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South Korea faces potential WCup qualifier in North Korea

Jul. 18, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and North Korea will meet on the qualifying path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar but it's unclear whether a rare match between them in Pyongyang will materialize considering their political tension. With the Koreas, there's never a separation between sports and...

North and South Korea to meet in 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Jul. 17, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

North Korea and South Korea have been drawn together in an Asian qualifying group as the road to soccer's 2022 World Cup in Qatar became clearer Wednesday. The Korean neighbors will play each other north of the border on Oct. 15 and in the south on June 4 in the five-nation Group H that includes Lebanon,...

Working mom: McDonald balances World Cup, 7-year-old son

Jun. 23, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

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 debut at the...

Norway knocks South Korea out of World Cup with 2-1 victory

Jun. 17, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — Norway knocked South Korea out of the Women's World Cup by scoring on two penalties in a 2-1 victory Monday. Caroline Graham Hansen scored after five minutes and Isabell Herlovsen beat goalkeeper Kim Min-jung from the spot six minutes into the second half. Yeo Min-ji converted in the...

France looking to close out World Cup group play undefeated

Jun. 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France hit its first goal by advancing to the round of 16 at the Women's World Cup. Now the host nation wants to make a statement by rolling through group play undefeated. France closes its Group A play Monday against Nigeria in Rennes, and Corinne Diacre expects her squad to have a 3-0 record...

Brazil unsure if Marta will play against Australia

Jun. 12, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Brazil played coy on the status of star player Marta ahead of its Women's World Cup match against Australia, a team reeling from a first-round upset and unsure if it will face the six-time FIFA Player of the Year. Marta did not play in Brazil's opening game against Jamaica because of a left...

Nigeria earns 4th World Cup win, 2-0 over South Korea

Jun. 12, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Asisat Oshoala became the second Nigerian player to score in two different Women's World Cup tournaments with a late goal in a 2-0 victory over South Korea on Wednesday. Chidinma Okeke chipped the ball past the South Korean defense in the 75th minute and Oshoala chased it down,...

Hegerberg's absence prevents reunion with Lyon teammates

Jun. 11, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The match between host nation France and Norway could have been a reunion for star Ada Hegerberg and her club teammates. Hegerberg has refused to play for Norway the last two years as she's pushed for equality throughout the game and respect in her country. Hegerberg's stance removed the...

Despite FIFA ticket boast, most World Cup games not sold out

Jun. 11, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — FIFA's attempt to hype Women's World Cup ticket sales didn't go exactly as planned. The sport's governing body gave the impression that tickets for the tournament in France were hard to come by when it boasted to the public a month ago: "You can still buy tickets for a few matches." But...

Sam Kerr and Australia look to open World Cup with a win

Jun. 9, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

Sam Kerr hopes there will be plenty reasons to flip for this Women's World Cup. But even if Australia's prolific scorer known for backflip celebrations doesn't find the back of the net, she'd happily take a trophy instead. "Every time I step on the field I want to score for my country, but to do it in a World Cup...