TOPIC: FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

Excitement builds for World Cup fans as Canada takes soccer's biggest stage

Team Canada will be making its first World Cup appearance since 1986 and Canadians across the country are getting ready to cheer their players on. Canada plays its first game on Wednesday against Belgium.

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Analysis

World Cup win shows U.S. women playing in class of their own

The Americans don’t hope to win. They expect to. There is a confidence, bordering on arrogance, taken into every contest. The U.S. throws down the gauntlet and dares its opponent to rebel.

U.S. defeats the Netherlands for record 4th Women's World Cup title

The United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.

Megan Rapinoe fuses politics, equal pay as World Cup prize-money gulf widens

After the United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a row, the trophy presentation was overshadowed by fans chanting for "equal pay."
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Sweden takes advantage of porous England defence to take third place

Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson each scored and Sweden beat England 2-1 Saturday night to take third place in the Women's World Cup.
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Netherlands will play in 1st World Cup final after defeating Sweden in extra time

A long-range strike from Jackie Groenen sent the Netherlands into their first Women's World Cup final as they edged Sweden 1-0 after extra time in their semifinal on Wednesday.
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U.S. into World Cup final as missed penalty kick dooms England

Defending champions United States reached the women's World Cup final for the fifth time after an incident-packed 2-1 win over England, who missed a late penalty, on Tuesday.
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Netherlands converts pair of free kicks to oust Italy in quarters

Vivianne Miedema and Stefanie van der Gragt headed in free kicks to send the Netherlands into its first Women's World Cup semifinal with a 2-0 victory over Italy on Saturday.
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Sweden breaks through stout German defence to grab surprising victory

Stina Blackstenius scored the go-ahead goal just minutes into the second half and Sweden surprised Germany with a 2-1 quarter-final victory Saturday night at the Women's World Cup.
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It's just Rapinoe being Rapinoe: U.S. soccer star stands out for being herself

With a colourful vocabulary and manner to match her pinkish-purple hair, Megan Rapinoe stands out simply by being Megan Rapinoe.
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Rapinoe scores twice as U.S. knocks out World Cup host France

Megan Rapinoe struck twice as the United States beat hosts France 2-1 in the women's World Cup quarter-finals at the Parc des Princes on Friday to set up a semifinal clash with England.
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England storm past Norway to reach semis

England sent out a warning to their rivals as they stormed into the women's World Cup semi-finals with an impressive 3-0 victory against Norway on Thursday.
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Trump takes aim at U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe over White House invite

President Donald Trump called out U.S. women's national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a months-old video was posted on social media in which she used profanity when she said she wasn't going to the White House if the team wins the Women's World Cup.
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FIFA opens disciplinary case against Cameroon for offensive behaviour

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon for misconduct and offensive behaviour during the team's loss to England in the Women's World Cup.
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Netherlands edge Japan to clinch 1st quarter-finals appearance

The Netherlands reached the women's World Cup quarter-finals for the first time when Lieke Martens' last-gasp penalty earned them a 2-1 victory against Japan on Tuesday.
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Italy advances with win over China

Italy beat China 2-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals of the women's World Cup in convincing fashion on Tuesday as their dream return to the tournament after a 20-year absence continued.
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U.S. benefits from controversial penalty to beat Spain, advance to quarter-finals

The United States needed two Megan Rapinoe penalties, one of them controversial, to beat Spain 2-1 on Monday and set up a quarter-final clash with hosts France at the women's World Cup.
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Amandine Henry rescues France in extra-time to knock out Brazil

France survived a tense extra-time knockout match against Brazil and advanced to the Women's World Cup quarterfinals when captain Amandine Henry redirected Amel Majri's free kick for a tiebreaking goal in the 107th minute of a 2-1 victory on Sunday night at Le Havre.
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Cameroon left seething as England gets VAR-aided victory

Steph Houghton scored on a rare free kick to set England on its way to a 3-0 victory over Cameroon on Sunday, clinching a place in the Women's World Cup quarter-finals after a game punctuated by the anger of the African team over VAR decisions.
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Norway stuns Australia in penalty kicks victory

Ingrid Engen hit the decisive penalty kick and Norway beat Australia in a shootout Saturday night to advance to the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup.
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Germany blanks Nigeria to reach 8th straight quarter-final

Germany advanced to the Women's World Cup quarter-finals for the eighth straight time, beating African champion Nigeria 3-0 Saturday at Grenoble, France.
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Canada to face Sweden in knockout round after loss to Netherlands

Canada got a wake-up call at the Women's World Cup on Thursday, paying for a slow start and some defensive lapses with a 2-1 loss to the Netherlands in their final preliminary-round game.
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U.S. defeats rival Sweden to finish atop Group F

The defending champion U.S. national team faced its toughest test of the Women's World Cup and remained dominant Thursday night, beating Sweden 2-0 to serve up a measure of revenge against the team that stunned the confident Americans in the last Olympics.
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Stoppage time goal sends Cameroon into knockout stage

Ajara Nchout Njoya scored the second of her two goals in the fifth minute of stoppage time and Cameroon beat New Zealand 2-1 on Thursday night to advance to the round of 16 in the Women's World Cup.

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