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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.

Jun 12, 2015

Thailand battle back to win first women’s soccer World Cup game

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Striker Orathai Srimanee scored two first half goals to lead World Cup debutants Thailand to a pulsating 3-2 comeback win over fellow minnows Ivory Coast in their women’s World Cup Group B match on Thursday.

The result was tough luck on the Africans, the lowest-ranked side of the 24 in the tournament, who hit the woodwork three times. Many of their players collapsed distraught on the pitch at the end of the game.

Jun 12, 2015

Soccer-Thailand battle back to win first World Cup game

OTTAWA, June 11 (Reuters) – Striker Orathai Srimanee scored two first half goals to lead World Cup debutants Thailand to a pulsating 3-2 comeback win over fellow minnows Ivory Coast in their women’s World Cup Group B match on Thursday.

The result was tough luck on the Africans, the lowest-ranked side of the 24 in the tournament, who hit the woodwork three times. Many of their players collapsed distraught on the pitch at the end of the game.

Jun 12, 2015

Thailand win first World Cup game, help make up for thrashing

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Striker Orathai Srimanee scored two first half goals to lead World Cup debutants Thailand to a pulsating 3-2 comeback win over fellow minnows Ivory Coast in their women’s World Cup Group B match on Thursday.

The result was tough luck on the Africans, the lowest-ranked side of the 24 in the tournament, who hit the woodwork three times. Many of their players collapsed distraught on the pitch at the end of the game.

Jun 12, 2015

Soccer-Thailand win first World Cup game, help make up for thrashing

OTTAWA, June 11 (Reuters) – Striker Orathai Srimanee scored two first half goals to lead World Cup debutants Thailand to a pulsating 3-2 comeback win over fellow minnows Ivory Coast in their women’s World Cup Group B match on Thursday.

The result was tough luck on the Africans, the lowest-ranked side of the 24 in the tournament, who hit the woodwork three times. Many of their players collapsed distraught on the pitch at the end of the game.

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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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