Europe

England defeat Denmark 1-0 but lose yet another player to a knee injury

SYDNEY — England's hopes of winning the Women's World Cup suffered a blow on Friday when Keira Walsh was taken off the pitch on a stretcher with what appeared to be a serious knee injury during their win over Denmark.

The 26-year-old holding midfielder, who was an integral part of the England team that won the Euros last year, crumpled to the turf at Sydney Football Stadium without contact in the 38th minute and immediately called for medical assistance.

The World Cup battle between Lindsey Horan and Daniëlle van de Donk was an all-timer

The USWNT vs. Netherlands World Cup group stage match on Wednesday night was a fascinating midfield battle that epitomized the old cliché of it being "a game of two halves."

In the opening 45, the Dutch diced the Americans apart with a precision so masterful that it resembled ease. In reality, it's very difficult to turn the USWNT's finely tuned press against themselves, but the Netherlands were a Clockwork Oranje with clever movement, one-touch play and numerical superiority.

Miguel Almirón scores for Newcastle in Atlanta and celebrates with Josef Martínez shout-out

Miguel Almirón triggered the nostalgia train for Atlanta United fans on Wednesday when he scored in Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Newcastle during a friendly vs. Chelsea. After the goal he hit the old Miguel Almirón Josef Martínez celebration special.

Miguel Almirón Josef Martínez celebration with Newcastle

Ricardo Pepi strikes again — he's scoring 20 goals this season

PSV hosted second division side FC Eindhoven on Wednesday in a derby preseason friendly, and 20-year-old American striker Ricardo Pepi was on the scoresheet in a 3-1 victory, giving him two goals in two appearances since arriving from FC Augsburg on a five-year deal.

It was an emphatic finish from the Texan as he swept a right-footed effort inside the far post.

Wrexham defeats Manchester United in jam-packed Snapdragon Stadium

Wrexham A.F.C. are becoming one of the most beloved teams in the United States and their most recent friendly match abroad against Manchester United is a prime example of just how quickly their foreign fanbase is growing.

Wrexham is America’s new soccer team

Like we said, the Wrexham-mania in the States is through the roof and their most recent preseason friendly match against Manchester United shows just how big the fanbase is getting in America.

Germany begins World Cup with impressive 6-goal rout of Morocco

MELBOURNE - Talismanic captain Alexandra Popp scored a brace as Germany launched their bid for a third Women's World Cup title with a 6-0 demolition of debutants Morocco on Monday.

In the tournament's most one-sided match to date, veteran striker Popp led from the front, heading in two first-half strikes before Klara Bühl, Lea Schüller and two own goals blew out the score after the break in front of 27,256 at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.

Raúl Jiménez tiene nuevo equipo en la Premier League: Los detalles de su traspaso al Fulham

La aventura de Raúl Jiménez en el Wolverhampton llegó a su fin. De acuerdo a un reporte del gurú del mercado de pases, Fabrizio Romano, el Lobo tendrá nuevo equipo en la campaña 2023-24. No en Turquía, no en el América de México, sino que es la mismísima Premier League. Esto luego de que el Fulham decidiera comprar su pase.

Raúl Jiménez al Fulham – Detalles del traspaso

Según Romano, el acuerdo exprés se cerró en un monto cercano a las 5,5 millones de libras esterlinas – equivalentes a 7 millones de dólares – sin contar bonos por objetivo.

Amanda Ilestedt goes from villain to hero in Sweden's last-gap win over South Africa

A last-gasp goal by Amanda Ilestedt allowed Sweden to defeat South Africa 2-1 in their opening match at the 2023 World Cup.

Despite the win, the fans and the press were far from satisfied with the team's performance, deeming it "a disaster." Many believed that Sweden, ranked third in the FIFA rankings, should have demonstrated their superiority more emphatically against South Africa, a team positioned only 54th in the world.

Finest day in Jamaican football history? Reggae Girlz hold France to a draw at the World Cup

SYDNEY - France's hopes of a winning start to their Women's World Cup campaign were thwarted by a hardworking Jamaican side in a 0-0 draw in the opening Group F clash at Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday.

The fifth-ranked French, semifinalists at last year's Euros, were unable to get their game going as the Jamaicans hassled and harried them throughout the 90 minutes to earn their first World Cup point after three losses on their 2019 debut.

Netherlands keep pace with USWNT by stifling Portugal at World Cup

DUNEDIN - The Netherlands kicked off their Group E campaign with a 1-0 win over Women's World Cup debutants Portugal at Dunedin Stadium on Sunday, thanks to a first-half goal from Stefanie van der Gragt that was awarded on a VAR review.

The Dutch edged Portugal 3-2 a year ago in the European Championship group stage, but this time the Iberian side were no match for the team in their trademark orange and did not have a shot on target until the 82nd minute.

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