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Copa América: Messi sent off as Argentina takes 3rd place

Jul. 6, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

SÃO PAULO (AP) — For a match that didn't mean much, there was a lot going on as Argentina defeated Chile 2-1 to finish third in the Copa América on Saturday. It ended with Lionel Messi being sent off and boycotting the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing. "We shouldn't take part in this...

Messi slams referees, corruption after Copa America red card

Jul. 6, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

SÃO PAULO (AP) — After another frustrating Copa América ending, Lionel Messi boycotted the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing and "corruption," claiming Argentina had not been treated fairly. Following defeats in the last two finals, Messi had a sudden end to this year's tournament by being...

US defense will face greater challenges in knockout round

Jun. 22, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — Much of the attention on the United States rightly goes to its prolific offense, especially after that 13-goal game to open the Women's World Cup, but the team's defense has been predictably reliable so far in France. The defense has posted shutouts in the team's first three games,...

World Cup's top teams enter knockout stage on a roll

Jun. 21, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

While it may be tempting to look ahead to the quarterfinals and a possible clash with France, the defending champion U.S. has thrived at the Women's World Cup by keeping its focus on the present. The Americans will face Spain in the round of 16 on Monday in Reims as the tournament enters the win-or-go-home phase....

US dominates rival Sweden 2-0 to remain undefeated

Jun. 20, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — The United States is showing just how fiercely it is prepared to defend its Women's World Cup title. The Americans faced their toughest test of the tournament on Thursday night and dominated in a 2-0 victory over Sweden, the rivals that stunned them in the last Olympics. The U.S....

Chile misses crucial penalty in 2-0 win over Thailand

Jun. 20, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

RENNES, France (AP) — Chile missed a penalty that would have sent it through to the round of 16 of the Women's World Cup in a 2-0 victory over Thailand on Thursday. Chile, scoreless in this tournament before the Thailand match, needed to win by three goals to advance as a third-place team. Chile was ahead...

US without Ertz against Sweden because of hip contusion

Jun. 20, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Julie Ertz was not in the lineup for the U.S. national team's match against Sweden on Thursday night because of a hip contusion. The defensive midfielder started and scored her first World Cup goal in the team's 3-0 victory over Chile on Sunday. U.S. Soccer did not reveal how or...

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...

US wants win vs Swedes, even if it would mean tougher path

Jun. 18, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Victory is the goal for the United States in its group stage finale against Sweden, even though a loss might give the Americans an easier path through the knockout rounds of the Women's World Cup. "I think it's in our team's DNA to want to win and do really well," defender Abby...

Sunday's US win most-watched Women's World Cup group match

Jun. 17, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Americans' 3-0 win over Chile set a record for the most-watched group-stage Women's World Cup match on U.S. English-language television. Fox drew 5,324,000 viewers for Sunday's game, topping 4,492,000 for the Americans' 0-0 group-stage draw against Sweden in 2015. The game was the...