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Australia's Matildas celebrate their shootout win over France in the quarterfinals of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Brisbane on Saturday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 13, 2023
Tony Gustavsson hails game-changing Matildas after historic win
Record-breaking television and streaming figures — plus blanket coverage in the nation's newspapers — greeted Saturday's shootout win over France.
Nadeshiko Japan head coach Futoshi Ikeda is all but certain to continue his role through the 2024 Paris Olympics and beyond.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 13, 2023
Futoshi Ikeda wants youngsters to grow as Nadeshiko heads home
The emergence of a crop of talented youngsters has reinvigorated a Nadeshiko side set to benefit from greater stability over the next four years.
Nadeshiko Japan fans react during a watch party Friday at Saitama Stadium for the team's World Cup quarterfinal.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 11, 2023
Disappointment — but also pride — for Nadeshiko Japan fans
Despite the loss to world No. 3 Sweden, Nadeshiko fans applauded the team's effort as the final whistle blew.
Sweden's Magdalena Eriksson celebrates her team's win over Japan as Aoba Fujino looks dejected, in Auckland on Friday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup / From the Spot
Aug 11, 2023
Nadeshiko's bright future undimmed by Sweden defeat
The flair, excitement and promise demonstrated by the team has shown that Japan can again lift the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy one day.
Salma Paralluelo (center) celebrates with her teammates after scoring against the Netherlands during their quarterfinal match at the Women's World Cup in Wellington on Friday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 11, 2023
Spain gets past Netherlands in extra time to reach World Cup semifinals
Substitute Salma Paralluelo scored in extra time to help Spain book a place in the semifinals.
Japan midfielder Yui Hasegawa controls the ball during a training session in Auckland on Tuesday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 11, 2023
Rejuvenated Nadeshiko Japan 'ready to fight against anyone'
Japan, a sagging power suddenly revived, might be the most impressive contender remaining in the Women's World Cup.
Hinata Miyazawa scored five goals in Japan's first four matches at the Women's World Cup.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 10, 2023
Hinata Miyazawa leading charge for Japan at Women's World Cup
Hinata Miyazawa had never been prolific before this year's Women's World Cup but has emerged as an unlikely star during the tournament.
New Zealand's Football Ferns earned their first-ever Women's World Cup win in their Group A opener against Norway on July 20.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 9, 2023
Kiwi players hope World Cup leaves legacy in rugby-mad homeland
Half of the tournament's 32 teams were based in New Zealand, often sharing training facilities with local clubs.
Australia's Matildas have led the way in urging FIFA to provide equal compensation to men's and women's teams competing at World Cups.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 9, 2023
Unions gain momentum as World Cup women push for pay parity
Though the disparity is still great, women's soccer players have won better deals that have changed the playing field in recent years.
France players celebrate midfielder Kenza Dali's (right) goal against Morocco in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup round of 16 in Adelaide, Australia, on Tuesday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 9, 2023
Rampant France sets up Australia clash; Colombia also into quarters
A rampant France scored three times in eight minutes to bring Morocco's fairytale run to a brutal end.
Nigeria's players watch their penalty shootout against England during their 2023 FIFA World Cup round-of-16 game in Brisbane on Monday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 8, 2023
Nigeria goes home with heads held high after agonizing exit
The Super Falcons created more than enough chances to beat European champion England in 120 minutes.
Australia's Sam Kerr (left) and head coach Tony Gustavsson celebrate after progressing to the quarterfinals of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sydney on Monday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 8, 2023
Sam Kerr returns as Australia downs Denmark to reach quarters
Kerr, who has been absent with a calf injury, came on as a 78th-minute substitute to the biggest roar of the night from the crowd of 75,784.
U.S. star Megan Rapinoe reacts after the team's loss against Sweden in the round of 16 at the Women's World Cup in Melbourne on Sunday. Rapinoe is among the U.S. veterans who might have played in the World Cup for the final time.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 7, 2023
United States' Women's World Cup exit signals end of dominant era
This edition of the Women's World Cup confirmed that the rest of the world has caught up to the Americans.
Sweden goalkeeper Zecira Musovic makes a save against the United States during their match at the Women's World Cup in Melbourne on Sunday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 7, 2023
Sweden's Zecira Musovic 'in the zone' ahead of clash with Japan
The Chelsea stopper exploded on the global stage with her breathtaking performance in the penalty shootout win against the defending champion U.S.
Japan's Hinata Miyazawa leads the Women's World Cup scoring chart with five goals.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 7, 2023
Surprising Japan emerges as team to beat at Women's World Cup
Wins over Costa Rica and Zambia were expected, but it was the 4-0 thrashing of Spain that made the rest of the tournament sit up and take notice.
Japan's Jun Endo celebrates with fans after the team's last-16 win over Norway during the Women's World Cup in Wellington on Saturday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 7, 2023
Japan shifts base to Auckland to prepare for World Cup quarterfinal
Nadeshiko Japan shifted base to New Zealand's biggest city, where it will play Sweden in Friday's quarterfinal.
The Netherlands' Jill Roord (right) celebrates her goal against South Africa in the round of 16 at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sydney on Sunday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 6, 2023
Jill Roord on target as Dutch march past South Africa in last 16
The 54th-ranked African champion never gave up the fight and always threatened in its first appearance in the Women's World Cup knockout stage.
Nadeshiko Japan players celebrate Risa Shimizu's goal in their 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup round-of-16 game against Norway in Wellington on Saturday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup / From the Spot
Aug 6, 2023
Nadeshiko Japan is back, but is Japan paying attention?
The team’s lack of media exposure and name recognition is a symptom of the Japan Football Association’s failure to capitalize on its 2011 world title.
Hinata Miyazawa (right) scores Japan's third goal of the night against Norway during their 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup round-of-16 match in Wellington on Saturday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 5, 2023
Japan beats Norway to reach Women's World Cup quarterfinals
Futoshi Ikeda's squad will face either the United States or Sweden in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Australian players celebrate after a goal by Haley Raso (second from left) against Canada, during their Group B match at the Women's World Cup in Melbourne on July 31.
SOCCER
Aug 5, 2023
Women's World Cup on pace to smash attendance records
So far, more than 1.2 million fans have passed through the turnstiles, and organizers now expect that figure to rise to 1.9 million.

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