International soccer

United States' Megan Rapinoe 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 28, 2019 - 8:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — Controversy didn't drive Megan Rapinoe, the big moment did. Rapinoe turned turmoil into triumph Friday night, scoring twice in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champion United States into the semifinals of the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory. Two...
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Netherlands goalkeeper Sari Van Veenendaal, center left, is joined by coach Sarina Wiegman as she gives a team talk before the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 28, 2019 - 11:56 am
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — The Netherlands made an unsuccessful attempt to have its Women's World Cup quarterfinal game against Italy moved until later Saturday to avoid the harshest temperatures of the French heat wave. Temperatures are set to be over 30 degrees Celsius (86 F) in the northwest...
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United States'Megan Rapinoe, middle, is challenged by Spain's Vicky Losada, left, and her teammate Lucia Garcia during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and US at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 27, 2019 - 11:43 am
PARIS (AP) — Megan Rapinoe apologized Thursday for using coarse language in saying she would not visit the White House if the United States wins the Women's World Cup. She otherwise said she stands by her statement about not going, with the exception of the expletive. Her comments at a previously...
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England players celebrate at the end of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. England beat Cameroon 3-0. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 27, 2019 - 5:13 am
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Facing his biggest match as a first-team manager, England's Phil Neville seemed remarkably relaxed with a day to go. Unlike the former Manchester United and England player's wife, Julie. "She worries like mad, prays, lights candles," he said. "She is struggling with the...
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Panama goalkeeper Jose Calderon (12) blocks a shot against the United States as defender Francisco Palacios (2) watches during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
June 27, 2019 - 12:01 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jozy Altidore made an impression in first return to the United States' starting lineup. Altidore scored on an overhead kick in his first start for the national team in 20 months, lifting the U.S. over Panama 1-0 Wednesday night as the Americans finished first in their...
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Referee Melissa Borjas, center, consults with VAR after awarding a penalty to the Dutch team during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Japan at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Lieke Martens scored from the spot and the Netherlands won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
June 26, 2019 - 4:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — Video review has created confusion and brought questions at the Women's World Cup. The Video Assistant Referee, or VAR, was integrated into the men's World Cup in Russia last year, leading to calls for it to also be used for the women's tournament in France. But it certainly hasn't...
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United States'Megan Rapinoe, front, celebrates at the end of the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and US at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. US beat Spain 2-1. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 26, 2019 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called out U.S. women's national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a months-old video was posted on social media in which she used profanity when she said she wasn't going to the White House if the team wins the Women's World Cup. "Megan should never...
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Cameroon's Ajara Nchout, left, and Cameroon head coach Alain Djeumfa react after a VAR decision that ruled out Cameroon's Ajara Nchout's goal for offside during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between England and Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 26, 2019 - 2:05 pm
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon for misconduct and offensive behavior during the team's loss to England in the Women's World Cup. The Cameroon team rebelled against VAR decisions in a 3-0 loss to England on Sunday, twice delaying kickoff as they...
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Italy's Elisa Bartoli, right, jumps over China goalkeeper Peng Shimeng, second right, just before Italy's Valentina Giacinti scored the opening goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Italy and China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 25, 2019 - 3:27 pm
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women's World Cup after a convincing 2-0 win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring her side's second goal from the penalty spot during the Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and United States at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 24, 2019 - 9:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he does not think it's appropriate for a co-captain of the U.S. women's soccer team to protest during the national anthem. Megan Rapinoe has described herself as a "walking protest" to Trump's policies. Trump told The Hill in an interview Monday that he...
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