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Jun 18, 2015

Soccer-Europeans turn on the style as World Cup enters knockout round

MONTREAL, June 17 (Reuters) – England and France qualified in style for the last 16 of the women’s World Cup on Wednesday, with the tournament looking as though it will be dominated by a strong contingent of European sides.

On the evidence of the first round the winner could well come from a group that includes Germany, France, England and Norway, while defending champions Japan and the United States, who although not at the same level as the others, benefit from massive fan support and could go on a run.

Jun 17, 2015

England overpower Colombia 2-1, face Norway next

MONTREAL (Reuters) – England punished some poor defending by Colombia to secure a fairly comfortable 2-1 win in their women’s World Cup Group F game in Montreal on Wednesday and set up a clash with Norway in the next round.

England finished in second place on six points, behind France on goal difference. Colombia have four points and could still qualify as one of the four best third-placed teams.

Jun 17, 2015

Soccer-England overpower Colombia 2-0, to face Norway next

MONTREAL, June 17 (Reuters) – England punished some poor defending by Colombia to secure a fairly comfortable 2-1 win in their women’s World Cup Group F game in Montreal on Wednesday and set up a clash with Norway in the next round.

England finished in second place on six points, behind France on goal difference, and will play Norway in Ottawa on June 22. Colombia have four points and could still qualify as one of the four best third-placed teams.

Jun 14, 2015

Women’s soccer World Cup – Joy for Brazil and England, but France shocked

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Brazil became the second team to qualify for the knockout round of the women’s World Cup on Saturday and England picked up a big win, but France suffered a shock defeat that could make their life at the tournament tougher.

Brazil joined defending champions Japan in the next stage with six points after a grim 1-0 win over Spain in a Montreal Group E game, striker Alessandro Alves tapping home in the 44th minute after a defensive error.

Jun 14, 2015

World Cup joy for Brazil and England, but France shocked

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Brazil became the second team to qualify for the knockout round of the women’s World Cup on Saturday and England picked up a big win, but France suffered a shock defeat that could make their life at the tournament tougher.

Brazil joined defending champions Japan in the next stage with six points after a grim 1-0 win over Spain in a Montreal Group E game, striker Alessandro Alves tapping home in the 44th minute after a defensive error.

Jun 14, 2015

Soccer-World Cup joy for Brazil and England, but France shocked

MONTREAL, June 13 (Reuters) – Brazil became the second team to qualify for the knockout round of the women’s World Cup on Saturday and England picked up a big win, but France suffered a shock defeat that could make their life at the tournament tougher.

Brazil joined defending champions Japan in the next stage with six points after a grim 1-0 win over Spain in a Montreal Group E game, striker Alessandro Alves tapping home in the 44th minute after a defensive error.

Jun 14, 2015

Costa Rica grab last-gasp equalizer to deny South Korea

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Costa Rica scored in the 89th minute to grab a 2-2 draw with South Korea at the women’s World Cup on Saturday, a result which kept alive both teams’ hopes of advancing from Group E.

South Korea had recovered from a goal down to lead 2-1 and looked on the verge of securing their first World Cup win before Karla Villalobos ran onto a fine pass in the box and stroked home the equaliser from eight yards out.

Jun 14, 2015

Soccer-Costa Rica grab last-gasp equaliser to deny South Korea

MONTREAL, June 13 (Reuters) – Costa Rica scored in the 89th minute to grab a 2-2 draw with South Korea at the women’s World Cup on Saturday, a result which kept alive both teams’ hopes of advancing from Group E.

South Korea had recovered from a goal down to lead 2-1 and looked on the verge of securing their first World Cup win before Karla Villalobos ran onto a fine pass in the box and stroked home the equaliser from eight yards out.

Jun 14, 2015

Brazil grind out win over Spain to reach knockout round

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Brazil managed two shots on target as they ground out a 1-0 win over Spain in a disappointing women’s World Cup Group E match on Saturday to become the second team to reach the knockout round.

Andressa Alves scored from close range in the 44th minute after a miscued clearance off the line went straight to the striker.

Jun 13, 2015

Soccer-Brazil grind out win over Spain to reach knockout round

MONTREAL, June 13 (Reuters) – Brazil managed two shots on target as they ground out a 1-0 win over Spain in a disappointing women’s World Cup Group E match on Saturday to become the second team to reach the knockout round.

Andressa Alves scored from close range in the 44th minute after a miscued clearance off the line went straight to the striker.

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      "I have been the National Political Correspondent in Canada for Reuters since 1999, focussing on politics, defence (in particular Canada's role in the Afghan War) and the environment. I won the award for Reuters Treasury scoop in 2009 for my work at the G20 summit. From 1995 to 1999 I worked in London, mainly covering foreign affairs, and from 1989 to 1995 I was stationed in Moscow where I covered the collapse of the Soviet Union and the many conflicts this helped trigger."
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