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Jun 23, 2015

U.S. eliminate Colombia, Bronze pure gold for England

EDMONTON (Reuters) – The United States capitalised on Colombia goalkeeper Catalina Perez’s dismissal to earn a 2-0 win and set up a women’s World Cup quarter-final against China, while England continue to build up a head of steam after coming from behind to beat Norway.

England’s reward for fighting back in sweltering conditions to record a 2-1 victory is a last-eight tie against hosts Canada in Vancouver on Saturday.

Jun 23, 2015

Ellis lauds substance over style after U.S. advance

EDMONTON (Reuters) – The United States labored to a 2-0 Women’s World Cup win over Colombia on Monday but head coach Jill Ellis shrugged off concerns over the performance, saying she was simply pleased to have reached the quarter-finals.

Goals in the second half ensured the U.S. advanced to face China in Ottawa on Friday with a semi-final berth against either Germany or France awaiting the winner.

Jun 23, 2015

Soccer-US eliminate Colombia, Bronze pure gold for England

EDMONTON, June 22 (Reuters) – The United States capitalised on Colombia goalkeeper Catalina Perez’s dismissal to earn a 2-0 win and set up a women’s World Cup quarter-final against China, while England continue to build up a head of steam after coming from behind to beat Norway.

England’s reward for fighting back in sweltering conditions to record a 2-1 victory is a last-eight tie against hosts Canada in Vancouver on Saturday.

Jun 23, 2015

Soccer-Ellis lauds substance over style after U.S. advance

EDMONTON, June 22 (Reuters) – The United States laboured to a 2-0 Women’s World Cup win over Colombia on Monday but head coach Jill Ellis shrugged off concerns over the performance, saying she was simply pleased to have reached the quarter-finals.

Goals in the second half ensured the U.S. advanced to face China in Ottawa on Friday with a semi-final berth against either Germany or France awaiting the winner.

Jun 23, 2015

Wambach cries foul after referee books Holiday

EDMONTON, Canada (Reuters) – Abby Wambach could face a FIFA reprimand after the United States striker suggested the French referee in Monday’s Women’s World Cup tie against Colombia “purposefully” booked players who had picked up yellow cards earlier in the tournament.

The U.S beat a resolute Colombia 2-0 at the Commonwealth Stadium but had midfielders Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday booked in the first half and the pair will now be suspended for the quarter-final against China.

Jun 23, 2015

Soccer-Wambach cries foul after referee books Holiday

EDMONTON, Canada, June 22 (Reuters) – Abby Wambach could face a FIFA reprimand after the United States striker suggested the French referee in Monday’s Women’s World Cup tie against Colombia “purposefully” booked players who had picked up yellow cards earlier in the tournament.

The U.S beat a resolute Colombia 2-0 at the Commonwealth Stadium but had midfielders Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday booked in the first half and the pair will now be suspended for the quarter-final against China.

Jun 23, 2015

United States beat Colombia to set up China clash

EDMONTON, Canada, (Reuters) – The United States moved into the last eight of the Women’s World Cup thanks to second-half goals from Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd in a 2-0 win over 10-woman Colombia.

The Americans will now face China in their quarter-final in Ottawa on Friday after Monday’s game at the Commonwealth Stadium turned in their favor shortly after half-time.

Jun 22, 2015

Aussies upset Brazil, France shine as Canada scrape through

EDMONTON, Canada (Reuters) – Australia eliminated Brazil from the Women’s World Cup on Sunday to advance to the quarter-finals along with a convincing France and battling hosts Canada.

A goal from substitute Kyah Simon 10 minutes from the end earned Australia a 1-0 win over a Brazil team who had won all three of their games in the group stage.

Jun 21, 2015

Rampant Germany, gritty China advance into quarters

EDMONTON, Canada (Reuters) – Twice champions Germany and a resurgent China reached the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup after contrasting victories the first matches in the knockout phase of the competition on Saturday.

Germany crushed Sweden 4-1 in Ottawa with Celia Sasic scored in each half against a disappointing Swedish side.

Jun 21, 2015

Soccer-Rampant Germany, gritty China advance into quarters

EDMONTON, Canada, June 20 (Reuters) – Twice champions Germany and a resurgent China reached the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup after contrasting victories the first matches in the knockout phase of the competition on Saturday.

Germany crushed Sweden 4-1 in Ottawa with Celia Sasic scored in each half against a disappointing Swedish side.

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