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Jun 17, 2015

Soccer-U.S top Group of Death with win over Nigeria

VANCOUVER, June 16 (Reuters) – The United States beat Nigeria 1-0 to take top spot in the ‘Group of Death’ on Tuesday and move onto the knockout round of the Women’s World Cup with Australia.

Abby Wambach, the all-time leading scorer in women’s soccer, added to her record total in the 45th minute and that was the only goal the Americans would need to finish the group phase unbeaten with a record of 2-1-0.

Jun 16, 2015

Over 30 million women players, but only one seat at FIFA’s table

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – More than 30 million women play organized soccer around the world, FIFA says. Only one has only ever been elected to a full term on world soccer’s all-powerful executive committee.

With the Swiss-based body currently mired in a corruption and bribery scandal, gender equality looks to be in danger of falling even further down its priorities.

Jun 16, 2015

Soccer-30 million women players, but only one seat at FIFA’s table

VANCOUVER, June 16 (Reuters) – More than 30 million women play organised soccer around the world, FIFA says. Only one has only ever been elected to a full term on world soccer’s all-powerful executive committee.

With the Swiss-based body currently mired in a corruption and bribery scandal, gender equality looks to be in danger of falling even further down its priorities.

Jun 10, 2015

Women’s World Cup opens with brilliance and blowouts

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – The Women’s World Cup stopped to take a breath on Wednesday following an opening round of games that produced a little bit of everything, from tight matches to blowouts played in front of packed stands and near empty stadiums.

The month-long tournament which began on Saturday in Edmonton under the dark cloud of a FIFA bribery and corruption scandal got off to a brilliant start when Christine Sinclair scored in injury time to give the hosts a heart-stopping 1-0 win over China.

Jun 10, 2015

Soccer-Women’s World Cup opens with brilliance and blowouts

June 10 (Reuters) – The Women’s World Cup stopped to take a breath on Wednesday following an opening round of games that produced a little bit of everything, from tight matches to blowouts played in front of packed stands and near empty stadiums.

The month-long tournament which began on Saturday in Edmonton under the dark cloud of a FIFA bribery and corruption scandal got off to a brilliant start when Christine Sinclair scored in injury time to give the hosts a heart-stopping 1-0 win over China.

Jun 9, 2015

Americans bring Women’s World Cup to life

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – The United States brought the Women’s World Cup to life on Monday as they rose to the top of the ‘Group of Death’ with a 3-1 win over Australia in front of a raucous crowd.

A day after the Ivory Coast were humiliated 10-0 by Germany, Nigeria and Cameroon restored African pride while Japan opened the defense of their title in Vancouver with a 1-0 win over Switzerland courtesy of a 29th minute strike from Aya Miyama.

Jun 9, 2015

Soccer-Americans bring Women’s World Cup to life

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 8 (Reuters) – The United States brought the Women’s World Cup to life on Monday as they rose to the top of the ‘Group of Death’ with a 3-1 win over Australia in front of a raucous crowd.

A day after the Ivory Coast were humiliated 10-0 by Germany, Nigeria and Cameroon restored African pride while Japan opened the defence of their title in Vancouver with a 1-0 win over Switzerland courtesy of a 29th minute strike from Aya Miyama.

Jun 9, 2015

Soccer-Rapinoe leads U.S. past Australia in World Cup

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 8 (Reuters) – Megan Rapinoe scored twice to lead the United States to a 3-1 win over Australia in their Women’s World Cup opener on Monday, extending their unbeaten run against the Matildas to 25 games.

Rapinoe’s two strikes, on either side of halftime and another from Christen Press in the 61st minute powered the Americans to the top of Group D after Sweden and Nigeria had earlier battled to a 1-1 draw.

Jun 9, 2015

Rapinoe leads U.S. past Australia in World Cup opener

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Megan Rapinoe scored twice to lead the United States to a 3-1 win over Australia in their Women’s World Cup opener on Monday, extending their unbeaten run against the Matildas to 25 games.

Rapinoe’s two strikes, on either side of halftime and another from Christen Press in the 61st minute powered the Americans to the top of Group D after Sweden and Nigeria had earlier battled to a 1-1 draw.

Jun 9, 2015

Soccer-Rapinoe leads U.S. past Australia in World Cup opener

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 8 (Reuters) – Megan Rapinoe scored twice to lead the United States to a 3-1 win over Australia in their Women’s World Cup opener on Monday, extending their unbeaten run against the Matildas to 25 games.

Rapinoe’s two strikes, on either side of halftime and another from Christen Press in the 61st minute powered the Americans to the top of Group D after Sweden and Nigeria had earlier battled to a 1-1 draw.