U-17 Women's World Cup

COVID-19: FIFA postpones U-17 Women’s World Cup in India

 April 5, 2020   kridangan


The postponement of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, scheduled to be played in November in India, will not derail preparations for the tournament as the country is still committed to “delivering a memorable” meet whenever it is possible, Roma Khanna, the tournament director of the Local Organising Committee, said. FIFA, the world’s governing body […]

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FIFA Women World Cups

Double Delight for North Koreans in FIFA U-20 & U-17 Women’s World Cups

 December 24, 2016   R K Gupta

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A little over two weeks ago, a new champion emerged in women’s football. That was not an ordinary event but FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup staged in the Oceanic island nation of Papua New Guinea in South-Western Pacific region, just north of Australia. In the final on December 3, North Korea defeated France 3-1 in […]

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UEFA Women’s Champions League

Quarterfinal Line-up Decided for UEFA Women’s Champions League for 2016-17 Season

 December 20, 2016   R K Gupta

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Last month, quarterfinalists for UEFA Women’s Championship League for the current season were decided after 16 teams played their second-leg matches on different venues across Europe. The result showed huge aggregate wins for several teams. French football Club Lyon topped among all others by blasting FC Zurich Frauen by 8-0 in the first leg and […]

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Brazil Women Lose the Semifinal After Two Misses in Penalty Shoot-Out against Sweden

 August 18, 2016   R K Gupta

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It was heartbreak for Brazilians at Maracana after Cristiane and Andressinha saw their penalties saved by Swedish goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl. It was shoot-out time after a goalless semifinal at the end of 120 minutes of regulation and extra time. Brazil had looked a better side but they couldn’t unlock the Swedish defense despite their best […]

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Sweden into SF with Shocking Win Over USA

Sweden into SF with Shocking Win Over USA & Brazil Win Despite Marta’s Missed Penalty

 August 14, 2016   R K Gupta

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Women’s football at Brasilia on Friday saw its biggest upset, when 4-time gold medalists USA lost to Sweden on penalties. The two teams scored one goal each in second half and no more goals could accrue in extra time. In the ensuing penalty shoot-out, USA missed twice and Lisa Dahlkvist scored the decisive goal for […]

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Women’s UEFA Champions League SF Line-up Ensures Franco-German Final on May 26

 March 31, 2016   R K Gupta

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On Wednesday, the second-leg quarterfinal games were played in women’s UEFA Champions League. Defending champions FFC Frankfurt had a determined Rosengard squad to contend with and the match was decided in favor of the hosts only after the penalty shoot-out. With Wolfsburg repeating their fist-leg score-line against Brescia, the stage has been set for an […]

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UEFA Women’s Champions League: FFC Frankfurt Wolfsburg & Lyon Win 1st-Leg QFs

 March 29, 2016   R K Gupta

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While FC Barcelona and last year’s runner-up Paris Saint-Germain drew their first-leg quarterfinal 0-0 in Barcelona, defending champions FFC Frankfurt scored a 1-0 away victory at Malmo as they beat hosts Rosengard. In two other first-leg quarterfinal matches in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, Lyon inflicted a 9-1 defeat to Slavia Praha while Germany’s VfL […]

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Carli Lloyd Supreme in USA team

Carli Lloyd Supreme in USA’s Emphatic Victory Over Japan in 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

 July 6, 2015   R K Gupta

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Japanese women could not realize their dreams of back-to-back victories in FIFA World Cup tournaments. They had won on penalties against USA in 2011 at Germany to emerge as a brand new champion against some odds. The two teams had played top-quality football in the 2011 final, where USA led twice but the Japanese fought […]

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England Defeat Germany After 31 Years to Finish Third in 2015 Women’s World Cup

 July 5, 2015   R K Gupta

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England woman lost to Japan in the World Cup semifinal under tragic circumstances but they didn’t allow themselves to be taken over by disappointment. Mark Sampson ensured that his ward didn’t keep on clutching to Laura Bassett’s own goal in the semifinal and play the third-place play-off against Germany with a positive frame of mind. […]

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Japan Enter Second Successive World Cup Final with Laura Basset’s Gift of an Own Goal

 July 2, 2015   R K Gupta

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England’s World Cup dream lay shattered in one of the cruelest ways. With 30 seconds left and the match poised at 1-1, Japan’s Nahomi Kawusumi unleashed an excellent curling ball for some of her colleagues to tap it into the goal but in trying to clear that cross, England’s Laura Basset sliced it into her […]

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