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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...

Copa America guests Japan, Qatar still in contention

Jun. 23, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Copa America guest teams Japan and Qatar are still in contention as the last round of group stage matches begins, and some of their South American opponents aren't too pleased. Qatar and Japan, who met in the Asian Cup final in February, are in third place in their groups. The...

Neville hopes unpredictability befuddles England's opponents

Jun. 22, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — Phil Neville doesn't seem to mind if Cameroon could have spied on his training session. The England coach's lineup could still be hard to decipher ahead of Sunday's round of 16 meeting at the Women's World Cup. Cameroon's staff could have had a bird's eye view of England's...

Argentina overcomes late 3-goal deficit, knocks out Scotland

Jun. 19, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Florencia Bonsegundo converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time on her second attempt, and Argentina overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 30 minutes for a 3-3 draw against Scotland on Wednesday night that eliminated the Scots from the Women's World Cup....

United States and Sweden highlight final group stage day

Jun. 19, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — The United States will finally face a tough opponent in the Women's World Cup, and it's a team that embarrassed the Americans in their last significant tournament. The defending champions wrap up the group stage Thursday with a match against nemesis Sweden. Which U.S. team shows up...

England vs Japan in rematch of 2015 World Cup semifinal

Jun. 19, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — England was overjoyed to make it to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup four years ago, an overachievement the squad believed, so the eliminating loss to Japan wasn't a surprise or a bitter disappointment. Much has changed in mentality and quality of play since, and England no longer is...

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...

Neville's compassion for players shows new England culture

Jun. 15, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — In the celebratory moments after England advanced to the next round of the Women's World Cup, coach Phil Neville gently kissed the head of forward Fran Kirby in recognition of her personal journey. England's 1-0 victory over Argentina came on the 11th anniversary of Kirby's mother...

Canada inspired in World Cup by Toronto Raptors NBA title

Jun. 14, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Inspired by Canada's first NBA title, the country's national women's soccer team is aiming to emulate the Toronto Raptors' magical run. The fifth-ranked Canadians were fast asleep in France when the Raptors won early Friday morning. But the players copped to immediately checking the results...