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Sudbury dad travels to France to support his daughter on Team Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup of Soccer

Sudbury's Jenna Hellstrom was in France with Team Canada to take part in the FIFA Women's World Cup of Soccer. Her Father Peter Hellstrom joined her there for support. He spoke to us about watching the games live and the popularity of women's soccer today.

Reffing for Women's World Cup 'dream of a lifetime' for N.S. woman

Marie-Soleil Beaudoin has been part of the soccer community all her life. Next month, she'll be heading to France to referee for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Final match draws record U.S. audience

The final match of the FIFA Women's World Cup between the United States and Japan, which aired on FOX, drew a record U.S. television audience of 25.4 million for soccer.

FIFA Women's World Cup: U.S. wins 1st title in 16 years

Carli Lloyd put an exclamation point on her country's stunning four-goal barrage in the opening 16 minutes with a hat-trick strike from the halfway line as the United States demolished Japan 5-2 in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday in Vancouver.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: U.S. gets rematch with Japan in final

The Americans get a rematch with Japan on Sunday when the teams meet again in the final, this time in Canada. The U.S. women are favored, and there figures to be a mostly pro-American crowd making the short trip across the border to Vancouver's BC Place.

Women's World Cup in Canada: A success or a failure?

When the 2015 World Cup schedule came out and soccer fans in Montreal saw that their city was not hosting the final, there may have been some people who were upset about that.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Japan inspired in title defence

Japan beat the U.S. for the 2011 title on penalty kicks just four months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami ravaged the country. In the lead-up to the tournament, the nations played two friendlies, something Norio Sasaki said helped his players develop.

FIFA Women's World Cup: England takes bronze over Germany

Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, helping England beat Germany 1-0 on Saturday for third place in the Women's World Cup.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Americans react to Japanese win

Bring it on. That's how the U.S. women's soccer team reacted Wednesday night to learning that Japan would be the opponent in the World Cup final.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: England loses semifinal on own goal in extra time

Laura Bassett's own goal in the 92nd minute proved to be the heartbreaker as Japan punched it's ticket through to the Women's World Cup final with a dramatic 2-1 victory over England on Wednesday. Fourth-ranked Japan, the defending champion, will meet the United States in the gold medal match on Sunday in Vancouver.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Japanese players superior to England: coach

Coach Norio Sasaki can say whatever he wants in suggesting his Japanese players are superior to England's. Coach Mark Sampson would prefer to see that decided on the field Wednesday, when his upstart Lionesses face the defending champion Nadeshiko in the Women's World Cup semifinal.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: United States blanks Germany in semis

The United States reached the final of the women's soccer World Cup for the second time in a row on Tuesday, taking advantage of a dubious penalty to beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 in a hugely enjoyable game.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Semis begin with top-ranked Germany vs. U.S.

Familiar foes Germany and the United States open the semifinal round at the 2015 Women's World Cup Tuesday at Olympic Stadium in Montreal (7:00 p.m. ET), while England plays in their first-ever semifinal match against Japan on Wednesday at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton (5:00 p.m. ET).

FIFA Women's World Cup: Lauren Sesselmann fires back at critics after Canada's loss

In a raw, very personal response to fans, Team Canada defender Lauren Sesselmann lashed out against negative feedback she has received since her team was eliminated from the FIFA Women's World Cup of soccer on Saturday in Vancouver.

FIFA Women's World Cup: England coach optimistic keeper will recover

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FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada looks to future after painful exit

Canada is disappointed with their Women's World Cup exit but the team has hope for the future in promising young players.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Lauren Sesselmann's error proves costly for Canada

Lauren Sesselmann's error draws criticism in Canada's quarter-final loss to England.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada knocked out by England

Canada exited the Women's World Cup in a painful 2-1 quarter-final loss to England on Saturday, undone on defence in a brutal three-minute spell early in the first half.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: England stands in Canada's way

John Herdman says his team has made Canada proud at the Women's World Cup. Now it's time to make history.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: United States, Germany progress to semis

The FIFA Women's World Cup semifinals will feature a clash of pre-tournament favourites, as the United States takes on Germany after both sides won their quarter-final matches Friday.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada's Carol Anne Chenard named ref for quarter-final

Canadian referee Carol Anne Chenard will take charge of the Women's World Cup quarter-final between Germany and France in Montreal on Friday.

