Tag - womens-soccer



Former Canada soccer player Diana Matheson (left, in June 2013) is one of the driving forces behind a proposed new professional women's soccer league in the country.
Apr 5, 2024
Six teams apply to join proposed Canadian women's soccer league
Player signings and ticket sales are slated to begin around mid-2024.
England's Jess Carter in action with Spain's Salma Paralluelo during the Women's World Cup final in Sydney in August 2023
Feb 8, 2024
Women's sports draw record viewership in U.K. in 2023, research shows
The FIFA Women's World Cup final, which England lost 1-0 to Spain, was 2023's most-watched women's sports event on TV with 38.4 million viewing hours.
Designated hitter and closer Shohei Ohtani (center) and catcher Yuhei Nakamura are mobbed by their Samurai Japan teammates after Ohtani struck out American slugger Mike Trout to clinch Japan’s third World Baseball Classic and first since 2009, at LoanDepot Park in Miami on March 21.
Dec 26, 2023
Images of 2023: Sports
For some, 2023 was a year of sweet victory, after many years of not making it to the summit. For Shohei Ohtani, it was yet another year of brilliance.
Data has shown that the United States women's team — which has routinely been targeted for online abuse over the years — was subjected to the most abuse during the 2023 Women's World Cup.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Dec 12, 2023
One in five players at Women's World Cup suffer online abuse: study
Nearly 50% of the verified online abuse was homophobic, sexual or sexist in nature.
Canada forward Christine Sinclair waves to the crowd after her final international game came to an end on Tuesday in Vancouver.
Dec 6, 2023
'Perfect ending' as Canada star Christine Sinclair bows out
A record crowd of 48,112 at Vancouver's B.C. Place — renamed Christine Sinclair Place for the night — was on hand to salute the Canadian captain.
United States forward Sophia Smith shoots against China during the first half of a friendly at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday.
Dec 5, 2023
U.S. women's soccer team working toward 'shift in mentality'
The national team produced their worst-ever performance at a Women's World Cup, exiting in the round of 16.
Lionel Messi jerseys, in Inter Miami’s distinctive pink color, for sale at the Adidas store in Manhattan in September. In the span of three months, the soccer superstar has made Inter Miami’s eye-catching pink jersey the hottest piece of sports merchandise on the planet.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 2, 2023
Adidas and Puma eye 'sports culture' market as soccer courts fashion
The Women's World Cup showed huge unmet demand for soccer-related merchandise for women, with the trend extending to fashion-conscious fans of both sexes.
Former President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales says he will use his right to appeal a three-year ban on all soccer-related activities.
Oct 31, 2023
Spain's ex-FA chief Rubiales gets three-year ban over kiss scandal
Rubiales said he will use his right to appeal, accusing FIFA of not giving him the chance to defend himself.
The INAC Kobe Leonessa women's football team poses for a photo before a WE League Cup match against Chifure AS Elfen Saitama on Sept. 10 at Noevir Stadium in Kobe.
Oct 24, 2023
Kobe women's soccer team lets fans decide ticket price
One fan paid as much as ¥10,000, according to an INAC Kobe Leonessa club official.
Spain's Olga Carmona and Ona Batlle celebrate after the Women's World Cup final in Sydney on Aug. 20. The team had been in dispute with the Spanish federation before the tournament.
Oct 19, 2023
FIFA official urges nations to fully support women's soccer
Soccer associations need to properly support their women's teams so they can perform at their best, FIFA's Sarai Bareman said.
Albirex's Moemi Nishibuchi (left) and Sanfrecce's Manaka Matsumoto contest for a header during the final of the 2023 WE League Cup in Kawasaki on Saturday.
Oct 14, 2023
Sanfrecce outlasts Albirex for WE League Cup title
The sister team of three-time J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima earned its first major trophy since its 2020 inception.
England goalkeeper Mary Earps was among those calling for replicas of her jersey to be sold by team supplier Nike during the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Oct 10, 2023
Nike, after criticism, releases Mary Earps goalkeeper jersey
Nike previously faced backlash from fans and from Earps herself after replicas of the goalkeeper’s jersey were not made available during the competition.
Japan's women's soccer team celebrates its Asian Games gold medal after defeating North Korea in Hangzhou, China, on Friday.
Oct 8, 2023
Women's soccer gold bodes well for future of Nadeshiko Japan
In six matches in Hangzhou, Japan scored 39 goals, including a dismantling of a host team featuring 10 players from this summer's Women's World Cup.
A total of €22 million ($23.15 million) will be made available to UEFA members in order to implement European soccer's new standards for women's national teams.
Oct 3, 2023
UEFA introduces new standards framework for women's national teams
The framework, approved by the UEFA Executive Committee in June, is aimed at leveling the playing field for women's soccer players across Europe.
Spain midfielder Alexia Putellas and her teammates celebrate their UEFA Women's Nations League win over Switzerland in Cordoba, Spain, on Tuesday.
Sep 27, 2023
Spain celebrates World Cup win with record crowd for Switzerland romp
Spain beat Sweden 3-2 in Gothenburg last Friday and then crushed Switzerland to take a stranglehold on top spot in its Nations League group.
Spain's players during during a training session in Oliva near Valencia, on Wednesday.
Sep 21, 2023
Women's soccer players in Spain to end boycott
As part of a deal to end the move, between six and nine senior officials of the football federation will be invited to leave their jobs or will be fired.
Montse Tome, the new coach of Spain's women's soccer team, speaks at a news conference in Las Rozas, Spain, on Monday.
Sep 19, 2023
Spain's women's players say their boycott remains, deepening crisis
Should they refuse the call-up, the players could face sanctions including fines of up to $32,000 and the suspension of their federation licence.
Riko Ueki scored twice for Japan during its 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup campaign.
Sep 13, 2023
Nadeshiko Japan forward Riko Ueki joins WSL's West Ham United
The 24-year-old Kanagawa Prefecture native was the top scorer in both the league and cup competitions of Japan's WE League last season.
Former Spanish football federation chief Luis Rubiales' forced kiss on player Jenni Hermoso drew global protests from women's rights advocates.
Sep 12, 2023
Luis Rubiales quits, but women’s soccer in Spain is still troubled
Even after the federation chief's resignation over his forcible kiss of a player, pay disputes are threatening to disrupt domestic leagues.
Luis Rubiales, seen after the Women's World Cup final, stepped down as head of the Spanish soccer federation on Sunday.
Sep 11, 2023
Luis Rubiales steps down amid scandal over unsolicited kiss
Rubiales announced his resignation in a statement in which he said his position had become untenable.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores