International soccer

Netherlands players celebrates at the end of the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Sweden, at the Stade de Lyon outside Lyon, France, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Netherlands won 1-0. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 05, 2019 - 1:10 pm
LYON, France (AP) — FIFA will seek to expand the Women's World Cup from 24 to 32 teams and double the prize money while maintaining a significant financial gulf with funding for the men's tournament. FIFA President Gianni Infantino will need quick approval from ruling bodies to enlarge the Women's...
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Kelly Lindsey, coach of the Afghanistan women's soccer team, poses after a news conference in Lyon, France on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Kelly Lindsey is "disgusted" with Gianni Infantino over the handling of sexual abuse cases and calls on the FIFA president to resign. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
July 04, 2019 - 8:40 am
LYON, France (AP) — Criticism of FIFA President Gianni Infantino over the handling of sexual abuse investigations was "ill-informed and unjustified," the governing body said Thursday after the coach of the Afghanistan women's national team said she was "disgusted" with him. Coach Kelly Lindsey had...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino watches a Copa America Group A soccer match between Brazil and Peru at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
July 03, 2019 - 7:23 am
LYON, France (AP) — The coach of the Afghanistan women's soccer team says she is "disgusted" with Gianni Infantino over the handling of sexual abuse cases and called on the FIFA president to resign. FIFA banned Keramuudin Karim for life from soccer this month for repeated sexual abuse of female...
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Haiti midfielder Steeven Saba and Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado (18) fight for the ball during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
July 03, 2019 - 12:17 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Raul Jimenez scored on a penalty kick in the 93rd minute and Mexico ended Haiti's impressive Gold Cup run in the semifinals with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday night. Mexico dominated possession, yet could not find a way to put the finishing touches in Haiti's end, allowing Les...
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United States' Alex Morgan celebrates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 02, 2019 - 5:29 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Alex Morgan celebrated her go-ahead goal with a cheeky tea-sipping motion and Alyssa Naeher stopped a late penalty kick to send the United States into the final at the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory over England on Tuesday night. The top-ranked United States will face the...
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United States' Weston Mckennie, right, celebrates with Tyler Boyd after Mcnennie's goal during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match against Curacao, Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 30, 2019 - 11:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Christian Pulisic and the United States are headed to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals after an underwhelming performance against Curacao. The U.S. was outplayed during the second half by the world's 79th-ranked national team but managed to advance with a 1-0 win Sunday night...
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United States' coach Jill Ellis during the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between France and the United States at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 30, 2019 - 12:14 pm
LYON, France (AP) — Preparing for the Women's World Cup semifinal against the United States, coach Phil Neville was irritated to discover the Americans scoping out England's hotel. The Americans could move into the hotel if they win the next game. U.S. coach Jill Ellis insisted it was a sign of...
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June 30, 2019 - 8:38 am
RENNES, France (AP) — In a story June 29 about Sweden ousting Germany at the Women's World Cup, The Associated Press erroneously reported details of the 2003 World Cup final involving both teams. The score was Germany 2, Sweden 1, not 2-0, and the game was played in Carson, California, not Shanghai...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe, center, celebrates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between France and the United States at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 29, 2019 - 4:02 pm
The Americans' 2-1 victory over France set a record for the most-watched Women's World Cup quarterfinal match on U.S. English-language television. Fox drew 6.12 million viewers for Friday's match, and peaked at 8.24 million. The game was the most-watched English-language soccer telecast in the...
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Netherlands' Merel Van Dongen celebrates with flag after defeating Italy in the Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Italy and the Netherlands in Valenciennes, France, Saturday, June 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 29, 2019 - 12:21 pm
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — The Oranje procession will roll into a Women's World Cup semifinal for the first time. The parade of fans, covered head to toe in orange, the brass band — and, of course, the free kick specialists on the field. In the sweltering afternoon heat of northeast France, the...
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