FIFA Women's World Cup: John Herdman denies Team Canada rift

Canadian coach John Herdman, who always has a timely metaphor in his back pocket, reached for the heights Wednesday. Asked if his players were having fun at the Women's World Cup, Herdman showed a glimpse of his motivational skills.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Japan scores early, late to sink Dutch

Saori Ariyoshi and Mizuho Sakaguchi scored as Japan survived a late push to beat the Netherlands 2-1 on Tuesday and advance to the quarter-finals at the Women's World Cup.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada to face England in quarter-finals

Canada's road to the Women's World Cup semifinals goes through England. The sixth-ranked Lionesses defeated No. 11 Norway 2-1 in Ottawa on Monday to set up a quarter-final showdown with No. 8 Canada in Vancouver on Saturday.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: United States overpowers Colombia

Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women's World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night. Steph Houghton and Lucy Bronze scored second-half goals as England rallied to a 2-1 win over Norway.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada earns spot in quarter-finals

Josee Belanger scored early in the second half to send Canada into the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Switzerland on Sunday in Vancouver.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Australia, France move on

Forward Kyah Simon scored in the 80th minute as Australia beat Brazil 1-0 Sunday to advance to the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada's Kaylyn Kyle reaches 100th cap

Canada's Kaylyn Kyle credits coach with helping her rediscover her love for soccer.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada vs. Switzerland by the numbers

Sellout crowd, big audience, loud stadium on tap for Sunday elimination game at BC Place

FIFA Women's World Cup: 3 things to know for Canada vs. Switzerland

In only their second appearance in the World Cup knockout round of 16, everything will be on the line for Canada when they face Switzerland Sunday at Vancouver's B.C. Place Stadium (7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT).
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Germany defeats Sweden in Round of 16

Germany defeated Sweden 4-1 Saturday afternoon in the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Ottawa.

What FIFA World Cup rankings tell us about women's status

It's no coincidence that the top five countries in international women's soccer also happen to be great places to grow up as a girl, says one economics professor.

FIFA Women's World Cup leaves impact on girls' soccer in B.C.

Hosting the FIFA World Cup at home gives young girls playing the sport the opportunity to dream.

Sophie Schmidt, Canadian midfielder, likely to play against Swiss

Sophie Schmidt is expected to play in Sunday's round of 16 contest against Switzerland at the women's World Cup, but the influential midfielder from Abbotsford, B.C., will likely be playing in pain.

FIFA fans upset Brazil's Marta didn't play against Costa Rica

More than 9,500 soccer fans filled the stands at the Moncton Stadium on Wednesday night to see Brazil beat Costa Rica 1-0 in the FIFA Women's World Cup, but many left disappointed that superstar Marta Vieira da Silva didn't play.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: France pounces on Mexico

Marie Delie scored off a header 34th seconds in, the second-fastest goal in the history of the Women's World Cup, and France routed Mexico 5-0 Wednesday night to win Group F on goal difference over England.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada to face Switzerland in next round

Canada will have to get past Switzerland in the round of 16 at the Women's World Cup, in the process ending a 10-game winless streak against European opposition at the soccer showcase.

FIFA Women's World Cup tickets: fake or not? Know the difference

With excitement building ahead of Canada's upcoming game in Vancouver at the FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday, fans are being warned not to fall for fake ticket scams.

Brazil's Marta comes to Moncton for FIFA Women's World Cup

The all-time leader in goals in Women's World Cup play comes to Moncton on Wednesday night as the city hosts its final match in group stage play in the FIFA event.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Abby Wambach leads U.S. to victory

Abby Wambach scored just before halftime Tuesday as the United States defeated Nigeria 1-0 at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Vancouver.

Team Canada fever hits Vancouver as ticket prices soar

It is the homecoming Vancouver have been waiting for: Team Canada will play its next FIFA Women's World Cup game at B.C. Place.

Norway House soccer team fundraises to see last FIFA game in Winnipeg

The boys and girls soccer teams from the school in Norway House have made it to Winnipeg to catch some of the FIFA Women's World Cup action before it wraps up.
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FIFA Women's World Cup 2015: Canada in Montreal for critical game vs. Netherlands

The scenario for team Canada coming into the final game of the FIFA Women's World Cup group stage is simple: win the game and they win the group.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Nigeria's Ugo Njoku suspended 3 games

Nigeria defender Ugo Njoku has been suspended three games at the Women's World Cup for an elbow to Australia forward Samantha Kerr's face in a match on Friday.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Canadian 'goals will come': Christine Sinclair

Christine Sinclair is confident the goals are coming. Canada will look to find its scoring touch in their third and final group-stage game versus the Netherlands on Monday at Montreal's Olympic Stadium.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada right at home in Montreal

When the Canadian women's soccer team steps onto the Olympic Stadium turf on Monday night, three players from Quebec will enjoy an experience they've been looking forward to for a long time.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Colombia upsets France

Lady Andrade and Catalina Usme scored goals as Colombia stunned third-ranked France 2-0 Saturday in one of the biggest upsets in Women's World Cup history.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Ecuador's Angie Ponce nets unfortunate hat trick

