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Jun 26, 2015

Funding for women’s football closely monitored, says FIFA

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Funds allocated to the development of women’s football will be

closely monitored with random audits to ensure the money is going where it should, world football’s governing body FIFA said on Thursday.

Jun 26, 2015

Funding for women’s soccer closely monitored, says FIFA

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Funds allocated to the development of women’s soccer will be

closely monitored with random audits to ensure the money is going where it should, world soccer’s governing body FIFA said on Thursday.

Jun 26, 2015

Soccer-Funding for women’s soccer closely monitored, says FIFA

VANCOUVER, June 25 (Reuters) – Funds allocated to the development of women’s soccer will be closely monitored with random audits to ensure the money is going where it should, world soccer’s governing body FIFA said on Thursday.

With FIFA engulfed in corruption, bribery and money laundering scandals, Mayrilian Cruz-Blanco, FIFA’s senior women’s football development manager, told a news conference there were strict guidelines on where money from a Financial Assistance Program (FAP) would go and how it would be spent.

Jun 25, 2015

Nothing personal as Herdman chooses Canada over England

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – John Herdman had a choice to make in 2013 — continue as the head coach of Canada and guide them to a Women’s World Cup on home soil or return home with the goal of taking charge of the England side.

The 39-year-old made his decision and on Saturday will lead out Canada against his homeland in a tasty quarter-final showdown at B.C. Place.

Jun 25, 2015

Soccer-Nothing personal as Herdman chooses Canada over England

VANCOUVER, June 24 (Reuters) – John Herdman had a choice to make in 2013 — continue as the head coach of Canada and guide them to a Women’s World Cup on home soil or return home with the goal of taking charge of the England side.

The 39-year-old made his decision and on Saturday will lead out Canada against his homeland in a tasty quarter-final showdown at B.C. Place.

Jun 25, 2015

No time for fun as Canada focused on World Cup ‘summit’

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Canadian soccer fans may be enjoying the ride but for the players, the grind of the Women’s World Cup is no fun and the team is still approaching the “death zone,” head coach John Herdman said on Wednesday.

Another 50,000-plus crowd will pack into B.C. Place on Saturday ready to party when Canada play England for a spot in the semi-finals but it will be all business for Herdman’s crew.

Jun 25, 2015

Soccer-No time for fun as Canada focused on World Cup ‘summit’

VANCOUVER, June 24 (Reuters) – Canadian soccer fans may be enjoying the ride but for the players, the grind of the Women’s World Cup is no fun and the team is still approaching the “death zone,” head coach John Herdman said on Wednesday.

Another 50,000-plus crowd will pack into B.C. Place on Saturday ready to party when Canada play England for a spot in the semi-finals but it will be all business for Herdman’s crew.

Jun 24, 2015

Japan keep title defense alive with win over Dutch

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Japan completed the quarter-final lineup for the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday when the defending champions rolled into the last eight with an impressive 2-1 win over the Netherlands.

The only team in the tournament to have won every game, Japan dominated the Dutch debutants with their speed and skill and move on to Edmonton and a Saturday meeting with Australia, who booked their last eight spot with an upset of Brazil.

Jun 24, 2015

Soccer-Japan keep title defence alive with win over Dutch

VANCOUVER, June 23 (Reuters) – Japan completed the quarter-final lineup for the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday when the defending champions rolled into the last eight with an impressive 2-1 win over the Netherlands.

The only team in the tournament to have won every game, Japan dominated the Dutch debutants with their speed and skill and move on to Edmonton and a Saturday meeting with Australia, who booked their last eight spot with an upset of Brazil.

Jun 22, 2015

Ready or not McIlroy and Spieth are golf’s hottest rivalry

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (Reuters) – It was Fathers Day on Sunday but the kids were in charge at Chambers Bay as Jordan Spieth won a U.S. Open that put all four majors in the hands of golf’s young guns, signaling a changing of the guard is complete.

By the time 21-year-old Spieth was celebrating under a gorgeous Puget Sound sunset, Tiger Woods had long ago left the scene having missed the cut while Phil Mickelson, six times a runner-up at the U.S. Open, finished well down the leaderboard in a tie for 64th alongside a few other of golf’s golden oldies like Angel Cabrera and Colin Montgomerie.