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  1. Far From World Cup, Hints of Rebellion Inside U.S. Soccer Sports, Yesterday

    Current and former employees have been excoriating the federation’s top executives online in an effort to alert leaders to what they called a “toxic” culture.

  2. In Women’s World Cup Origin Story, Fact and Fiction Blur Sports, Yesterday

    FIFA recognizes a France-Netherlands encounter in 1971 as the first women’s international match. It was no such thing, but that doesn’t diminish the women who took part.

  3. For U.S. Goalkeeper, a Moment to Forget and a Lesson She’ll Remember Sports, Yesterday

    Alyssa Naeher faced her first big test at the World Cup against Spain, and got one thing very wrong. But she survived, and the U.S. advanced.

  4. Meet the Former Professional Soccer Player Watching the Women’s World Cup for The Times Times Insider, Yesterday

    Allison McCann is one of several journalists covering the tournament.

  5. Sweden Stops a Penalty Kick by Canada and Reaches Quarterfinals Sports, June 24

    Goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl preserved a one-goal lead for Sweden by blocking a penalty kick in the second half.

  6. Painting the Town Orange: A Day Out With the Dutch at the World Cup Sports, June 24

    The Netherlands has a team capable of challenging for the World Cup title. Its fans are winning wherever they go.

  7. USWNT vs. Spain: Live Score and Updates Sports, June 24

    Live updates and analysis of the United States’ game against Spain in the round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup.

  8. USWNT vs. Spain Live Score: Updates from Women’s World Cup Sports, June 24

    Live updates and analysis of the United States’ game against Spain in the round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup.

  9. USWNT Leads Spain, 2-1: Live Updates from Women’s World Cup Sports, June 24

    Live updates and analysis of the United States’ game against Spain in the round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup.

  10. U.S. Holds Off an Ascendant Spain, for Now, at Women’s World Cup Sports, June 24

    Live updates and analysis of the United States’ game against Spain in the round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup.

  11. France Survives, Sending Marta and Brazil to the Exit Sports, June 23

    Amandine Henry’s goal in extra time saved the hosts, and kept alive the chances for a quarterfinal showdown against the U.S.

  12. In First World Cup, Rose Lavelle Is Driving U.S. Forward Sports, June 23

    ‘The strength of this team is we have a lot of strengths,’ says a midfielder who has emerged as one of the most important ones.

  13. England Beats Seething Cameroon to Advance in World Cup Sports, June 23

    As the Cameroon players protested and play was delayed, England's staff and players watched in disbelief.

  14. For Spain, Investment Pays Off at the World Cup Sports, June 23

    Dozens of countries have embraced women’s soccer in recent years. Few have done so quite as completely as Spain, which faces the United States on Monday.

  15. Germany Tops Nigeria to Reach Women’s World Cup Quarterfinals Sports, June 22

    Second-ranked Germany, which has outscored opponents, 9-0, will play the winner of Monday’s match between Sweden and Canada next Saturday.

  16. Corinne Diacre and the Game of Her Life Sports, June 22

    France’s coach has given decades to soccer as a player and pioneer, and she has spent the last two years building a World Cup contender. Is her reward — and France’s — finally within reach?

  17. As Video Reviews Dissect Penalty Kicks, Critics Say Stick to What’s Obvious Sports, June 22

    Is close policing by soccer’s video assistant referee what is truly desired by the sport, and does it benefit the game?

  18. U.S. Women’s Team and U.S. Soccer Agree to Mediation Over Gender Discrimination Claim Sports, June 21

    The mediation is to begin as soon as possible after the women finish playing at the Women’s World Cup in France.

  19. Germany’s Secret Weapon Was Once Its Most Potent One on the Field Sports, June 21

    Birgit Prinz, a former World Cup winner and world player of the year, now serves Germany as its sports psychologist.

  20. For Thailand, World Cup Dream (There for a Moment) Vanishes at the Exit Sports, June 20

    Thailand bows out, but only after its benefactor, Nualphan Lamsam, urged the players to “fight to the death.”

  21. USA Leads Sweden, 1-0: Live Updates Sports, June 20

    Live updates and analysis of the United States-Sweden game at the Women’s World Cup.

  22. U.S. Storms Past Sweden, Posting Third Straight World Cup Shutout Sports, June 20

    Live updates and analysis of the United States-Sweden game at the Women’s World Cup.

  23. World Cup Players Say Muscles and Makeup Mix Just Fine, Thanks Style, June 20

    Rejecting notions about how they should present themselves as female athletes, the women are turning to colorful hair and bold lips to showcase their style and enhance performance.

  24. U.S. Might Be the World Cup’s Best Team. It Is Definitely the Best Draw. Sports, June 20

    Fans have flocked to games featuring the U.S. women’s team at the World Cup, to the delight of cities fortunate enough to host them.

  25. Her Tears of Joy Celebrated the Resilience of a Battered Team Sports, June 20

    Nualphan Lamsam is known in Thailand as Madam Pang. The general manager’s emotional response to her team’s first goal in this World Cup is one of the tournament’s memorable moments so far.

  26. U.S. Faces Sweden at the World Cup With Something to Gain but Even More to Prove Sports, June 20

    The Americans, who have clinched a spot in the round of 16, will end the group stage against the team that knocked them out of the 2016 Olympics.

  27. World Cup: England Defeats Japan While Scotland and Argentina Draw Sports, June 20

    Argentina overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 30 minutes for a draw that eliminated the Scots.

  28. For China’s ‘Steel Roses,’ World Cup Is Only the Latest Letdown Sports, June 20

    China’s women’s national team was once one of the world’s best. Now it hopes to regain its glory as part of Xi Jinping’s effort to make China a soccer superpower.

  29. After 3 World Cup Games, England Sees Itself With a Few More to Run Sports, June 19

    The team is not afraid to say that it is a title contender this year.

  30. FIFA Takes Control of Soccer in Africa, Where the Sport Is in Chaos Sports, June 19

    Wary of bigger problems, FIFA sends its No. 2 official to take charge of African soccer temporarily.

  31. Phil Neville Had to Win Over England. Can England Now Win for Him? Sports, June 18

    England’s coach never applied for his job, and he got off to an inauspicious start coaching women. But after two wins, expectations are rising.

  32. Michel Platini Is Detained in France Over Qatar World Cup Vote Sports, June 18

    Investigators were also said to have questioned the former European soccer president about the awarding of the 2016 European championship to France.

  33. World Cup Roundup: Germany and Norway Win Sports, June 17

    Germany played to its status as the world’s second-ranked team, routing South Africa, 4-0, on Monday to top Group B with a 3-0 record.

  34. France Gets Big World Cup Assists From Video Review Sports, June 17

    The home team, which finished round-robin play with a 3-0 record, benefited twice from the Video Assistant Referee system in a 1-0 win Monday over Nigeria.

  35. For Wendie Renard and France, Another Misstep and Another Win Sports, June 17

    Renard’s World Cup started with two goals and continued with a blunder and a missed penalty. She still hopes it ends with a trophy.

  36. Match-Fixing at Women’s World Cup? As Game Grows, Officials Are on Alert Sports, June 17

    As the profile of women’s soccer grows, games are drawing millions of dollars worth of bets. And FIFA and match-fixing officials say they are taking no chances.

  37. New Faces, Same Result: U.S. Rolls Again at World Cup Sports, June 16

    Despite seven changes to the starting lineup that crushed Thailand, the United States won easily, qualifying for the knockout stage.

  38. Chile Goalkeeper Equal to the Task, if Not to the Team Sports, June 16

    The United States threw everything it had at Christiane Endler. She was prepared to stop almost all of it.

  39. Chile Goalkeeper Equal to the Task, if Not to the Team Sports, June 16

    The United States threw everything it had at Christiane Endler. She was prepared to stop almost all of it.

  40. A Break in the Gloom: Thailand Scores at the World Cup Sports, June 16

    Sure, the Thais lost again. But a single goal, in another heavy defeat, changes the arc for a team humbled by the United States.

  41. 2019 Women’s World Cup Live Updates: USA vs. Chile Sports, June 16

    Live coverage and analysis of the United States-Chile match at the Women’s World Cup in Paris.

  42. 2019 Women’s World Cup Live Updates: USA vs. Chile Sports, June 16

    Live coverage and analysis of the United States-Chile match at the Women’s World Cup in Paris.

  43. United States Beats Chile, 3-0, at Women’s World Cup Sports, June 16

  44. Chile’s Road to the Women’s World Cup Started With an Indignity Sports, June 16

    Dropped from FIFA’s world rankings three years ago because its federation had not scheduled a match in two years, Chile’s women’s team now has a players’ union and a lot to prove.

  45. Women’s World Cup: Canada and the Netherlands Easily Advance Sports, June 15

    Canada scored twice in the second half to get past New Zealand, and Vivianne Miedema had two goals for the Netherlands against Cameroon.

  46. The Best NYC Bars for Watching the 2019 Women’s World Cup Interactive, June 15

    The 2019 Women’s World Cup is in full swing, and all 24 teams are still competing. If you live in New York, you can eat, drink and watch the games with countless fan bases, from the Jamaicans to the Germans. Here’s a guide to some of the biggest parties celebrating some of those teams competing in France.

  47. Women’s World Cup: England and Italy Advance With Victories Sports, June 14

    England edged Argentina on a goal by Jodie Taylor off a pass from her roommate. Italy, in the event for the first time since 1999, had three goals from Cristiana Girelli in a rout of Jamaica.

  48. Risking Everything in Soccer’s ‘Red Zone’ Sports, June 14

    An unending schedule of matches, competitions and championships is wearing out the world’s best players.

  49. Lindsey Horan Is Right Where She Wanted to Be Sports, June 14

    Pursuing a career in Europe probably kept the U.S. midfielder out of the last World Cup. As she returns to Paris on Sunday, those same choices have put her front and center in this one.

  50. In Exile on His Home Turf, Michel Platini Runs Out the Clock on His Ban Sports, June 14

    The Women’s World Cup is the latest major event in France to turn its back on Michel Platini, who was barred from soccer after the 2015 FIFA scandal.

  51. Women’s World Cup: Australia Roars Back to Beat Brazil Sports, June 13

    An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil, even after Marta added a record 16th career tournament goal.

  52. Please, Play Like a Woman Opinion, June 13

    In the Women’s World Cup, team U.S.A. doesn’t need to play like the men’s team — it needs to throw out men as the metric.

  53. Watching France’s Cascarino with France’s Other Cascarino Sports, June 13

    Delphine Cascarino is one of France’s top attacking threats. Her twin sister, a pro herself, can read her better than anyone.

  54. Formiga Isn’t Going Anywhere Sports, June 13

    The midfielder is playing in her seventh World Cup, both because she is good enough and because in two decades Brazil hasn’t developed a player worthy of replacing her.

  55. Nigeria Upsets South Korea for Rare World Cup Win Sports, June 12

    It was the country’s fourth win in eight World Cup final appearances and it could set them up to advance to the next stage of the tournament.

  56. Grinding Instead of Gliding, France Takes Another Step Sports, June 12

    France’s 2-1 win over Norway showed a supremely skilled team is learning how to will itself forward in the World Cup.

  57. Germany’s Math: Two Goals, Two Wins and One Big Loss Sports, June 12

    The Germans have survived their first two games, including Wednesday’s against Spain, but losing their best player could hurt.

  58. A Rout Too Far? After 13-0 Win, U.S. Is Criticized and Defended Sports, June 12

    Everyone had an opinion after the Americans thrashed Thailand for the most lopsided win in World Cup history.

  59. Raining Goals on Thailand Wasn’t an Accident. It Was the U.S. Game Plan. Sports, June 12

    A World Cup contender and its coach make no excuses for a show of overwhelming force.

  60. A 13-0 World Cup Rout? Thailand Is as Proud as Ever World, June 12

    The women’s loss to the United States produced the most lopsided score in World Cup history. But soccer fans in Thailand say they were just happy their team was there.

  61. World Cup Opener Wins for the Netherlands and Sweden Sports, June 11

    New Zealand, which has never won in the Women’s World Cup, lost to the Netherlands on a goal in stoppage time.

  62. What a 13-0 U.S. Win Over Thailand Looked Like at the Women’s World Cup Sports, June 11

    The United States faced Thailand in their first game at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. What ensued was a record and an annihilation.

  63. U.S. Takes Apart Thailand and the Record Book at the Women’s World Cup Sports, June 11

    The reigning champions delivered a 13-0 thrashing, scoring more goals than any other team in tournament history, and then consoled their opponents.

  64. Sex, the World Cup and Breaking Up the Boys’ Club Opinion, June 11

    Great sport requires only three things: excellence of skill, uncertainty of outcome and a crescendo of drama until the last second. Gender or sex is irrelevant.