Ecuador's Angie Ponce netted her country's first ever goal in the Women's World Cup on Friday, unfortunately it was partnered with two own goals in a 10-1 drubbing by Switzerland.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: U.S. settle for scoreless draw vs. Sweden

The United States played to a 0-0 tie with Sweden and former coach Pia Sundhage Friday night in one of the most anticipated matches of the group stage at the Women's World Cup.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada has work to do before knockout round

Canada will finish pool play at the Women's World Cup Monday but the team will need to improve if they want to become champions.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada settles for draw with New Zealand

New Zealand certainly didn't look like a team that has never recorded a win in a Women's World Cup as they gave Canada all they could handle in a 0-0 draw on Thursday.

FIFA Women's World Cup brings business to Moncton

Businesses in Moncton are hoping to cash in on the FIFA Women's World Cup this month.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: 3 things to know for Canada vs. New Zealand

When Canada and New Zealand meet on Thursday night in a FIFA Women's World Cup Group A match at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium, it will be the first time in well over a decade that the sides have faced each other in a competitive setting.

FIFA Women's World Cup: John Herdman makes bold statement for Canada

A confident John Herdman dissected New Zealand's tactics at his pre-game news conference Wednesday at the Women's World Cup.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Marta becomes all-time goals leader

Brazil forward Marta became the all-time World Cup leader in goals after she converted a penalty kick in a win over South Korea on Tuesday.

Women in FIFA 16 will make it 'most authentic soccer game out there'

We get an inside view on EA Sports' decision to include 12 women's soccer teams in FIFA 16 for the first time in the history of the franchise.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Marta leads Brazil over South Korea

Marta scored her 15th career Women's World Cup goal to become the all-team leader in tournament history, leading Brazil to a 2-0 win over South Korea in Montreal on Tuesday.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada's Belanger adapting to new role

Two games into an unexpected stint as a fullback, Canada's Josee Belanger looks right at home. The converted forward has stepped up since being called on due to injuries to Rhian Wilkinson (hamstring) and Marie-Eve Nault (calf).

FIFA's gender testing rule for Women's World Cup proves controversial

FIFA rules call for all players have their gender verified, but in practice only women undergo the sometimes humiliating process.
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FIFA Women's World Cup Fan Zone opens in Vancouver

Celebrations for the FIFA Women's World cup started at the downtown FIFA Fan Zone on Monday, at Cambie and Georgia streets.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Rapinoe has 2 goals in U.S. win

Megan Rapinoe scored twice and the United States overcame early defensive shakiness to beat Australia 3-1 Monday night in the Americans' opener at the Women's World Cup.

Japanese restaurants in Vancouver gear up for FIFA crowds

Japanese restaurants around Vancouver are preparing for a busy evening: the Japanese women's soccer team are defending their FIFA World Cup championship tonight.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Germany defeats Ivory Coast by huge margin

Celia Sasic scored the fastest hat trick in Women's World Cup history and Anja Mittag also scored three goals to spark top-ranked Germany to a 10-0 victort over Ivory Coast on Sunday in a Group B match -- the second-most lopsided win in event history.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Germany runs up score vs. Ivory Coast

Germany defeated Ivory Coast 10-0 in FIFA Women's World Cup Group B action on Sunday. While goal differential does matter, should Germany have let up?
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Christine Sinclair scores on controversial penalty kick

Canada defeated China in the opening match of the FIFA Women's World Cup on Saturday after a controversial penalty kick was awarded to Christine Sinclair in stoppage time.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada defeats China on late penalty kick

Captain Christine Sinclair saved the day for Canada, converting a stoppage-time penalty for a 1-0 win over China in the opening match of the Women's World Cup on Saturday.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada enters competition as Group A favourite

Canada will start the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup as the favourite in Group A, but they will have to beat out China, Netherlands and New Zealand to advance.

FIFA Women's World Cup brings back bittersweet memories for Canada's 1st national female soccer players

Before Christine Sinclair and Erin McLeod, there was Tracy David and Carrie Sewetnyk. Two Canadian soccer pioneers reflect on how times have changed for female players in three decades.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: Kaylyn Kyle kicks 45-yard field goal

Canadian soccer player Kaylyn Kyle showed a couple CFL players how it's done, kicking a 45-yard field goal straight through the uprights, after being challenged on Thursday over social media.

FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada because no one else wanted it says Canada Soccer

Canada Soccer president Victor Montagliani said, "we were pretty much the only country that wanted it," when questioned about whether there was any corruption in Canada's FIFA Women's World Cup bid.

