FIFA Women's World Cup

People wait on the Place de la Concorde for the French soccer team Monday, July 16, 2018 in Paris. Following a victory lap down the packed Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open air bus, the squad that defeated Croatia 4-2 in the tournament final on Sunday attended an informal garden party hosted by President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
July 17, 2018 - 12:45 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The "next" World Cup got plenty of hype in Russia. A massive cube was alight with video images of "Qatar 2022" in Gorky Park, while the ground floor of the high-end shopping mall at Red Square was devoted to displays touting the event. But apart from a social media campaign, there was...
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Stewards pull a woman off the pitch after she stormed onto the field and interrupted the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 15, 2018 - 5:13 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Vladimir Putin's side, claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms as the Russian president and a global audience watched. Stewards tackled...
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English fans applaud their players after the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Belgium defeats England 2-0. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 15, 2018 - 3:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for...
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A child arrives for the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
July 11, 2018 - 1:14 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Sexism has been a bigger problem than racism at the World Cup in Russia, according to anti-discrimination experts advising FIFA. Fans harassing female broadcasters while they worked are among about 30 cases of "sexism on the streets" reported to FIFA by the Fare network. Analyzing the...
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Aly Wagner talks during an interview, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in New York. Fox's Aly Wagner and Telemundo's Viviana Vila are the first in-match analysts on U.S. broadcast television for soccer's showcase, the FIFA World Cup. BBC's Vicki Sparks is making a similar breakthrough in Britain, as is ZDF's Claudia Neumann in Germany. Meanwhile, Kate Abdo is Fox's start-of-the-day studio show anchor in Red Square (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
July 01, 2018 - 5:11 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Fox has changed plans and is sending a third crew of commentators to Russia for the World Cup. Derek Rae and Aly Wagner called Russia's penalty shootout win over Spain on Sunday and will broadcast Colombia-England on...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 23, 2018 file photo, a Belgium's fan waits for the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Russia's leading social network is cracking down on chat groups created to shame women during the World cup amid growing complaints of sexist abuse during the tournament. Social network VKontakte told The Associated Press that it issued warnings to the administrators of such groups. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
June 28, 2018 - 1:53 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's leading social network is cracking down on chat groups created to shame women during the World cup amid growing complaints of sexist abuse during the tournament. Social network VKontakte told The Associated Press on Thursday that it issued warnings to the administrators of...
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In this June 24, 2018, photo, a kangaroo interrupts the Women's Premier League between Belconnen United and Canberra FC match in Canberra for over 30 minutes. (Lawrence Atkin/Capital Football via AP)
June 25, 2018 - 7:19 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian soccer team competing at the World Cup is called the Socceroos. But a different kind of soccer-roo has dominated a pitch for half an hour in Canberra during a women's match. The misguided marsupial made its first appearance on the stadium soccer field...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018 file photo, fans cheer during a 2018 soccer World Cup group A at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Some South American fans at the World Cup in Russia are receiving strong criticism for sexist behavior and could even face workplace consequences for posting videos in which fans encourage foreign women to say offensive things in languages they don't appear to understand. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
June 20, 2018 - 6:01 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Some Latin American fans at the World Cup are receiving strong criticism for sexist behavior and could even face workplace consequences for posting videos in which they encourage foreign women to say offensive things in languages they don't appear to understand. In one of a handful...
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A poster to support Iranian women is displayed in the stands during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
June 19, 2018 - 11:25 am
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Women's rights are a sensitive issue within the Iran team at the World Cup. Masoud Shojaei was evasive during his team's news conference Tuesday when the midfielder was asked what he thought of Iranian women in stadiums in Russia. "With all due respect for you and your question...
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Australia's Trent Sainsbury, center, kicks the ball in front of France's Kylian Mbappe during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
June 19, 2018 - 5:34 am
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Far from being discouraged about a heartbreaking opening loss to France, Australia is confident going into another tough World Cup match against Denmark. The plucky underdog label seems to inspire the Socceroos. Australia fell 2-1 to the French on Saturday in Kazan. But the...
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