Women's World Cup final:
  • U.S coach praises Japan for bringing possession into play

    By Simon Evans VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Japan's World Cup victory four years ago with a possession style approach was a turning point for the women's game that will be reflected in Sunday's final, according to United States head coach Jill Ellis. Japan became the first Asian team to win the World Cup…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Messi fails again with Argentina's national team

    Lionel Messi has come up short again in his attempt to succeed with Argentina's national team. Messi looked nothing like the star that he is with Barcelona on Saturday, and Argentina lost the Copa America final to Chile 4-1 on penalties, extending its 22-year title drought. Saturday's…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Swedish championship results and standings

    July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Swedish championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 5 Haecken 3 Helsingborg 2 Falkenbergs FF 2 Elfsborg Boras 2 GIF Sundsvall 2 IFK Gothenburg 2 Kalmar 0 AIK Stockholm 0 Saturday, July 4Atvidabergs FF 0 Halmstad 0 Djurgarden 2 Orebro 0 IFK…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Norwegian championship results and standings

    July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Norwegian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 5 Aalesund 4 Mjondalen IF 2 Bodo Glimt 1 Rosenborg Trondheim 0 Odd Grenland 1 Valerenga Oslo 2 Sandefjord Fotball 1 Tromso 1 Stromsgodset IF 4 Viking Stavanger 1 Saturday, July 4 FK…

    Reuters10 mins ago
  • 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
  • Soccer-Finnish championship results and standings

    July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Finnish championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 5IFK Mariehamn 0 Ilves 0 KuPS 1 Jaro Pietarsaari 3 VPS 0 Inter Turku 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 HJK Helsinki 18 10 6 2 28 14 36 -------------------------2 RoPS Rovaniemi 16 10 2 4 22…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Women's World Cup summaries

    July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Women's World Cup matches on Saturday Germany 0 England 1 Fara Williams 108pen - - -Next Fixtures (GMT): Sunday, July 5 U.S. v Japan (2300)

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Women's World Cup TV schedule: US vs. Japan in Sunday's final

    Some might say this year's Women's World Cup soccer tournament is ending the way it should – with the United States facing Japan in a rematch of the final from four years ago, when the Japanese edged the Americans, 2-1, in Germany. The 2011 World Cup final replicated itself a year later in the 2012…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Copa America winners since 1993

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile beat Argentina on penalties to win the Copa America for the first time on Saturday. Argentina were looking to equal Uruguay's record of 15 titles in the tournament first played in 1916. ...

    Reuters
  • French, German presidents tried to influence W.Cup votes - Blatter in paper

    The embattled president of FIFA, the governing body for world soccer, told a German newspaper the presidents of France and Germany tried to exert political pressure before the World Cup was awarded to Russia and Qatar. Sepp Blatter has become entangled in a corruption investigation of the sport's…

    Reuters
  • Mozambique triumph creates two CHAN records

    Mozambique created two records and Zimbabwe surrendered one in 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying this weekend. The Mozambican Mambas (Snakes) thumped Seychelles 4-0 on the Indian Ocean island in the second leg of a preliminary tie with the goals coming in a 31-minute first-half…

    AFP
  • Soccer-Brazilian championship results and standings

    July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Brazilian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, July 5Avai 2 Sport 2 Saturday, July 4Chapecoense 1 Vasco da Gama 0 Cruzeiro 2 Atletico Paranaense 0 Coritiba 0 Joinville 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Sport 11 6 5 0 20 10 23 2 Atletico…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-US championship results and standings

    July 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the US championship matches on Saturday Saturday, July 4 Colorado Rapids 2 Vancouver Whitecaps 1 Columbus Crew 2 New York Red Bulls 1 FC Dallas 3 New England Revolution 0 Impact Montreal 1 New York City FC 2 LA Galaxy 4 Toronto FC 0 Real Salt…

    Reuters
  • Sampson wants World Cup bronze to transform English game

    Coach Mark Sampson said he hopes England's historic bronze medal at the Women's World Cup will transform the game in the country. The Lionesses achieved their first ever win over world number one team Germany thanks to a Fara Williams penalty in extra time. England had suffered heartbreak in the…

    AFP
  • Still no international glory for Messi, and still no reason to let it tarnish his legacy

    The denigrations of Lionel Messi will be as loud as ever in light of Argentina's latest failure. That doesn't mean they're right.

    FC Yahoo
  • Two killed in street revels in Chile after soccer win - local media

    SANTIAGO, July 5 (Reuters) - Two people were killed and several others injured in Santiago when a car slammed into street revelers celebrating host Chile's triumph in the Copa America soccer tournament, local radio Bio-Bio reported on Sunday. Chileans streamed into the streets, squares and bars…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Chile image burnished after staging successful Copa

    By Rosalba O'Brien SANTIAGO, July 5 (Reuters) - A well-organised soccer tournament where the stadiums were largely completed on time and the fans behaved -- Chile's hosting of the Copa America has burnished its credentials as Latin America's can-do country. With 12 nations taking part, holding the…

    Reuters