Canada 'chilled out' for Women's World Cup opener: Herdman

Coach John Herdman says his Canada team is feeling no nerves ahead of Saturday's Women's World Cup opener against China. "I think just being at home's been nice for them. I think they're less nervous now because they're just in familiar surroundings."

FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada projected as 5th best bet for title

With the 24-team Women's World Cup kicking off Saturday in Edmonton, it's interesting to note that Canada's team is ranked seventh according to a leading sports forecaster, but could have the fifth-best chance of reaching the final on July 5.

FIFA Women's World Cup officials irritated by corruption focus

FIFA officials were bombarded with questions about the unfolding corruption scandal in Vancouver Thursday, despite constant calls to focus on the imminent Women's World Cup.

FIFA Women's World Cup: Canadian coach John Herdman is master motivator

Canadian women's soccer coach John Herdman has successfully motivated and moulded the team, making them better players and people in advance of the 2015 World Cup.

FIFA Women's World Cup ticket sales in Moncton lagging

Moncton organizers of the local FIFA Women's World Cup games are struggling to sell tickets for next week's first match.

FIFA Women's World Cup artificial turf revealed in Vancouver

FIFA officials have revealed the artificial turf for the Women's World Cup at BC Place, after months of controversy over the playing surface amongst soccer players worldwide.

Women's World Cup: Christine Sinclair's speech inspired Canada

She's known for her modesty, but Canadian women's soccer captain Christine Sinclair knew she had to open up to reach her teammates after a crushing loss at the 2012 Olympics.
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FIFA Women's World Cup: 8 players to watch

The FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off on Saturday. With each group possessing a wealth of talent, here's a look at the players who will decide their nations' fate.

FIFA 16 soccer video game adds women's teams

EA Sports says FIFA 16, the new version of its soccer video game, will feature 12 women's national teams, including Canada, for the first time in the 22-year history of the franchise.

FIFA Women's World Cup pushes forward despite Sepp Blatter resignation, corruption scandal

Sepp Blatter has resigned and FIFA is embroiled in a massive corruption scandal — but for Women's World Cup organizers in Vancouver, the show must go on.
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Canada downs England, heads to World Cup on winning note

Sophie Schmidt scored a highlight-reel goal midway Canada into the Women's World Cup on a winning note with a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly Friday.

FIFA Women's World Cup trophy arrives in Vancouver amid controversy

Young female soccer players crowded around the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy as the coveted golden statue was unveiled at a small ceremony at a downtown Vancouver community centre Thursday.

FIFA 16 soccer video game adds women's teams

EA Sports says FIFA 16, the new version of its soccer video game, will feature 12 women's national teams, including Canada, for the first time in the 22-year history of the franchise.

Moncton officials tight lipped about FIFA corruption charges

Moncton City Hall and the local FIFA office are tight lipped about the corruption charges laid by U.S. and Swiss officials against 14 FIFA leaders.

Karina LeBlanc, Canadian keeper, to retire after World Cup

Veteran goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc says she will retire from international soccer after Canada's last match at the Women's World Cup.

Fox Sports transforms Vancouver Convention Centre into FIFA broadcast studio

The Vancouver Convention Centre grounds are undergoing a massive makeover as Fox Sports prepares to broadcast the FIFA Women's World Cup from there starting June 1.

Christine Sinclair the 'humble' star of Women's World Cup

Soccer star Christine Sinclair is doubling as striker and as ambassador for Canada when her native country hosts the Women's World Cup starting in June. No doubt there's mounting pressure, but so far Sinclair isn't letting it get to her.

Diana Matheson makes Canada's Women's World Cup team

Midfield dynamo Diana Matheson, sidelined by a serious knee injury last October, has made Canada's 23-woman roster for this summer's World Cup.

Winnipeg hotels booked solid for FIFA Women's World Cup

It's still a few months away, but the hotel industry in Winnipeg says it's already running out of rooms for the FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer 2015 event in June.

Jessie Fleming: The next Christine Sinclair?

The combination of star Christine Sinclair and rookie Jessie Fleming represented the present and future of Canadian soccer on Wednesday at the Cyprus Women’s Cup in Nicosia. But can the rookie take the mantle from Sinclair once the Canadian legend calls it quits?

FIFA Women's World Cup: gender discrimation allegations dog promotional efforts

The controversy over FIFA's decision to hold the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada on artificial turf continues to dog efforts to promote the event.

Canadian women's soccer team fights for place in spotlight

The captain of Canada's women's soccer team says tonight's match against Germany at BC Place will help her team prepare to take the gold when the FIFA Women's World Cup comes to Canada next year.
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Canada vs. Germany

Canada’s women’s team stepped on to the world stage in Germany today, taking on the country in the first day of the FIFA World Cup. Canada lost, but they proved themselves worthy of a top spot in world soccer.