Latest FIFA Women's World Cup News

US headed to Women's World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica

Oct. 14, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. women's national team breezed through CONCACAF qualifying to secure a spot in the World Cup next year in France. The Americans still have to face Canada. "Just because we qualified for the World Cup doesn't mean we're going to take our foot off the gas," Alex Morgan said. "We...

Canada gets into Women's World Cup with 7-0 win over Panama

Oct. 14, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Christine Sinclair isn't concerned about chasing records. She's set her sights on the World Cup. Sinclair scored twice and Canada went on to secure a spot in next year's World Cup in France with a 7-0 victory over Panama on Sunday in the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifying...

US guards against overconfidence in World Cup qualifying

Oct. 13, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Defender Becky Sauerbrunn said the memories of 2010 still drive her as the U.S. women's national team seeks to qualify for next year's World Cup in France. The United States lost in the semifinals of that year's CONCACAF qualifying tournament, sending the team to a third-place finish...

Canada downs Costa Rica 3-1 in World Cup qualifying tourney

Oct. 12, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Janine Beckie and Nichelle Prince scored in the first half and Canada went on to beat Costa Rica 3-1 on Thursday night in the final game of the group stage at the CONCACAF women's World Cup qualifying tournament. Canadian captain Christine Sinclair scored her 175th career goal in the...

Jamaica routs Cuba 9-0 in Women's World Cup qualifying

Oct. 11, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Jody Brown scored three goals and Jamaica routed Cuba 9-0 on Thursday night in their final group stage match at the CONCACAF women's World Cup qualifying tournament. Sashana Campbell added a pair of goals, and Khadija Shaw, Deneisha Blackwood and Marlo Sweatman also scored for the...

Wambach joins COPA90 coverage of Women's World Cup in France

Oct. 11, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

Abby Wambach lofted a trophy over her head at the last Women's World Cup. Now retired, her role for the 2019 World Cup will involve guiding the coverage of the event on social media for COPA90. She's joining COPA90 in advance of World Cup in France this summer. The appointment was announced on Thursday. COPA90 is...

Women's soccer: Wait and see approach to FIFA strategy

Oct. 11, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

FIFA's new global strategy to grow the women's game is prompting both praise and skepticism. Soccer's governing body has been addressing the women's side of the sport in the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal announced this week that focuses on...

Lavelle, Morgan lead US women past Trinidad and Tobago

Oct. 10, 2018 11:04 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — The United States is rolling in pursuit of another berth in the Women's World Cup. Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan scored two goals apiece to help the U.S. women beat Trinidad and Tobago 7-0 on Wednesday night in the World Cup qualifying tournament. Tobin Heath added a goal and two assists...

FIFA undertakes global initiative to grow the women's game

Oct. 10, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal...

Panama eliminates Mexico from the World Cup with 2-0 win

Oct. 10, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Karla Riley and Lineth Cedeno scored and Panama upset Mexico 2-0 ON Wednesday in their final group stage game at the CONCACAF women's World Cup qualifying tournament. The loss means that Mexico is eliminated from the knockout round and won't be a part of the field at next year's World Cup...