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Hope Solo flaunts ‘Zika proof’ arsenal for Rio Olympics

Of the many issues facing the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the Zika Virus is the most visible and potentially catastrophic.<p>Spread by a particular …

Matildas wiser after Brazil loss: coach

The Matildas will enter the Olympics all the wiser for a 3-1 away loss to Brazil, coach Alen Stajcic says.<p>The Brazilians, aided by some home-town …

Scores, Results & Fixtures

<b>Eniola Aluko scored twice against Women's Super League One bottom side Doncaster to help Chelsea end a three-game winless run in all competitions.</b><p>Aluko met a Beth England pass to put last season's double winners ahead at half-time with a curled finish.<p>Ji So-Yun turned home Ana Borges' cross for …

Watch: Carli Lloyd and John Oliver Talk About Being Liverpool Fans

The Women's World Cup winner and British comedian get a chance to talk about the club and what it means to them in some more fun leading up to the USA pre-season tour.<p>While the lads are busy adjusting to the eight hour time difference and relentless California sun, as well as working in some …

Rio Olympics

Alleway hails Australia's attacking arsenal

Defensive lynchpin Laura Alleway believes rival nations are “scared” of Australia’s attacking weapons as the start of their Rio Games campaign inches …

What sets Carli Lloyd apart from the rest?

Carli Lloyd has reached the greatest heights in women’s soccer. Her long list of accolades include Olympic gold medalist, World Cup champion and FIFA …

Olympics

Olympic Spotlight: Megan Rapinoe rallies from injury to fulfill Rio dream

Eight months after a torn ACL dealt a brutal blow to her hopes of competing in Brazil, the U.S. midfielder is poised to make her return on the Olympic stage.<p><b>EXCLUSIVE</b><p>Megan Rapinoe doesn't fancy herself as a particularly prolific mathematician, but it didn't take her long to crunch the numbers upon …

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Rights & Freedoms

Australian FourFourTwo

Young Matildas into AFF semis after draw with Myanmar

In front of around 15,000 fans, the Young Matildas drew 1-1 with host nation Myanmar on Sunday meaning the Australians finished top of their group at …

Australian FourFourTwo

Australian FourFourTwo

Rio 2016: Zimbabwe women's arduous journey to Brazil

The Olympics are a showcase of the struggle, dedication and hard work that the participants have put in.<p>But few athletes that have arrived in Rio for the 2016 Games have overcome circumstances greater than Zimbabwe's women football team.<p>The team reached Rio by beating continental giants Cameroon in …

Fearless Matildas to play their game against Canada

Alen Stajcic's side play Canada in Sao Paulo on Thursday (AEST), two days before the Games' opening ceremony in Rio.<p>And Stajcic says there's no …

Can Marta and Cristiane Fire Brazil to Olympic Gold This Summer?

When Brazil hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup, there was an expectation that the Selecao would go on to lift the famous trophy.<p>Germany's 7-1 destruction of the men in the semi-final was an embarrassment to the nation. It was not just about the defeat; it was the manner of the loss that hurt the …

Banyana gift Sweden 1-0 win in Rio opener after goalkeeping blunder

Banyana Banyana got their Olympic campaign off to a disappointing start, losing 1-0 to Sweden after a late goalkeeping blunder.<p>Sweden’s women claimed …

In Pictures: Rio 2016 Olympics finally gets underway and one record’s already been broken

The Rio 2016 Olympics have finally got underway, with the women’s football teams starting their competition today.<p>The opening ceremony isn’t until …

Sweden defeats South Africa 1-0 in Olympic opener

In the opening match of the Olympic women’s soccer tournament Sweden defeated South Africa 1-0 in Group E play at the Olympic Stadium in Rio.<p>It was a …

South Africa

Carli Lloyd has already made herself at home in Brazil -- just ask Hope Solo

The United States women's soccer team arrived in Brazil this week ahead of the Olympics, and it seems the players have already settled in quite …

In Jordan, soccer moms (and dads) are watching their daughters on the pitch with pride

AMMAN, Jordan — The glow appears again and again and again: from the mother on the bench, the father by the car, the father by the fence. It’s the kind of beaming unmistakable on parents’ faces at a million soccer practices around the world, but there’s a distinction.<p>When these parents welcomed …

How to Rally the Troops

Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty<p>Soccer star Christine Sinclair is many things. To her teammates, some of whom she has known for over a decade, she is merely …

Marta, Brazil's brilliant football nomad

Her club career in USA and Europe means she’s sacrificed a settled home life for football, but the marvellous Marta has skill in spades. She’s a true star of the game<p>From the moment she burst on to the scene, Marta was hailed as something special. As a 17-year-old, she was called up to the Brazil …

US Olympian Allie Long Pictures

With the Olympics in Rio just days away, we have decided that it’s time to get to know some of the American athletes that you will be watching. Sure …

Analysis: what we learnt from Australia v Canada

Former national team striker Sarah Walsh assesses Australia’s 2-0 loss to Canada at the Games overnight.<p><b>Sam Kerr is back!</b><p>We saw good signs after …

Brazilians hurl offensive slurs at Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams during Olympics match

<b>SAO PAULO:</b> Every time Australian goalkeeper Lydia Williams launched a kick, the Brazilian crowd chanted a homophobic slur.<p>It wasn't a personal attack …

Brazil

Olympics 2016: 10 Things to Know About Mallory Pugh, One of Team USA’s Biggest Soccer Stars

"The Next Mia Hamm."<p>She's one of the first U.S. athletes to take the field in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, and at 18, one of the biggest young stars on the United States soccer team.<p>Mallory Pugh has been called the "next Mia Hamm" for her all-star abilities on the soccer field. Heck, …

Team USA

Rio Athletes Have Already Broken a Major Historical Record

Some great news ahead of the games.<p>According to OutSports.com, a record number of 43 openly LGBTI athletes are competing in this year's Olympics. That doesn't count the three coaches and number of Paralympic athletes who are out as well.<p>Each one of the last three Summer Olympics has broken this …

Swimming

Remembering Brazil and hoping Solo is right

A sense of déjà vu hit while reading USA goalie Hope Solo laying into the American media ahead of the Rio Olympics. Two years ago, Zika hadn’t become …

Soccer Star Carli Lloyd on Ice Baths and Pedicures

<i>Carli Lloyd, 33, is a midfielder for the Houston Dash and</i> <i>co-captain</i> <i>of the U.S. Women’s National Team headed to Rio. Lloyd blew the soccer world’s</i> …

Rio 2016: Goalkeeper Hope Solo taunted with Zika chants

<b>US goalkeeper Hope Solo was taunted with chants of "Zika! Zika!" as the US women's football team played in its Olympic debut in Brazil on Wednesday.</b><p>Solo, who had previously posted photos of herself on Twitter wearing a hat with mosquito netting, dismissed the chants as fans "having fun".<p>A number of …