Their last-16 defeat after the game ended 0-0 after 120 minutes was the United States' earliest exit in their Women's World Cup history and leaves European champions England now the firm favourites.
England became the title favorite after the two-time reigning champion US was eliminated on Sunday in a penalty shootout loss to Sweden. No. 2-ranked Germany, Olympic champion Canada and Brazil didn't even reach the knockout stage.
The US national women’s soccer team is worth watching, not only as the favourites to win this year’s Women’s World Cup. They’re also at the forefront of a struggle for better treatment of workers — one that extends far beyond sports, and that is far from over. Team USA has earned the rare distinction of
The US women’s national soccer team just won the World Cup championship while the US men’s soccer team failed to even qualify for the men’s World Cup last year. And yet, the women players make only about 20% as much as the men players. That seems unfair, so what gives? Certainly when two people perform
Striking Spain players would be punished if they do not attend their national team camp after being called up, the Spanish government said early on Tuesday.
Most of Spain's World Cup-winning players ended their boycott of the women's national team early on Wednesday after the government intervened to help shape an agreement that was expected to lead to immediate structural changes at the country's soccer federation.
“It’s my first time back in Abu Dhabi since our first training sessions, and the programme has really grown so much on the girls’ side – there were only a few girls back then and now we have full squads taking part and training regularly.
The result was a scoreless draw, but for the Afghan women it was a powerful, symbolic victory as they returned to the pitch together after leaving their homeland to rebuild their lives in Australia.
Where will you be watching the match on Sunday morning? At home? Down the club, which has been granted early opening hours to accommodate you? In front of the hastily constructed big screen in London’s Victoria Park? Or glimpsed on your mobile as you sit in the pews at your local parish church?