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Spain wins its 1st Women's World Cup title, beating England 1-0

Spain won its first Women's World Cup title less than a year after a player rebellion, holding off England 1-0 on Sunday in Sydney after Olga Carmona's first-half goal.

Salma Paralluelo, 19, emerges as star in Spain's run to Women's World Cup final

Salma Paralluelo could have been preparing for next year's Olympics if she'd decided to stick with track and not make the switch to soccer.

U.S. women's soccer coach Andonovski resigns after disappointing World Cup

Twila Kilgore will serve as interim coach of the U.S women's national soccer team following the resignation of coach Vlatko Andonovski. U.S. Soccer formally announced Andonovski's resignation on Thursday.

Spain stuns Sweden with dramatic late goal to reach Women's World Cup final

Spain will play for its first Women's World Cup championship after Olga Carmona's goal in the 89th minute lifted La Roja to a 2-1 victory over Sweden in the Tuesday semifinal.

Sweden stakes claim as Women's World Cup favourites after beating Japan in quarterfinals

Sweden first knocked off the United States and then bounced Japan to snag a spot in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup on Friday.

Colombia ends Jamaica's run at Women's World Cup, advances to first-ever quarterfinals

Colombia's players danced and sang on the field long after the team secured its historic first-ever trip to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals

Defending champion U.S. bounced from Women's World Cup as Sweden advances on penalties

The United States played its best game of this Women's World Cup and it wasn't good enough to stop the two-time reigning champions from being eliminated in the Round of 16.

New Zealand Women's World Cup team evacuated due to hotel fire

New Zealand's Women's World Cup squad had to be evacuated from a downtown hotel on Saturday night after several small fires broke out.

Farrelly's return to pitch at Women's World Cup brings attention to abuse in soccer

Now headed to the Women's World Cup with Ireland, Sinead Farrelly's presence at the Women's World Cup is a testament to her own resilience and healing. But it also underscores the larger realities of sexual, verbal and emotional abuse in women's soccer and what is being done about it on the global stage.

ACL injuries keeping players from across the globe out of Women's World Cup

Some of the biggest names in the game won't be playing in the Women's World Cup because of what feels like an epidemic of ACL injuries — and players are asking why.