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Women’s World Cup — the 23 who fell short

Women’s World Cup — the 23 who fell short

Dan Lauletta July 7, 2015 56

The United States won the World Cup for the third time on Sunday.  Their story has been well documented through the year and particularly over the last month.  But what about the other 23?

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Stajcic says better team won, but Australia gaining

Stajcic says better team won, but Australia gaining

Dan Lauletta June 27, 2015 24

EDMONTON, Alberta — Australia coach Alen Stajcic was blunt in his assessment of Saturday’s 1-0 quarterfinal loss to world champion Japan. “Today I thought the better team won,” he said On a stifling afternoon

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Japan strike late to beat Australia, 1-0

Japan strike late to beat Australia, 1-0

Dan Lauletta June 27, 2015 61

EDMONTON, Alberta — Second-half substitute Mana Iwabuchi got on the end of a busted corner kick in the 88th minute to send holders Japan back to the semifinals with a 1-0 victory over Australia.

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World Cup quarterfinal preview: Japan-Australia

World Cup quarterfinal preview: Japan-Australia

Dan Lauletta June 27, 2015 26

Japan vs Australia When: Saturday, 4 p.m., EDT Where: Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton TV:  NBC Universo, NBCDeportes.com Team records: Japan 4-0-0 (1st, Group C; d. Netherlands, 2-1); Australia 2-1-1 (2nd, Group D; d. Brazil, 1-0) Best performance

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Memorable matches of World Cups gone by

Memorable matches of World Cups gone by

Dan Lauletta June 26, 2015 7

The World Cup is 44 matches old, leaving eight to be played, including the mostly inconsequential third-place match.  There has been some fantastic soccer and great drama, but the 2015 Women’s World Cup is

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Women’s World Cup — what we learned on Day 16

Women’s World Cup — what we learned on Day 16

Ray Curren June 21, 2015 19

It was one of the forefathers of women’s soccer, Anson Dorrance, who loved to talk about the importance of 50-50 balls, those times when neither team had possession of the ball and it was

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Australia shocks Brazil, advances to quarterfinals

Australia shocks Brazil, advances to quarterfinals

Jeff Kassouf June 21, 2015 62

Your browser does not support iframes. Kyah Simon’s third goal of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World delivered a historic victory for Australia, which beat Brazil, 1-0 in Moncton on Sunday in the Round of

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Round of 16 game preview: Brazil vs Australia

Round of 16 game preview: Brazil vs Australia

Dan Lauletta June 21, 2015 8

Brazil vs Australia When: Sunday, 1:00 p.m. EDT Where: Mocton Stadium, Moncton TV: Telemundo, NBCDeportes.com Team Records: Brazil 3-0-0 (1st, Group E); Australia 1-1-1 (2nd, Group D) Best Performance at World Cup: Brazil (runner-up, 2007); Australia (quarterfinals, 2007, 2011)

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Women’s World Cup — Round of 16 primer

Women’s World Cup — Round of 16 primer

Dan Lauletta June 18, 2015 38

Finally, the Round of 16 is set and beyond that the bracket for who lines up to play whom for the remainder of the World Cup. And it literally came down to the last

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Women’s World Cup — what we learned on Day 11

Women’s World Cup — what we learned on Day 11

The Equalizer Staff June 16, 2015 16

Comparing men’s and women’s soccer is obviously an apples and oranges thing, but one of the biggest reasons I’m writing this is a guy named Roger Milla. If you’re too young to remember a

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