Europe is dominating the upcoming quarter-finals in the FIFA Women's World Cup. There are just eight games left to play with seven European nations competing for the top prize. Euronews takes a look at what we can expect from the matches, which end with a final on July 7 in Lyon. Norway vs. England: Thursday, 27 June England have won four straight games in the Women's World Cup, beating Scotland, Argentina, Japan, and Cameroon. The lionesses reached the semi-finals of their last two major tournaments but despite the scorelines, they still don't quite look the full picture and some dominating displays have been marred by poor touches. Norway lost to group winners France but beat Nigeria and South Korea to qualify for the round of 16, where they went through against Australia on penalties. They have reached two finals in the past and won the tournament in 1995. The bookies have England down as marginal favourites at around 11/10 with Norway largely represented at 5/2. France vs. … [Read more...] about Women’s World Cup: What can we expect in the quarter-finals?
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In this June 24, 2018, photo, a kangaroo interrupts the Women's Premier League between Belconnen United and Canberra FC match in Canberra for over 30 minutes. (Lawrence Atkin/Capital Football via AP)In this June 24, 2018, photo, a kangaroo interrupts the Women's Premier League between Belconnen United and Canberra FC match in Canberra for over 30 minutes. (Lawrence Atkin/Capital Football via AP)In this June 24, 2018, photo, a kangaroo interrupts the Women's Premier League between Belconnen United and Canberra FC match in Canberra for over 30 minutes. (Lawrence Atkin/Capital Football via AP) Kangaroo stops play during Australian women’s soccer match CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian soccer team competing at the World Cup is called the Socceroos. But a different kind of soccer-roo has dominated a pitch for half an hour in Canberra during a women’s match. The misguided marsupial made its first appearance on the stadium soccer field during the half time break on Sunday … [Read more...] about Kangaroo hops at chance to interrupt Australian soccer match
Earlier this month, two American soccer teams, Miami FC of the North American Soccer League (NASL) and Kingston Stockade FC of the National Premier Soccer League, North Atlantic Conference, brought a claim in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against The United States Soccer Federation(USSF), The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and FIFA for allowing MLS to operate a closed league system thereby preventing other teams from being promoted into it based on sporting merit.Miami FC CEO Sean Flynn publicly commented that the action is based on the belief that “the benefits of soccer should be shared by the many, not the few, and that soccer’s top division should include the best teams, not the teams that pay certain sums of money.”Promotion/Relegation systemsAccording to FIFA’s 2017 Annual Global Club Football Report, 84.5% of top-tier professional … [Read more...] about Major League Soccer: In Defiance of FIFA