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After World Cup exit, Canadian team looks ahead to Rio Olympics

Canada's primary roster at the 2015 Women's World Cup was largely similar to the team fielded three years earlier at the 2012 London Olympics. Team coach John Herdman's next key decision is how much change comes in the 14 months leading to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.<p>Do veterans, again, get most …

Women's World Cup: Players To Watch In Semi-Final Stage

Four teams remain in the Women's World Cup: Germany, England, USA and Japan.<p>The Lionesses kick off their World Cup semi-final in Edmonton Vs Japan on …

England women will each bank £35,000 bonus for winning World Cup

England Lionesses' reward is just 10% of the bonus promised to the men's team at the Brazil World Cup last summer<p>England’s women will each receive a £35,000 bonus should they win the World Cup, which pales in comparison to the £350,000 offered to every member of the men’s team ahead of last …

Russia cuts 2018 budget

The Russian government has ordered 30 billion roubles (around £352m) in cuts in spending on the 2018 World Cup finals, according to Russian news …

Switzerland FIFA Coach Calls Canada 'Amazing' After Her Team's Loss

Canada may have beaten Switzerland in soccer 1-0 this past Sunday at the FIFA Women's World Cup, but that doesn't mean the opposing team doesn't have …

Women's World Cup 2015: England beat Canada 2-1 – as it happened

OK, I’m going to wrap this liveblog up now. Thanks so much for all your emails and tweets: I do appreciate it. All the best.<p><b>Herdman is right</b>: on another day, Canada could have done it. Two evenly matched teams, and not much in it at all: England defended a bit better, probably, and were perhaps a …

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How FIFA left France out of the Women's World Cup semifinals

One heavyweight contender will be conspicuously absent when the Women's World Cup semifinals on Tuesday and Wednesday determine the two teams that …

USA-Germany World Cup semifinal collision between Alexandra Popp and Morgan Brian: FIFA Needs a Better Concussion Protocol

About 28 minutes into the Women's World Cup semifinal between Germany and the United States on Tuesday, German midfielder Alexandra Popp and American …

Electrifying play, younger fans: Will FIFA now embrace the (female) future of soccer?

Who needs the boys? After watching the Women's World Cup in Canada this week, I'm struck by three things:<p>1) How much more enjoyable it is than the men's World Cup, or at least last year's event in Brazil.<p>2) How much younger the crowds are.<p>3) How much room there is for growth.<p>If the …

England stars leap to defence of 'hero' Bassett

The Lionesses tumbled out of the Women's World Cup in the cruelest manner possible but those around the 31-year-old have lauded her impact throughout the tournament<p>England manager Mark Sampson and stars Fara Williams, Steph Houghton and Toni Duggan have leapt to the defence of Laura Bassett after …

England knocked out of World Cup on heartbreaking own goal in semi-final

Laura Bassett's own goal in the 92nd minute proved to be the heartbreaker as Japan punched it's ticket through to the Women's World Cup final with a dramatic 2-1 victory over England on Wednesday.<p>Fourth-ranked Japan, the defending champion from the 2011 World Cup in Germany and silver medallists at …

England vs. Japan: Winners and Losers from Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final

Heartbreak struck England in the FIFA Women's World Cup semifinals Wednesday night as Laura Bassett scored a 92nd-minute own goal to send Japan into the final with a 2-1 victory in Edmonton.<p>Japan had taken the lead through Aya Miyama's penalty in the 33rd minute, but England pulled level just seven …

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