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Jun 21, 2015

China coach hails ‘warriors’ after gritty win

EDMONTON, Canada (Reuters) – China coach Chang Wei Wei hailed his team as “warriors” after a hard-earned 1-0 win over Cameroon on Saturday took them into the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup.

“Today all the players were wonderful,” said assistant coach Chang, who was in charge of the team for the game due to the suspension of head coach Hao Wei.

Jun 21, 2015

Soccer-China coach hails ‘warriors’ after gritty win

EDMONTON, Canada, June 20 (Reuters) – China coach Chang Wei Wei hailed his team as “warriors” after a hard-earned 1-0 win over Cameroon on Saturday took them into the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup.

“Today all the players were wonderful,” said assistant coach Chang, who was in charge of the team for the game due to the suspension of head coach Hao Wei.

Jun 21, 2015

China edge past Cameroon into last eight

EDMONTON, Canada (Reuters) – China booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup with a 1-0 win over Cameroon at the Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday.

A classy 12th minute goal from forward Wang Shanshan proved enough for the 1999 runners-up to reach the last eight of the competition where they will face the winners of Monday’s game between the United States and Colombia.

Jun 21, 2015

Soccer-China edge past Cameroon into last eight

EDMONTON, Canada, June 20 (Reuters) – China booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup with a 1-0 win over Cameroon at the Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday.

A classy 12th minute goal from forward Wang Shanshan proved enough for the 1999 runners-up to reach the last eight of the competition where they will face the winners of Monday’s game between the United States and Colombia.

Jun 4, 2015

Soccer-Costa Rica face tough odds in maiden World Cup

June 4 (Reuters) – Costa Rica, the first Central American team to qualify for a Women’s World Cup, will be looking to repeat the surprise performance of their male counterparts at last year’s World Cup.

Drawn with Brazil, South Korea and debutants Spain, the odds are against Costa Rica, ranked 37th in the world, but that is unlikely to deter Las Ticas.

Jun 3, 2015

U.S. veterans looking to break through in Canada

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – The United States have their eyes firmly set on a third Women’s World Cup title, and with a squad loaded with experience the Olympic champions are rightly among the favorites to triumph in Canada.

The United States have dominated at the Olympic Games, winning four of the five gold medals that have been contested, but that success has not been replicated in the World Cup since 1999 when they won their second title.

Jun 3, 2015

Soccer-U.S. veterans looking to break through in Canada

June 3 (Reuters) – The United States have their eyes firmly set on a third Women’s World Cup title, and with a squad loaded with experience the Olympic champions are rightly among the favourites to triumph in Canada.

The United States have dominated at the Olympic Games, winning four of the five gold medals that have been contested, but that success has not been replicated in the World Cup since 1999 when they won their second title.

May 17, 2015

Toronto suffer Altidore injury blow in draw at New England

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – Jozy Altidore suffered a hamstring injury as his Toronto FC team earned a 1-1 draw at the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

United States international Altidore could now June friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany as Juergen Klinsmann’s team prepare for July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

May 17, 2015

Soccer-Toronto suffer Altidore injury blow in draw at New England

May 16 (Reuters) – Jozy Altidore suffered a hamstring injury as his Toronto FC team earned a 1-1 draw at the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

United States international Altidore could now June friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany as Juergen Klinsmann’s team prepare for July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

May 6, 2015

Simmons optimistic after positive start with Windies

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – West Indies coach Phil Simmons believes their third test win over England can be the foundation for better things for Caribbean cricket, but warns next month’s tests against Australia represent a sterner examination of his team.

Trinidadian Simmons was appointed just before the three test series with England, which was drawn 1-1 after West Indies enjoyed an entertaining win in just three days in Barbados.

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