Latest FIFA Women's World Cup News

Australia, NZ split group games equally at Women's World Cup

Dec. 01, 2021 19:24 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia and New Zealand will each stage 24 games in the group stage when the countries host the Women’s World Cup for the first time in 2023. FIFA released further details of the schedule Wednesday after previously announcing that Auckland will stage...

Sam Mewis traded to Kansas City from North Carolina

Nov. 30, 2021 16:54 PM EST

The Kansas City Current have acquired midfielder Sam Mewis from the North Carolina Courage in exchange for defender Kiki Pickett and a first-round pick in the upcoming National Women's Soccer League draft. North Carolina also received the discovery rights to Malia...

Matildas score late to share spoils with US women

Nov. 30, 2021 07:08 AM EST

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — A late goal by Kyah Simon earned Australia a fortunate 1-1 draw against the world champion United States and denied the American women a second win in the two-game series on Tuesday. The U.S. scored early again through Ashley Hatch and...

Victorious return: US women's soccer team beats Aussies 3-0

Nov. 27, 2021 03:07 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — After 21 years since last playing in Australia, the United States women's soccer team needed only 24 seconds to score against the Matildas on Saturday. Turns out that was all the new-look American side needed in a 3-0 win at Sydney's Olympic stadium...

FIFA politics a new challenge for Ellis over biennial WCups

Nov. 17, 2021 08:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Since capping three decades coaching by lifting a second World Cup with the American women, Jill Ellis has taken time to reflect and embark on a different path, with new career challenges. “I’m not saying I would never go back to the sidelines,”...

Crystal Dunn finds her voice, embraces union role

Nov. 10, 2021 20:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — There was a time only a few years back when just playing the game was enough for Crystal Dunn. But a combination of factors — from the unrest following the shooting of Jacob Blake last year to the pandemic to the national team's ongoing fight for...

Carli Lloyd plays final match for US in rout of South Korea

Oct. 26, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Carli Lloyd didn't score in her final game for the United States, but it hardly mattered. The night was all about her. Fans chanted Lloyd’s name before Tuesday night's match, a 6-0 U.S. rout of South Korea, with one holding a sign that read:...

After decorated career, Lloyd will savor final game with US

Oct. 25, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

Reality is starting to set in for Carli Lloyd, who plays her last game for the United States on Tuesday night. Lloyd, who memorably scored three goals in the opening 16 minutes of the U.S. victory in the 2015 Women's World Cup final, is retiring from soccer after a...

Ellis says biennial Women's World Cup can help grow the game

Oct. 18, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Former U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis is now leading a group that is exploring a biennial Women's World Cup as a way to grow the game, but insists the controversial plan isn't a foregone conclusion. FIFA revealed aspirations last month to redraft the calendar...

IOC voices Olympic concern at FIFA's biennial World Cup plan

Oct. 16, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said on Saturday it has “concerns” about FIFA’s push for soccer World Cups every two years. Though IOC President Thomas Bach said last month “we will not interfere in this discussion,” his organization stepped...