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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...

Parris overcomes nerves to lead England to win against Scots

Jun. 9, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Sitting in her hotel on the French Riviera on the eve of her World Cup debut, England forward Nikita Parris suddenly felt an unexpected twinge of nerves. "I'm not going to lie to you," Parris said. "I said to Abbie (McManus), my roommate, 'I've got butterflies.' I hadn't experienced it...

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...