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Japan midfielder Hikaru Naomoto (right) and Spain's Aitana Bonmati compete for the ball during their Group C match at the Women's World Cup at Wellington Stadium on July 31.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 4, 2023
Nadeshiko Japan taking momentum into Women's World Cup knockout stage
Japan stormed through the group stage at the Women's World Cup with three dominant wins, and playmaker Yui Hasegawa says it is vital that it maintains that level of performance against Norway in Saturday's last 16 clash.
Nigeria's Super Falcons have reached the knockout stage of the FIFA women's World Cup for a second straight tournament after escaping a Group B that included cohost Australia.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 1, 2023
More the merrier: Expanded field holds up under WWC pressure
FIFA expanded the competition from 24 teams to 32 for 2023, with President Gianni Infantino citing the "astounding success" of the 2019 tournament.
Australia's Hayley Raso (center) celebrates scoring the team's first goal against Canada during a Group B finale at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Melbourne on Monday.
SOCCER
Aug 1, 2023
Hayley Raso stars as Matildas dump Canada to surge into last 16
Australia thrived on the pressure in front of more than 27,000 in Melbourne to consign Canada to an early flight home.
Nadeshiko Japan players celebrate Mina Tanaka's goal against Spain during their 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup Group C finale in Wellington on Monday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 1, 2023
Japan's 2011 Women's World Cup winners laud victory over Spain
Aya Sameshima, a defender from the 2011 world champion side, said she could sense the positive atmosphere among the current players.
Japan's Hinata Miyazawa (center) celebrates with Risa Shimizu (right) and Honoka Hayashi after scoring her second goal during Japan's 4-0 win over Spain during the Women's World Cup in Wellington on Monday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 31, 2023
Nadeshiko Japan routs Spain to top Group C at Women's World Cup
Japan, which has yet to concede a goal at the tournament, will face Group A runner-up Norway in the round of 16 on Saturday.
Nadeshiko Japan defender Moeka Minami (left) sees Monday's 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup group-stage finale against Spain as a key test for her team ahead of the knockout stage.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 30, 2023
Plenty of respect as Nadeshiko Japan prepares to face Spain
Japan and Spain have been two of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup's standout teams and both have already qualified for the last 16 out of Group C.
France's Eugenie Le Sommer (second from right) celebrates scoring the team's first goal against Brazil during their 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup group-stage game in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 30, 2023
France leaves it late to reboot WWC hopes as Jamaica make history
France captain Wendie Renard headed in the winner seven minutes from time to earn a vital three points and leave Brazil's World Cup in peril.
Philippines midfielder Sarina Bolden celebrates after scoring against New Zealand in their 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup group-stage match in Wellington on Tuesday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 25, 2023
Philippines stuns New Zealand for historic first World Cup win
The minnows stunned the Football Ferns thanks to a first-half Sarina Bolden header in front of 32,357 in Wellington.
Japan attacker Mina Tanaka participates in a pre-match news conference ahead of the team's 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup group-stage game against Costa Rica in Dunedin, New Zealand, on Tuesday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 25, 2023
Confident Nadeshiko Japan looks to raise its level against Costa Rica
Coach Futoshi Ikeda said Costa Rica had enough quality to punish Japan on the break if there were any lapses in concentration.
Brazil midfielder Ary Borges celebrates her hat trick during the team's 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup opener against Panama in Adelaide, Australia, on Monday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 25, 2023
Brazil's Ary Borges outdoes Pele with emotional World Cup hat trick
The 23-year-old is the first Brazilian, man or woman, to score a hat trick in their World Cup debut, according to governing body FIFA.
Jamaica earned a historic draw against France in their 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup opener in Sydney on Sunday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Jul 25, 2023
No more small teams? Women's World Cup minnows closing the gap
The tournament's growth reflects the growing interest in women's soccer around the world which has seen bumper crowds at club level and big attendances so far in Australia and New Zealand.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 23, 2023
'No limits' for New Zealand after historic Women's World Cup win
The Football Ferns had never won a game in 15 attempts at the finals before defeating former champion Norway in Thursday's tournament-opening match.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 22, 2023
Nadeshiko Japan cruises past Zambia to begin Women's World Cup
Hinata Miyazawa hit a brace and Mina Tanaka notched a goal and an assist as the 2011 champion punished the Copper Queens in their tournament debut.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 21, 2023
Nadeshiko Japan's Women's World Cup glory now distant memory as nation lags far behind rivals
Japan begins its latest World Cup campaign against Zambia on Saturday, but is ranked 11th now and no longer among the favorites.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 21, 2023
Switzerland begins Women's World Cup campaign with win over debutant Philippines
Switzerland made a winning start to its Women's World Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over the Philippines at Dunedin Stadium on Friday, thanks to Ramona Bachmann's first-half penalty and a close-range effort from Seraina Piubel.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 21, 2023
Australia and New Zealand get Women's World Cup off to rousing start with wins in front of record crowds
Australia and New Zealand earned slim victories at home to kick off the Women's World Cup.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jul 20, 2023
Women's sports experiencing steady growth in popularity and value
Women's sports are growing in popularity and value. Better yet, that growth is no longer dependent upon quadrennial events like the Olympics or World Cups.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 19, 2023
Philippines hope 'meteoric rise' to debut World Cup changes everything
Long minnows in the sport, the Philippines have never played at a FIFA World Cup, either the men's or women's.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 18, 2023
WE League chair: Japan sees 'cute' players, not elite athletes
Momentum behind women’s soccer in Japan has stalled in the years since its 2011 triumph and 2015 runner-up finish, even as global interest in women’s sports accelerates.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 18, 2023
Former champion Japan taking Women's World Cup one game at a time
While Japan's route through the knockouts is likely to be determined by its July 31 clash with Spain in Wellington, head coach Futoshi Ikeda is also focused on avoiding other Group C upsets.

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