Michel Platini, the former head of European soccer association UEFA, was released in the early hours of Wednesday after having been questioned over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qatar.
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Tributes rained down on Sam Kerr in Australia on Wednesday after the striker-captain became the nation’s first player – male or female – to score a World Cup hat-trick in a four-goal blitz of Jamaica.
The United States got their Gold Cup title defense off to a flying start with a 4-0 win over Guyana in Saint Paul, Minnesota on Tuesday.
Scotland must “bring their A-game” to their final group stage match of the women’s World Cup against Argentina on Wednesday if they are to have any hope of reaching the last-16, coach Shelley Kerr has said.
Panama scored two second-half goals en route to a 2-0 Gold Cup win over Trinidad and Tobago in Saint Paul, Minnesota on Tuesday.
Marta’s second-half penalty sent Brazil into the last 16 of the women’s World Cup with a 1-0 win against Italy on Tuesday that ensured they finished as one of the best third-placed sides.
Sam Kerr struck four times to send Australia through to the last 16 of the women’s World Cup with a 4-1 victory against Jamaica on Tuesday.
Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qatar, a judicial source told Reuters.
Australia central defender Clare Polkinghorne is unavailable for their final Group C game at the women’s World Cup, coach Ante Milicic has said, but 16-year-old striker Mary Fowler could get a runout against Jamaica.
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.
Striker Carli Lloyd scored twice as the United States made light work of Chile on Sunday, winning 3-0 and sending the current holders into the last 16 at the Women’s World Cup.
Carli Lloyd scored twice to help the United States defeat Chile 3-0 at Parc de Princes in Paris on Sunday to advance to the knockout round of the Women’s World Cup.
Sweden produced a breathtaking display of attacking soccer to thrash Thailand 5-1 in Nice on Sunday and book their place in the last 16 of the women’s World Cup.
There is nothing Lionel Messi craves more than winning a trophy with Argentina but his side’s haphazard performance in the 2-0 Copa America defeat by Colombia on Saturday laid bare the difficulty of the task he faces.
Uriel Antuna scored a hat-trick as Mexico got their Gold Cup campaign off to a dominant start with a 7-0 rout of Cuba in their opener at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.
Teenager Jonathan David scored twice as Canada thrashed Martinique 4-0 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday to win the opening match of the Gold Cup.
Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince got second-half goals to give Canada a 2-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday and book their place in the last 16 of the women’s World Cup.
Vivianne Miedema scored twice to become Netherlands’ all-time leading goalscorer as the European champions beat Cameroon 3-1 on Saturday to reach the last 16 at the women’s World Cup.
Sweden defender Nilla Fischer’s statue was vandalized in Linkoping, an incident which, according to midfielder Caroline Seger, raises deeper questions about gender equality in the country.
Jodie Taylor scored in the 62nd minute as England notched a 1-0 Group D victory over Argentina at Le Havre, France, on Friday to clinch a spot in the round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup.
Mana Iwabuchi and Yuika Sugasawa scored goals as Japan defeated Scotland 2-1 on Friday in Group D play at Rennes, France.
England’s Jodie Taylor scored the only goal as they broke the deadlock against Argentina just past the hour to secure a 1-0 win and reach the last 16 at the women’s World Cup on Friday.
Italy’s Cristiana Girelli bagged a hat-trick and substitute Aurora Galli struck twice as they thrashed Jamaica 5-0 to qualify for the last 16 of the women’s World Cup on Friday.
Veteran U.S. forward Carli Lloyd defended her World Cup team mates on Friday after widespread criticism of their exuberant goal celebrations during the 13-0 trouncing of Thailand.
Strikers Mana Iwabuchi and Yuika Sugasawa were on the scoresheet as Japan got their women’s World Cup campaign back on track with a 2-1 victory over Scotland in Rennes on Friday.
Australia captain Sam Kerr says their 3-2 win over Brazil at the women’s World Cup on Thursday was the perfect response to critics who had written them off after their opening defeat by Italy.
Australia rallied from a two-goal, first-half deficit to earn a 3-2 victory over Brazil on Thursday in Group C play at the Women’s World Cup from Montpellier, France.
China striker Li Ying scored the only goal in a crucial 1-0 victory over South Africa in a women’s World Cup Group B clash at the Parc des Princes on Thursday, a result that ensured Germany and France progress to the second round.
