Latest France National Soccer Team News

Pogba in spotlight as Manchester United arrives in Perth

Jul. 9, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — France midfielder Paul Pogba's future with Manchester United was in the spotlight as the team arrived in Perth for a 10-day visit that includes two friendlies, a corporate golf day and a soccer clinic with disadvantaged children. The English Premier League team plays its first match...

Players hope World Cup successes turn into greater support

Jul. 8, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — As the U.S. players celebrated their Women's World Cup title by dancing on the field, a chant rose from the crowd in Lyon: "Equal pay! Equal pay!" It was a fitting tribute after the team's monthlong march to a fourth overall title in the sport's premier tournament, where equity emerged...

US victory most-viewed match this year but down from 2015

Jul. 8, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

The United States' 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Sunday's FIFA Women's World Cup final averaged nearly 15.6 million U.S. viewers on English- and Spanish-language television. It was the most-viewed match this season, but a decrease from the 2015 final. The match averaged 14.27 million viewers on Fox,...

The Latest: Parade for World Cup champions set in NYC

Jul. 7, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — The Latest on the Women's World Cup final (all times local): 7:55 p.m. New York City is ready to celebrate the U.S. women's national team for its victory in the Women's World Cup. Shortly after the team's win Sunday in Lyon, France, Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Twitter to announce a...

US looks to complete its French summer with a final win

Jul. 7, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — The United States is about to conclude its summer in France with an opportunity to further cement its place as the best team on the international stage. The U.S. faces the Netherlands on Sunday for the Women's World Cup championship. A victory would give the Americans a second straight...

On the eve of the World Cup final, Rapinoe calls out FIFA

Jul. 6, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Megan Rapinoe called out FIFA on the eve of the Women's World Cup title match. Her criticism Saturday ranged from the gap in prize money between the men and women, to scheduling that put the World Cup final on the same day as the Gold Cup final in the United States and the Copa America...

Dutch need to stop US from scoring early in World Cup final

Jul. 6, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — It's easy for Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman to see the huge challenge facing her team Sunday in the Women's World Cup final against the United States. She only needs to take one look at the scoring charts. Alex Morgan has six goals and Megan Rapinoe has five. The U.S. has scored 24...

Morgan says tea-sipping celebration was nod to Sophie Turner

Jul. 6, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women's World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner's amusing Instagram posts. No, it wasn't a dig at England or a random reference to the Boston Tea Party, or any number of other theories out there. "My celebration was actually more...

Lindsey Horan hopes World Cup successes boost NWSL

Jul. 5, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Midfielder Lindsey Horan hopes the attention on women's soccer and the United States' run at the World Cup boost the professional league back home. The National Women's Soccer League is in the midst of its seventh season and has been more successful than any other attempt at a pro...

Lloyd says 2019 US team not a continuation of 2015

Jul. 4, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Carli Lloyd says the success the United States is having at the Women's World Cup in France isn't an extension of the 2015 title run. The so-called 2019ers are their own team. "We don't really bring up the 2015 World Cup that much because it's done, it's in the past. The focus is just...