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Rapinoe scores twice to lead US past France 2-1 in World Cup

Jun. 28, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Controversy didn't drive Megan Rapinoe, the big moment did. Rapinoe turned turmoil into triumph Friday night, scoring twice in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champion United States into the semifinals of the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory. Two days...

France still struggling to break through at highest level

Jun. 28, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's Women's World Cup hopes wilted in the heat, stifled by a relentless United States team more suited to big-game pressure. Les Bleues were second best most of Friday night, losing their quarterfinal 2-1 , and only creating genuine pressure after scoring late. Wendie Renard's powerful...

France beats Norway 2-1 to remain undefeated in World Cup

Jun. 12, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Eugenie Le Sommer scored the winning goal from the penalty spot to lift host nation France to a 2-1 win over Norway at the Women's World Cup on Wednesday. Then she had a special embrace for one of her teammates. France defender Wendie Renard almost cost France the game when she turned...

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...

Host France opens World Cup with a 4-0 win over South Korea

Jun. 7, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's women took a first step to follow in the World Cup footsteps of the French men. Wendie Renard, at 6-foot-2 the tallest player in the tournament, scored twice on headers off corner kicks, and Les Bleues overwhelmed South Korea 4-0 Friday night in a gala World Cup opener. Eugénie...

France wins start amid World Cup cash, visibility issues

Jun. 7, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — From the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées and across the Paris Metro, the Women's World Cup has had little visibility in the French capital. The hosts at least made their presence felt on the field on Friday night in front of French President Emmanuel Macron. FIFA's monthlong...

Timing right for France to make impression on big stage

May. 24, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

France has an opportunity to translate dominance at the European club level to success on the World Cup stage. With a highly experienced and skilled team, host France will be among the favorites at the women's tournament kicking off next month, and that suits coach Corinne Diacre just fine. She is happy...