National Teams

How The Women's World Cup Works: A Guide For Everyone

In many ways, the Women’s World Cup is a lot like its male counterpart. In many ways, it isn’t. So with the tournament set to arrive this summer in France, we thought we’d explain how the Women's World Cup works in 2019.

The men’s World Cup has been around since 1930, but the women’s World Cup didn’t start until 1991. The men’s World Cup has 32 teams, the women’s just 24. The U.S. sucks at the men’s World Cup; the U.S. dominates at the Women’s World Cup.

Germany Decides Men’s National Team Nickname No Longer Appropriate

BERLIN — Germany on Thursday decided to drop the name die Mannschaft (the team) for its men's national soccer team, saying it may be a recognisable term abroad but was viewed critically at home.

The name was officially introduced a year after Germany won their fourth World Cup crown in Brazil in 2014 and was part of the branding around the national team.

Fantastic Alex Popp Brace Sets Up Dream Final Of England vs. Germany At Wembley Stadium

Only three things are guaranteed in this life: death, taxes and Alexandra Popp scoring for Germany in the 2022 Euros.

Popp broke French hearts on Wednesday as she booked Germany’s spot in the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro final with a brace to defeat France 2-1. Popp has scored in all five of Germany’s games this tournament with her goal tally at six.

England Reaches Euro 2022 Final With Saucy 4-0 Destruction Of Sweden

England reached the final hurdle in its quest for a first European Championship after defeating Sweden 4-0 Tuesday at Bramall Lane in Sheffield. Goals from Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze, Alessia Russo and Fran Kirby punched the Lionesses ticket to the final Sunday at Wembley, where they'll meet the winner of Wednesday's match between Germany and France.

Tite Hints At Shifting Neymar's Role To Unleash Brazil's New Generation Of Talent

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil manager Tite is excited by the rise of the young players who surged to stardom in European soccer last season and will be available for the national team in November when his side bid to win a record-extending sixth World Cup at the finals in Qatar.

France Survives Dutch Scare After One Of The Greatest Defensive Performances From The Netherlands

France advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA women’s Euro on Saturday after defeating the Netherlands 1-0. It took 102 minutes and the team’s 24th shot of the game before the French could find the back of the Dutch net.

The Netherlands deserves all the recognition in the world for one of the most valiant defensive performances ever seen. France might have been without star striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto, but the team still had an onslaught of an attack.

Here Are The Top 10 Best U.S. Soccer Players That Will Compete At The 2022 World Cup

If you’re a casual American soccer fan that watches the World Cup and the occasional game, then this article is here to help. You might only know a handful of players so here is the list of the 10 best US soccer players that should play at the 2022 World Cup.

If you’re a die-hard United States men’s national team (USMNT) fan, then you can critique this list all you want. 

33rd Time’s The Charm — Sweden Leaves It Late To Reach Euro Semis

It took 33 shots, but Sweden finally found the back of the net.

After peppering the Belgium goal with dozens of shots — nine saved by Nicky Evrard — Sweden broke through in the 92nd minute to secure a 1-0 win and book its spot in the Euro 2022 semifinals on Friday at Leigh Sports Village. 

Defender Linda Sembrant, in her first start of the tournament, kicked home the stoppage time winner to send the No. 2 team in the world into a semifinal against host England on Tuesday at Bramall Lane. Sembrant’s shot was the 33rd of the match for Sweden.

England Pulls Off Unlikely Comeback Over Spain On Stanway’s Stunning Strike

It’s not often a fullback gets the hook for defending so poorly. It’s even rarer for such a move to completely flip the script in a major match.

Sarina Wiegman’s decision to replace the struggling Rachel Daly in the 82nd minute helped spark a remarkable comeback as England beat Spain 2-1 in extra time in the 2022 Women’s Euro quarterfinals on Wednesday in Brighton. 

Morocco Player Doesn’t Realize She Sent Her Country To Its First Major Final After Miscounting Penalties

A Rosella Ayane penalty kick will live long in the history of Morocco women’s soccer as it was the shot that sent the team to its first ever major tournament final. On Monday Morocco defeated 11-time Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (WAFCON) champs Nigeria on penalties in the semifinal.

Morocco is hosting the tournament for the first time in its history and is going on a historic run. The underdogs already secured 2023 World Cup qualification, which will be the team's first ever World Cup, by making it to the semifinals. Now Morocco has its eyes on winning the whole thing.

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