World soccer body FIFA put Jerome Valcke, its second-ranking official, on leave on Thursday just hours after an ex-footballer raised allegations he was involved in a plan to resell 2014 World Cup tickets for a lucrative profit.
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Switzerland now has 81 reports of suspicious financial activity linked to FIFA’s decisions to let Russia and Qatar run the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, the Swiss attorney general’s office said on Sunday.
Taylor Swift had another of her concert surprises Friday night when she brought the World Cup champions on stage.
Screams and a blizzard of confetti cheered the World Cup winning U.S. women’s soccer players as they rolled up New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Friday in the first ticker-tape parade honoring a women’s sports team.
Two days removed from winning the women’s soccer World Cup, star midfielder Carli Lloyd teased the idea of capturing another one in 2019 as thousands of flag-waving fans cheered the U.S. team on Tuesday at a boisterous outdoor rally in Los Angeles.
A record 20.3 million Americans watched on television as the United States beat Japan in the final of the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, setting a new high for any soccer match televised in the nation, according to preliminary ratings data on Monday.
Until 2005, I watched just about every big soccer match at the Crown & Anchor British Pub — the holy grail of Las Vegas-area soccer bars — across the street from UNLV.
The United States won the Women’s World Cup for the third time, crushing Japan 5-2 on Sunday with striker Carli Lloyd scoring the tournament’s fastest ever hat-trick, including a spectacular goal from the half-way line.
Bettors are lining up to put their money on the United States to defeat Japan in the Women’s World Cup final Sunday in Canada. At William Hill sports books, 95 percent of the money wagered on the two-way betting line has been placed on the U.S.
How Japan built its national team remains one of soccer’s most treasured tales. The team is referred to as Nadeshiko, a floral metaphor meaning pure, feminine beauty. Which is how it plays. Graceful, tactical, a style born from 5-vs.-5 on dirt fields with mini goals at which to shoot.
Japan will aim for back-to-back titles when it faces USA in a rematch of the 2011 final won by Japan 3-1 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie.
If anyone can use some tea and crumpets or biscuits or whatever else the English eat at tea time, it’s Laura Bassett.
An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett put Japan into the World Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday, setting up a title rematch with the United States.
The Americans should win and be crowned World Cup champions Sunday for a third time. We should always win, at least until the rest of the world takes women’s soccer seriously. Which it probably never will. We care about it more, invest in it more, nurture it more.
The United States advanced Tuesday evening to the Women’s World Cup final, downing No. 1 Germany 2-0 on goals from Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara.
In advance of today’s Women’s World Cup semifinal match between the United States and Germany, several of Abby Wambach’s teammates did their best impressions of her on-field antics.
The USA beat China 1-0 to move on to play Germany in the Women’s World Cup semifinals.
Japan’s goalkeeper let in an easy one during the final seconds of their game in the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday, which changed the outcome of over-under wagers against the Dutch.
United States striker Abby Wambach has apologized for her suggestion the referee targeted certain American players for yellow cards in her team’s Womens World Cup game against Colombia on Monday.
Abby Wambach could face a FIFA reprimand after the United States striker suggested the French referee in Monday’s Women’s World Cup tie against Colombia “purposefully” booked players who had picked up yellow cards earlier in the tournament.
Jennifer Ruiz Williams, who was born in Corona, Calif., and played for UNLV from 2001 to 2004, was running on a treadmill when she got this crazy idea: playing women’s soccer for Mexico in the World Cup might be fun. She played against Colombia on Tuesday.
Scandal-plagued FIFA postponed the bidding for the right to host the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday and embarked on the search to find a replacement for outgoing President Sepp Blatter.
The 2015 Women’s World Cup kicks off on Saturday, and if you weren’t already aware, the United States has a good chance at taking home the trophy.
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