England's Mary Earps won the Golden Glove as the top goalkeeper of the 2023 Women's World Cup
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 24, 2023
England goalkeeper Mary Earps hits back at Nike over statement
England goalkeeper Mary Earps has questioned a Nike statement regarding the unavailability of her replica jersey during the recent Women's World Cup.
Jenni Hermoso celebrates with Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales after Spain's victory in the World Cup final on Sunday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 22, 2023
Spanish soccer boss apologizes for kissing World Cup star
Luis Rubiales planted the kiss on Jenni Hermoso after she collected her medal following the final in Sydney, provoking outrage in Spain.
Spain players celebrate with the trophy after winning the World Cup in Sydney on Sunday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 22, 2023
Success of Women's World Cup can't hide financial gap with men
The 2023 World Cup buoyed hopes that the women's game can start to bridge the yawning financial gap.
Olga Carmona scored the only goal of the Women's World Cup final as Spain defeated England 1-0 in Sydney on Sunday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 21, 2023
World Cup hero Olga Carmona learns of father's death after final
Carmona learned of her father's death after scoring the only goal in Spain's victory over England in the Women's World Cup final.
Spain's players celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup final in Sydney on Sunday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 20, 2023
Spain downs England to win Women's World Cup for first time
La Roja outplayed England to deservedly claim their first major title in only their third World Cup.
Australia's Matildas huddle after the third-place final of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Brisbane on Saturday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 20, 2023
Australia and Sweden turn attention to Olympics after World Cup run
The two teams face challenging qualifying groups later this year as they aim to secure their berths in the Paris 2024 women's soccer tournament.
Swedish defender Jonna Andersson (rear) hugs Japan forward Maika Hamano after their World Cup quarterfinal in Auckland on Aug. 11.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 19, 2023
Sportsmanship among most enduring images from World Cup
Winning teams have been quick to console their opponents after matches during the Women's World Cup.

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