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  • Japan football fans turn to drink as 'Nadeshiko' sink

    Madoka Kataoka was on her third beer of the morning on Monday even before Japan kicked off against the United States in the women's World Cup final. A quarter of an hour later, a little after eight in the morning, she had switched to something stronger after a Carli Lloyd wonder goal from the…

    AFP
  • Enveloped in controversy, Solo leaves as World Cup winner

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Hope Solo walked out of BC Place on Sunday night with two pieces of coveted hardware and for the time being, more focus on her skill as a goalkeeper and less on her off-field travails.

    Associated Press
  • Japan emotional after World Cup loss

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Japan clearly was not ready for Carli Lloyd.

    Associated Press
  • Women's World Cup Final Live: United States vs. Japan

    The Americans shoot for their third world title against defending champion Japan in a rematch of the 2011 World Cup final.

    FC Yahoo
  • Klinsmann warning for US as football CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off

    Jurgen Klinsmann says the United States will have to defend their CONCACAF Gold Cup crown the hard way as the tournament kicks off on Tuesday with the region's governing body still reeling from the FIFA corruption scandal. "We are under the expectations of winning this tournament," Klinsmann said.…

    AFP
  • Nigeria fire Keshi and hire Amodu

    The two-year contract of Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has been terminated because "he lacks the required commitment" and Shuaibu Amodu will replace him with immediate effect, the Nigerian football federation (NFF) has announced. "Having thoroughly reviewed the reports/findings of the NFF…

    AFP
  • Abby Wambach's World Cup finale comes with coveted trophy

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Abby Wambach lifted American coach Jill Ellis after the final whistle. She ran to the stands for a hug from her wife. And then along with Christie Rampone, she became the first American to lift the Women's World Cup championship trophy in 16 years.

    Associated Press
  • As Women's World Cup draws to end, inequality remains

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The most successful Women's World Cup concludes on Sunday when the United States and Japan take the field at BC Place.

    Associated Press
  • Officials disrupting the flow of the Women's World Cup with inconsistency

    The officials at this year's Women's World Cup have often made errors in calls and disrupted the flow of the game multiple times this tournament.

    Yahoo Sports
  • Martinez to take over as Spain Davis Cup captain

    Conchita Martinez will take over as Spain's Davis Cup captain for the Group I tie away to Russia in two weeks following Friday's dismissal of Gala Leon, the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) said on Sunday. A former Wimbledon champion who turned to coaching after she retired in 2006 Martinez, who's…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Angry fans break security fence as Sport stay top in Brazil

    Avai fans broke the security fencing surrounding the pitch and forced police to intervene on Sunday after the referee awarded a late penalty to Sport in their 2-2 draw. The spot kick came in the second minute of injury time and allowed Sport to salvage a point and retain their unbeaten record after…

    Reuters
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    Major inequality wage gap between men's and women's soccer

    With record crowds, FIFA is billing the Women's World Cup one of the best ever, but there remains a large gender divide

    Al Jazeera America
  • Villa, New York City FC beat Montreal Impact 2-1

    MONTREAL (AP) -- David Villa scored twice to help New York City FC beat the Montreal Impact 2-1 on Saturday night.

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA executive Issa Hayatou to present World Cup trophy

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — FIFA confirms that Senior Vice President Issa Hayatou will present the championship trophy at the Women's World Cup.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Ferencvaros record third Cup triumph in four months

    Ferencvaros completed a rare Cup treble in four months after seeing off champions Videoton 3-0 away in the Hungarian Super Cup final on Sunday in the city of Szekesfehervar. Ferencvaros claimed last season's League Cup with a 2-1 win over Debrecen in April and lifted the Hungarian Cup by beating…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Women's World Cup finals

    July 5 (Reuters) - The following is a list of FIFA Women's World Cup finals: 2015 World Cup Vancouver, Canada United States 5 Japan 2 - - 2011 World Cup Frankfurt, Germany Japan 2 United States 2 (Japan won 3-1 on penalties) - - 2007 World Cup Shanghai, China Germany 2 Brazil 0 - - 2003 World Cup…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Peruvian championship results and standings

    July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Peruvian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 5 Real Garcilaso 2 Juan Aurich 1 Sporting Cristal 1 Alianza Lima 3 Union Comercio 1 Melgar 0 Saturday, July 4 Sport Loreto 1 Cesar Vallejo 1 Universitario 0 Deportivo Municipal 1 Alianza…

    Reuters