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United States' Jessica Mcdonald, left, runs after the ball next to Chile's Carla Guerrero during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Chile at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 23, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — Jessica McDonald quickly was put in her place by Jeremiah , her 7-year-old son. "I tried to explain to him: 'Buddy, we're going to the World Cup,'" the American forward remembered. "And he's just like: 'OK, can I have a toy now?'" A 31-year-old forward, McDonald made her World Cup...
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Japan's Koji Miyoshi celebrates after scoring his sides' second goal against Uruguay during a Copa America Group C soccer match at the Arena Gremio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
June 23, 2019 - 10:58 am
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Copa America guest teams Japan and Qatar are still in contention as the last round of group stage matches begins, and some of their South American opponents aren't too pleased. Qatar and Japan, who met in the Asian Cup final in February, are in third place in their...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, May 8, 2018, PSG's Dani Alves runs with the ball during the French Cup soccer final against Les Herbiers at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Veteran Brazil defender Dani Alves is leaving Paris Saint-Germain after two seasons with the club, according to an announcement Sunday June 23, 2019.(AP Photo/Francois Mori, FILE)
June 23, 2019 - 9:28 am
PARIS (AP) — Veteran Brazil defender Dani Alves is leaving French champion Paris Saint-Germain after two seasons with the club. The 36-year-old attacking right back scored eight goals in 73 appearances for PSG, winning the league title in both seasons. Although he scored a good goal in the French...
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England's Ellen White, front, and Japan's Rikako Kobayashi, right, challenge for the ball during the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between Japan and England at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 22, 2019 - 8:28 pm
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — Phil Neville doesn't seem to mind if Cameroon could have spied on his training session. The England coach's lineup could still be hard to decipher ahead of Sunday's round of 16 meeting at the Women's World Cup. Cameroon's staff could have had a bird's eye view of England...
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United States players embrace following their team's 2-0 win over Sweden in the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match at Stade Océane, in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 22, 2019 - 7:47 am
REIMS, France (AP) — U.S. Soccer and players for the women's national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay. The federation and representatives for the players confirmed the agreement, first reported in the...
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Spectators follow the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between Sweden and Thailand at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 21, 2019 - 4:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — Data from FIFA shows none of the round of 16 games at the Women's World Cup in France has sold out. In details provided to The Associated Press, FIFA says around 900,000 tickets have been sold overall to the "general public and fans around the world." Two weeks ago, FIFA initially...
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Former Brazilian soccer player Cafu, center, poses for a photo with Hassan Al Thawadi, left, Chairman of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and Nasser Al-Khater, right, deputy-secretary general of the Qatar 2022 organizing committee, during a event where Cafu was presented as an Ambassador for the World Cup 2022, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
June 21, 2019 - 4:29 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Qatar organizers of the 2022 World Cup say they have not been contacted by French authorities working on the investigation that led to the recent questioning of Michel Platini. World Cup organizing committee chairman Hassan Al-Thawadi said on Friday there was no reason for concern...
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Brazil's Marta reacts during the Women's World Cup Group C soccer match between Italy and Brazil at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes, France, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
June 21, 2019 - 2:05 pm
While it may be tempting to look ahead to the quarterfinals and a possible clash with France, the defending champion U.S. has thrived at the Women's World Cup by keeping its focus on the present. The Americans will face Spain in the round of 16 on Monday in Reims as the tournament enters the win-or...
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US fans wait for the start of the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between Sweden and the United States at Stade Océane, in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 21, 2019 - 12:43 pm
PARIS (AP) — Where is that World Cup buzz, FIFA? On days the United States plays, thousands of fans clad in red, white and blue have filled the boulevards, bistros and brasseries of Reims, Paris and Le Havre. The stadiums also have been packed for Les Bleues, who hope to follow Les Bleus' triumph...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura meets with Spain's Sports Minister Ínigo Mendez de Vigo in Madrid, Spain. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has asked his deputies to approve appointing secretary general Fatma Samoura to a temporary role to clean up African soccer. Samoura would become FIFA General Delegate for Africa for an initial six months from August 2019 as part of an urgent audit of the Confederation of African Football on finances. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
June 20, 2019 - 12:55 pm
FIFA and Europe are in another rift, this one over the hasty decision to send secretary general Fatma Samoura to lead an attempted clean-up of the scandal-plagued African confederation. In an unprecedented move, Samoura is due to move to Cairo as FIFA General Delegate for Africa for an initial six-...
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