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Jun 26, 2015

Canadian harmony questioned ahead of England match

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – The harmony surrounding Canada has hit a sour note this week and provided an unwanted distraction as the hosts prepare for a showdown with England on Saturday for a place in the women’s World Cup semi-finals.

Coach John Herdman and his players have been forced to confront reports of poor team morale and dissention within the ranks following comments made by Christine Latham, a former member of the Canadian national team turned television analyst.

Jun 26, 2015

Soccer-Canadian harmony questioned ahead of England match

VANCOUVER, June 25 (Reuters) – The harmony surrounding Canada has hit a sour note this week and provided an unwanted distraction as the hosts prepare for a showdown with England on Saturday for a place in the women’s World Cup semi-finals.

Coach John Herdman and his players have been forced to confront reports of poor team morale and dissention within the ranks following comments made by Christine Latham, a former member of the Canadian national team turned television analyst.

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.