  65. Crystal Dunn Will Attack From Everywhere Interactive, June 11

    We fitted her with motion-capture sensors, and she showed us how she beats the defense.

  66. Canada Edges Cameroon; Japan Stumbles in Opener Sports, June 11

    Kadeisha Buchanan scored at the end of the first half, and Canada held on to defeat Cameroon, 1-0, in Montpellier, France.

  67. For U.S. and Its Coach, a Low-Key Start to a High-Stakes Month Sports, June 11

    The United States women’s soccer team enters the World Cup as the defending champion, which only means it has more to lose than anyone else.

  68. Thailand’s World Cup Formula: A Wealthy Donor and a Rival’s Doping Sports, June 10

    How exactly did the Thai team end up in a meeting with the United States at the Women’s World Cup? That’s a long story.

  69. The Best Women’s Soccer Team in the World Fights for Equal Pay Magazine, June 10

    As the U.S. women’s national soccer team defends its World Cup title in France, its members are preparing for a courtroom battle.

  70. When Japan Lost Its Crown, It Found a Reason to Start Over Sports, June 10

    How the 2011 World Cup champions, humbled by the United States four years ago, rebuilt themselves into a title contender.

  71. Italy Storms Back Into the World Cup, Stunning Australia in Injury Time Sports, June 9

    Barbara Bonansea’s second goal gave Italy a 2-1 victory in its first World Cup match in 20 years.

  72. Afghanistan Moves to Arrest Soccer Chief on Sexual Abuse Charges World, June 9

    The Afghan authorities issued a warrant for Keramuddin Keram, a powerful former warlord, a day after FIFA barred him for life and fined him about $1 million.

  73. Italy Stuns Australia at Women’s World Cup With Last-Minute Winner Sports, June 9

    Live coverage and analysis of Australia’s group-stage match against Italy at the Women’s World C

  74. Sam Kerr Can’t Stop Scoring Interactive, June 9

    The 25-year-old Australian striker is one of the best players in the world right now.

  75. Women’s World Cup: Germany and Spain Open With Tense Victories Sports, June 8

    Norway rolled to a win despite not having its star, and Marta was ruled out of Brazil’s opening game against Jamaica.

  76. Bunny Shaw, the ‘Zion Williamson of Soccer,’ Mixes Size and Spontaneity Sports, June 8

    Jamaica striker Khadija Shaw has an uncommon blend of tools that could make her the World Cup’s breakout star.

  77. FIFA Bars Afghan Soccer Chief for Life After Sexual Assault Accusations Sports, June 8

    Soccer’s governing body said Keramuddin Keram had been found guilty “of having abused his position and sexually abused various female players, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.”

  78. German Soccer Star Is the Groom. Turkey’s President Is the Best Man. World, June 8

    The Arsenal player Mesut Ozil whipped up a political storm and debate over racism in Germany over his meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May 2018.

  79. Rape Accusation Against Neymar Captivates News Media and Spooks His Sponsors Sports, June 8

    Nike and other companies have expressed concern about the allegations, which threaten to unravel the player’s carefully crafted business empire.

  80. France Revels as It Opens the World Cup With a Victory Sports, June 7

    The host country’s team dominated South Korea, 4-0, and validated its status as a favorite to win the whole tournament.

  81. France Opens Women’s World Cup With Rout of South Korea Sports, June 7

    Live updates and analysis from the opening match of the 2019 Women’s World Cup: France vs. Korea.

  82. A #MeToo Wave Hits Global Soccer as the Women’s World Cup Begins Sports, June 7

    Allegations of sexual misconduct against influential men have been made in several countries and include an accusation against a top-ranking official in world soccer’s governing body.

  83. We Asked, They Answered: 108 Women’s World Cup Players on Their Job, Money and Sacrificing Everything Interactive, June 7

    “Everything in my life comes second to my football. I've given up everything to be where I am.”

  84. Women’s Soccer’s Big Moment, Big-Footed by Indifference and a ‘Clerical Error’ Sports, June 7

    Women’s World Cup supporters were disappointed, but hardly surprised, when two major men’s finals were scheduled against theirs.

  85. What Megan Rapinoe Can’t Travel Without Travel, June 6

    The soccer megastar is in Paris for the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Vitamins, CBD drops and plenty of protein bars went with her.

