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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...

Lloyd, a World Cup starter again, scores 2 as US beats Chile

Jun. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd wasn't thrilled to open the Women's World Cup on the bench for the United States. She accepted the role, but made no secret she wanted to start. When the call came Sunday, Lloyd made it count with a pair of goals to lead the defending champions to a 3-0 victory over Chile. The win...

Julie Ertz scores 1st World Cup goal with husband looking on

Jun. 16, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Julie Ertz scored her first Women's World Cup goal in the United States' 3-0 victory over Chile, and she was cheered on by her husband, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz. Zach wrapped up Eagles' minicamp this week and got to Paris in plenty of time for Sunday's match at Parc des Princes....

Thailand scores 1st World Cup goal in 5-1 loss to Sweden

Jun. 16, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — A couple of seconds elapsed before a disbelieving Kanjana Sungngoen raised her arms in celebration. It really happened. Thailand had finally scored at this Women's World Cup. By the time Sungngoen found the net against Sweden in the first minute of stoppage time, Thailand was already...

FIFA wants Saudis to stop pirated Women's World Cup TV feeds

Jun. 16, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — FIFA wants Saudi-backed satellite broadcaster Arabsat to stop transmitting pirated feeds of Women's World Cup games from a Qatari network, part of an ongoing sports television rights dispute linked to the Gulf diplomatic crisis. Bootlegged feeds from Doha-based beIN Sports of top soccer...

Lloyd, Pugh, Press among 7 new starters for US vs. Chile

Jun. 16, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd, Mallory Pugh and Christen Press formed a new starting front line as U.S. coach Jill Ellis made seven changes for Sunday night's Women's World Cup match against Chile. Alyssa Naeher remained in goal for the defending champions and Abby Dahlkemper was the lone holdover on the back...

Antuna has hat trick, Mexico routs Cuba 7-0 in Gold Cup

Jun. 16, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Uriel Antuna went from not even being on Mexico's roster to getting the start and scoring a hat trick. A last-minute addition to the roster, the forward scored three goals and had an assist as top-seeded Mexico cruised to a 7-0 rout over Cuba on the opening day of the CONCACAF Gold...

Copa America: Rodriguez leads Colombia to win over Argentina

Jun. 16, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — James Rodriguez got the best of Lionel Messi in the Copa America, leading Colombia to a 2-0 win over Argentina in their opening game in the South American tournament on Saturday. Rodriguez set up Roger Martinez's opening goal in the second half with a high, diagonal pass across the...

Qatar building for 2022 World Cup on Copa America debut

Jun. 15, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For 2022 World Cup host Qatar, every Copa America match will be like a final. Sunday's clash against Paraguay at the historic Maracana stadium is especially so because it is probably the team's best chance to pick up points in the tournament. Qatar's Spanish coach Felix Sanchez told...

United States face Chile with chance to advance in World Cup

Jun. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The United States gets back on the field at the Women's World Cup on Sunday, just as the uproar following its opening 13-0 win is quieting down. Criticized for both running up the score against Thailand and celebrating each of its record-breaking 13 goals, the Americans have dismissed the...