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FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015

FIFA Women’s World Cup: US beats Germany, 2-0, to advance to final

MONTREAL — During its rough start to this World Cup, the U.S. women's national football team promised that brighter days were ahead, that the sputtering attack and grinding style would give way to the beauty and prosperity that has defined the program for most of 25 years.

US beats Colombia, advances to quarterfinals at Women’s World Cup

EDMONTON — The United States remained on a strange and confounding path in this Women's World Cup on Monday, adding a missed penalty kick by the greatest scorer in international football history to a long list of shortcomings. But to their credit, the U.S. has discovered ways to remain in contention for a first title in 16 years.

US women’s football team not at its best before round-of-16 match against Colombia

The Colombians, who stunned France en route to their first advancement in a major international tournament, are not the slightest bit in awe of their highly decorated opponents. In recent days, they have spoken in bold, confident terms.

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Brazil’s only goal is enough to eliminate Costa Rica

Costa Rica was close, they tried hard, but their efforts fell short as a late goal by Brazil’s Raquel Fernandes just seven minutes to the end stopped short the Women's National Team’s dream of advancing to the round of 16 on its first participation in a FIFA World Cup.

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Costa Rica hopes to fight its way to the knockout stage

Las Ticas will qualify to the knockout stage if they win, draw or even if they lose to Brazil by a difference of one goal.

Ms. Sloth Kong does the Gangnam Style (강남스타일)

The Costa Rican women’s national football team earned its second point in a FIFA World Cup last Saturday, in a 2-2 tie with South Korea....

Women’s World Cup expanded field nets lopsided scores, but perhaps long-term gains

Ahead of the first World Cup in 1991, 45 teams sought the 11 available slots alongside host China. This year's tournament attracted 128 countries chasing 23 places with Canada, and eight qualified for the first time.

Costa Rica draws with Spain 1-1 at FIFA Women’s World Cup opening match in Canada

The final score in Las Ticas' debut at Canada's World Cup is the country's first point ever in a FIFA World Cup.

She’s her own woman, not a ‘Keylorette’

The newspaper’s cover referred to Dinnia Díaz – the goalkeeper of the Costa Rican Women’s National Soccer Team, which just qualified for the Women’s World Cup for the first time in history – as “Keylar.” (This allusion to renowned male Costa Rican keeper Keylor Navas is roughly akin to referring to a women’s basketball star as “Michelle Jordan.”)

Costa Rica’s Ticas one match away from FIFA World Cup Canada 2015

Las Ticas moved forward with a perfect 3-0-0 record that allowed them to finish on top of Group B in a tournament that will award three direct spots for FIFA’s World Cup in Canada next year.

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