Australia came from two goals down to beat Brazil 3-2 in the women’s World Cup on Thursday, as an own goal from Monica capped a superb fightback and overshadowed a milestone goal for Marta.
A Miami bar that offered customers “free shots” for every goal scored by the United States at the Women’s World Cup has scaled back its offer in the wake of the team’s record-breaking 13-0 thrashing of Thailand this week.
Brazil’s Marta became the first player to score at five different soccer World Cups when she put her team 1-0 ahead in their Group C game against Australia in the women’s tournament on Thursday.
Thailand goalkeeper Sukanya Chor Charoenying endured a humiliating night conceding 13 goals to the United States in the women’s World Cup on Tuesday but paid tribute to American forward Carli Lloyd for offering words of encouragement after the loss.
More than 1.5 million supporters are expected to attend matches at the World Cup in France as the tournament is poised to set a new benchmark for the rising popularity of the women’s game, according to a study published on Thursday.
France’s last group game against Nigeria at the women’s World Cup will be a double-edged sword as a draw will see them advance as top of Group A, but will also send them toward a likely quarter-final clash against the United States.
Scotland’s hopes of reaching the last 16 at their maiden women’s World Cup were dented by defeat to England in their opener but they have responded by bringing out their secret weapon for their next game against Japan – rubber chickens.
New Zealand defender Nicole Stratford had a rushed introduction to the women’s World Cup having received an SOS call to join the squad in France, just two days after she returned home from holiday in Britain.
U.S. captain Megan Rapinoe on Wednesday defended her under-fire team mates’ exuberant celebrations during their record 13-0 World Cup victory over Thailand in Reims.
Sara Daebritz scored in the 42nd minute and Germany defeated Spain 1-0 on Wednesday in the Women’s World Cup at Valenciennes, France, to remain undefeated after two games in Group B.
Wendie Renard’s own goal in a 2-1 win over Norway on Wednesday came as reminder that France need to keep their feet on the ground if they are to claim their first women’s World Cup title.
France took a big step toward the last 16 of the women’s World Cup after Eugenie Le Sommer’s penalty earned the tournament hosts a 2-1 victory against Norway on Wednesday.
Sara Daebritz scored the only goal of the game as Germany beat Spain 1-0 in their women’s World Cup Group B match on Wednesday to all but secure a spot in the next round.
Customers at a bar in Miami had more reason than most to celebrate as the United States women’s soccer team went on a record scoring rampage against Thailand at the World Cup on Tuesday.
Forward Thembi Kgatlana is hoping her inside knowledge of China can spur South Africa to victory in their women’s World Cup Group B fixture at the Parc des Princes on Thursday.
The general manager of Thailand’s women national soccer team apologized to fans on Wednesday after the record 13-0 defeat by world champions the United States in the World Cup in France.
World soccer governing body FIFA said on Tuesday that they have allocated a million tickets for the ongoing women’s World Cup in France but only 14 of the 52 matches are sold out, countering claims that tickets were selling fast.
Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman did not hold back after her side labored to a 1-0 win over New Zealand in their women’s World Cup opener on Tuesday, slamming players for “strolling” through the match in Le Havre.
Holders the United States began their World Cup campaign with a record 13-0 win over Thailand on Tuesday.
New Zealand had no reward for a dogged defensive display against the Netherlands on Tuesday when a stoppage-time goal denied them a point in their women’s World Cup opener but coach Tom Sermanni says their campaign is far from over.
Alex Morgan tied the American record with five goals, four in the second half, as the U.S. women’s national team started defense of its FIFA Women’s World Cup crown with a record-setting 13-0 victory against Thailand at Reims, France, on Tuesday.
Torrential rain and lightning forced Sweden and Chile from the field with the score 0-0 in the 72nd minute of their women’s World Cup Group F encounter at Roazhon Park in Rennes on Tuesday.
Substitute Jill Roord headed home a stoppage time winner as the Netherlands finally broke down New Zealand’s defense to emerge with a 1-0 triumph as both countries began their women’s World Cup finals campaign at Stade Oceane on Tuesday.
The U.S. women’s national soccer team on Tuesday launch their bid for a fourth World Cup, but beyond lifting the trophy the squad are also aiming for a cultural breakthrough for the game.