means Sue Bird can attend World Cup final

Sue Bird says the reaction has been mostly positive to her article on The Players’ Tribune website regarding girlfriend Megan Rapinoe and the United States’ performance at the Women’s World …


Alyssa Naeher emerges from Hope Solo’s shadow with a smashing save

Alyssa Naeher finally escaped Hope Solo’s shadow with her smothering save of a penalty kick. Naeher has been endlessly compared to her controversial predecessor on the U.S. national team but …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

After more semifinal pain, England seeks to wipe away tears

England coach Phil Neville is already looking ahead after his team lost to the United States in a Women’s World Cup semifinal. He’s already starting to think about winning bronze …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

Alex Morgan’s goal, Alyssa Naeher’s save lifts U.S. over England, into Women’s World Cup final

The top-ranked United States defeated England 2-1 on Tuesday in Lyon, France, and will face the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between the Netherlands and Sweden in the Americans’ third straight …


France still struggling to break through at highest level

France’s Women’s World Cup hopes wilted in the heat. They were stifled by a relentless United States team more suited to big-game pressure. Les Bleues were second best most of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Women’s World Cup quarterfinals preview: Italy, Netherlands try to advance in heat wave

Italy and the Netherlands are hot about the heat. Contesting the only Women’s World Cup quarterfinal being played in the afternoon means playing in some of the harshest temperatures of …


Phil Neville relaxed going into England’s quarterfinal vs Norway

The quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup open with England playing Norway. England finished third at the tournament four years ago when Norway only made it to the round of …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 2:24 p.m.

Video review creates drama at Women’s World Cup

Video review has brought both confusion and questions at the Women’s World Cup. The Video Assistant Referee was integrated into the men’s World Cup in Russia last year, leading to …


Investment pays off as Europe dominates Women’s World Cup

A record seven European teams have made it to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup. Investment domestically is raising standards for players, cementing Europe’s control of the international game. …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 12:48 p.m.

FIFA opens disciplinary case vs Cameroon over WWCup behavior

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon for players’ conduct during the team’s loss to England in the Women’s World Cup. The Cameroon team protested VAR decisions in a 3-0 …


Women’s World Cup Day 14 preview: United States and Sweden highlight final group stage day

Finally the United States will face a tough opponent in the Women’s World Cup, and it’s a team that embarrassed the Americans in their last significant tournament. The defending champions …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 3:25 p.m.

Argentina overcomes late 3-goal deficit, knocks out Scotland

Florencia Bonsegundo converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time on her second attempt, and Argentina overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 30 minutes for …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 3:28 p.m.

England beats Japan 2-0 to clinch top spot in Group D

England remained undefeated at the Women’s World Cup and clinched top spot in its group with a 2-0 victory over Japan. Ellen White scored both goals against Japan and has …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

Christen Press isn’t dwelling on past miss against Sweden

A devastating missed penalty kick in a loss at the Olympics could have been the lowest point of Christen Press’ career. Instead, it was a motivator and defining moment for …


Wedding to follow World Cup for U.S. teammates Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris

The tie that binds U.S. defender Ali Krieger and American goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris is likely the strongest at the tournament: They got engaged last year and are set to get …


Women’s World Cup Day 13 preview: England and Japan to meet in rematch of 2015 semifinal

England was overjoyed to make it to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup four years ago, an overachievement the squad believed, so the eliminating loss to Japan wasn’t a …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:20 p.m.

Sam Kerr has 4 goals and Australia beats Jamaica 4-1

Sam Kerr scored four goals, one shy of the World Cup record and the most by an Australian, in a 4-1 victory over Jamaica on that advanced the Matildas into …


Marta sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Italy that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for …


U.S. wants win vs Swedes, even if it would mean tougher path

Victory is the goal for the United States in its group stage finale against Sweden, even though a loss might give the Americans an easier path through the knockout rounds …


Women’s World Cup Day 10 preview: United States face Chile with chance to advance in World Cup

The United States gets back on the field at the Women’s World Cup just as the uproar following its opening 13-0 win is quieting down. Criticized for both running up …


Canada advances with 2-0 victory over New Zealand

Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. Fleming took …