Germany tops Sweden to win first Olympic gold


The German national team made history in two ways at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016. They not only won their first ever gold medal in six editions of the competition,...

Olympic recap Day 2: U.S. advances, Australia nearly defeats Germany

(Aug. 7, 2016) - The second day of group stage action at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio saw the Games’ first draw, which almost was a near-upset, the U.S. Women’s National Team moving on to the...

Olympic recap: Goals galore on opening day of Rio 2016

(Aug. 4, 2016) - The Opening Ceremonies for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil may not be until Friday night, but the Olympics are well underway with the women’s soccer tournament kicking...

May roundup in international women's soccer


(June 1, 2016) - There was drama aplenty in May thanks to the gripping UEFA Women's Champions League final between VfL Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyon, which was only decided by a penalty...

Germany's Nadine Kessler retires at age 28

(April 14, 2016) - Former FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Nadine Kessler has announced her retirement from football at the age of 28 due to persistent knee problems.

“It is very painful for me...

Teams learn fate after Olympic draw

(April 14, 2016) - The Olympic draw took place Thursday morning and all 12 teams learned which group they'll compete in when they arrive this summer in Rio.

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Leonie Maier lifts Germany to 1-0 win over France

(March 3, 2016) - The German Women's National Team opened up the SheBelieves Cup in Tampa, Florida Thursday afternoon with a 1-0 win over France in a showdown against the Nos. 2 and 3 FIFA-ranked...

Latest FIFA ranking sees Australia make history

(March 25, 2016) - There is a lot of action in the first FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking of 2016 as a result of recent Women’s Olympic Football Tournament qualifiers, including Japan sinking to...

Official draw for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup is complete

(March 18, 2016) - The Official Draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup has taken place at the Home of FIFA, with the pick of the sections pairing Japan with Nigeria and France with USA.

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Kyah Simon's hat trick paces Australia in 9-0 rout of Vietnam

(March 2, 2016)  - Kyah Simon took the captain’s armband for the first time and she made the most of it, scoring three goals in a 9-0 win Wednesday over Vietnam in the second game of AFC Olympic...

Australia caps off AFC Olympic qualifying with 1-1 tie against China

(March 9, 2016) - The Westfield Matildas have finished on top of the standings and gone through the final Olympic qualifying tournament undefeated after a brilliant strike from Emily van Egmond gave...

Australia qualifies for Olympics for first time in 12 years

(March 7, 2016) - The Westfield Matildas have qualified for the Rio Olympics after a superb 2-1 win over a physical DPR Korea in Osaka on Monday night. With a draw or a win enough to book their...

Kyah Simon's game-winner just 48 seconds in paces Australia over South Korea

(March 4, 2016) - The Westfield Matildas have notched their third straight win in Olympic qualifying accounting for the Korea Republic 2-0 on Friday.

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Australia open AFC Olympic Qualifiers with massive win over Japan

(Feb. 29, 2016) – The start of AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers couldn’t have gone better for the Australian Women’s National Team. “The Matildas” opened with a decisive, 3-1 win over the host nation...

Kyah Simon, Australia prep for Olympic qualifiers

(Feb. 25, 2016) - Boston Breakers forward Kyah Simon and the Australian Women’s National Team have arrived in Osaka, Japan ahead of Monday’s 2016 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers. The tournament runs...

New FIFA president and more #WomenInFIFA

(Feb. 26, 2016) - It was an historic day for FIFA on Friday. Gianni Infantino was voted as the new president, and FIFA's Member Associations approved a reform that will see more promotion of women.


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