  86. Lennart Johansson, Leader in European Soccer, Is Dead at 89 Obituaries, June 6

    As president of the Union of European Football Associations, he oversaw the creation of the Champions League, soccer’s most lucrative and prestigious competition.

  87. FIFA Vice President Detained by the French Police Sports, June 6

    Ahmad Ahmad, the president of Africa’s soccer confederation and a vice president of FIFA, was detained by the police in a corruption investigation.

  88. Rocco Commisso, Cosmos Owner, Buys Italy’s Fiorentina Sports, June 6

    The cable magnate called his purchase of the Serie A club the “quickest closing in soccer history.”

  89. France’s Men Won the World Cup Last Summer. Its Women Want a Title to Match. Sports, June 6

    “We have seen so many emotions in the country last year,” the French captain said. “We want to experience something similar.”

  90. These Girls’ Soccer Players Joined Boys’ Leagues. And Dominated. Sports, June 6

    Spanish clubs like Barcelona, Atlético Madrid and Athletic Bilbao are increasingly testing their girls’ teams in leagues filled with boys’ teams. Is this the future of women’s soccer development?

  91. Nations League Seeks Foothold in Crowded Soccer Landscape Sports, June 5

    The new European event, which concludes on Sunday, is expected to be held every two years, and the 2020-21 event may even be a part of World Cup qualifying.

  92. For U.S. Women, a Rare Question Mark Comes With a Ready Answer Sports, June 5

    Alyssa Naeher has big shoes to fill as the United States’ goalkeeper. Her coaches and teammates have no doubt she is up to the job.

  93. FIFA Approves New Term for Gianni Infantino as President Sports, June 5

    The Swiss-born lawyer’s rise to the top came after a major corruption scandal removed a generation of soccer’s top leaders in 2015.

  94. What Brand Defines These Soccer Stars? Their Own Style, June 5

    Members of the United States women’s team start their own collections and open up another front in the fight for fair value.

  95. Women’s World Cup Preview: Meet the Teams Sports, June 4

    There will be 552 players representing 24 countries at the World Cup in France. Some are household names. Many are not. Here’s a primer before the tournament begins Friday.

  96. Qatar May Buy Into English Team Leeds Sports, June 3

    The gas-rich Gulf state has gained an outsized influence in global soccer, and the move for Leeds would be its first foray into English soccer.

  97. Soccer Star Neymar Denies Rape Accusation and Releases Messages From Accuser Sports, June 1

    A woman, who said she met the soccer star on Instagram, is accusing Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel room last month. He took to Instagram to accuse the woman of extortion.

  98. 2019 Champions League Final Live Updates: Liverpool vs. Tottenham Sports, June 1

    Liverpool plays Tottenham on Saturday in the Champions League final at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

  99. Scoring Early and Late, Liverpool Wins Sixth Champions League Title Sports, June 1

    Overcoming Tottenham in Madrid, Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool claim the prize they had coveted for so long.

  100. José Antonio Reyes, Former Arsenal Player, Dies in Car Crash at 35 Sports, June 1

    Mr. Reyes’s car ran off the highway south of the Spanish city of Seville on Saturday, according to local news reports.

  101. Champions League Final Preview: Liverpool or Tottenham? Sports, June 1

    The Premier League rivals meet Saturday in the Champions League final in Madrid. Rory Smith makes the case for each side.

  102. Liverpool’s Champions League Waiting Game Sports, May 31

    Jürgen Klopp and his players waited a year for another shot at Europe’s biggest title. But first they had to kill three weeks.

  103. China’s Soccer Push Takes a New Tack: Naturalizing Foreign Players Sports, May 30

    Nico Yennaris, a 26-year-old midfielder with little pedigree in Britain, became the first foreign-born player to be called up by China’s national team.

  104. The Superstar Hiding in Plain Sight Sports, May 30

    Persistent stereotypes about Asian players obscure the quality of Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min, a star by any metric.

  105. A Trove of FIFA Secrets, Locked Inside a New Jersey Storage Locker Sports, May 28

    Chuck Blazer, whose cooperation led to the arrests of top FIFA officials, died in 2017. But he left behind materials that could implicate officials who have so far escaped punishment.

  106. Enough With Crumbs — I Want the Cake Opinion, May 28

    Power is anarchy. It dismantles patriarchal social structures and allows us to rebuild them with equity at their foundation.