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.

Australia's World Cup on the brink after shock 3-2 defeat to Nigeria

BRISBANE - Nigeria produced the first major shock of the Women's World Cup as they stunned Australia 3-2 on Thursday to leave the co-hosts' tournament hopes on thin ice and home fans reeling.

Asisat Oshoala volleyed into an open goal in the 72nd minute to seal a deserved win for the Africans after Uchenna Kanu cancelled out Emily van Egmond's opener on the cusp of halftime and Osinachi Ohale nudged Nigeria ahead after the break.

Don't Panic: Vlatko says best surely coming soon from USWNT

WELLINGTON - The United States have yet to produce their best performance at the Women's World Cup, coach Vlatko Andonovski said on Thursday, after the Netherlands held them to a frustrating 1-1 draw in their second match of the tournament in Wellington.

Co-captain Lindsey Horan powered a terrific header into the net to level the affair in the second half and save the four-times champions from outright embarrassment after not putting up much of a fight early on in the match.

Ireland’s Katie McCabe scores goal of the World Cup candidate with stunning Olimpico

The Republic of Ireland's Women’s World Cup journey is all but over as a 2-1 defeat to Canada on Wednesday eliminated the Irish from the competition.

The 2023 edition of the tournament was the first time Ireland had qualified. Despite losing the first two games, The Girls in Green still got admirable results. A 1-0 loss to hosts Australia and a 2-1 defeat to the 2020 Olympic gold medalists Canada is nothing to be ashamed of.

Ireland’s big World Cup moment has to be the Katie McCabe goal vs Canada. The Irish opened Wednesday’s game with a stunning goal from their captain.

Épico tapaboca de la Liga MX a quienes piden porterías más pequeñas para el fútbol femenil

A la Liga MX no le gusta mucho la idea de achicar las porterías del fútbol femenil que anda rondando en el ambiente y lo hizo saber de manera elocuente con un legendario tapabocas en Twitter.

Exigen porterías más pequeñas para el fútbol femenil

El concepto de empequeñecer los arcos (y también los campos) en el balompié femenino no es nuevo, pero volvió a la palestra esta semana en México luego de una nefasta entrevista que le hizo ESPN a la goleadora de Pumas Desirée Monsiváis. 

Argentine star is facing online abuse for having a tattoo of Cristiano Ronaldo but not Messi

Argentine striker Yamila Rodríguez is a hot topic at the 2023 World Cup and all due to her tattoos. Several photos taken during La Albiceleste's loss against Italy last Monday showed that the player has ink paying tribute to Diego Maradona and Cristiano Ronaldo over her left leg.

Yes, you read it right: Cristiano Ronaldo!

Teenage sensation and cancer survivor Linda Caicedo shines in Colombia's win over South Korea

Linda Caicedo was a stellar figure in Colombia's 2-0 victory over South Korea in the Women's World Cup on Monday. The 18-year-old scored one of the winning goals, set a couple of historic records and became an inspirational tale by fulfilling her biggest dreams after surviving cancer.

Colombia's hopes of advancing to the Round of 16 needed a gleaming performance in their opening game of the tournament. And the penalty bagged by Catalina Usme at the half-hour mark was the perfect start to their journey.

Sophia Smith leads USWNT into critical clash with Dutch

The U.S. women's national team is in a position to win a record third straight World Cup because every player who steps on the field is expected to meet the high standards of their predecessors.

Sophia Smith is the latest example of a potential legend in the making, following in the footsteps of players such as Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach and current teammate Alex Morgan.

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.

11 USWNT stars among the 15 highest-paid players at the Women's World Cup

If you've ever wondered who are the highest-paid women's soccer players on the planet, well, Forbes just published an article digging into the finances of the main stars at the 2023 Women's World Cup.

The business magazine talked to 20 experts in the industry to create their estimates and considered the players' salaries on-field as well as their main earnings off-field (endorsements, licensing, cash returns, etc).