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Barbieri: W-League on the rise; Week 3 results

Barbieri: W-League on the rise; Week 3 results

Tim Grainey September 29, 2014 7

In this edition of the International Review, we look at the Week 3 games in Australia’s Westfield W-League, discuss some coaching changes for the Australian national team and Sydney FC, and talk with long-time

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Colombia joins Brazil at World Cup, Olympics; Ecuador makes WC playoff

Colombia joins Brazil at World Cup, Olympics; Ecuador makes WC playoff

The Equalizer Staff September 28, 2014 16

Colombia has qualified for the 2015 Women’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics by way of Ecuador’s 3-2 win on Sunday over Argentina. Colombia joins Brazil in both tournaments. With Sunday’s victory, Ecuador secured

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Brazil becomes 14th team to qualify for World Cup

Brazil becomes 14th team to qualify for World Cup

The Equalizer Staff September 26, 2014 19

Brazil on Friday became the 14th team to qualify for the 2015 Women’s World Cup, thrashing Argentina, 6-0 in the final phase of South American qualifying. With the win, Brazil has 6 points through

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Lawyers finalizing lawsuit against FIFA, CSA regarding artificial turf at Women’s World Cup

Lawyers finalizing lawsuit against FIFA, CSA regarding artificial turf at Women’s World Cup

Jeff Kassouf September 26, 2014 41

A coalition of women’s soccer players demanding natural grass at the 2015 World Cup is finalizing a lawsuit against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association, the players’ lawyers said Friday. In a letter dated

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Rosengård clinch second straight Swedish title

Rosengård clinch second straight Swedish title

The Equalizer Staff September 25, 2014 27

FC Rosengård clinched a second straight Swedish Damallsvenskan title on Thursday, beating second-place Göteborg FC, 3-2. Anja Mittag scored twice — including the game-winner in the 80th minute — and Marta added the other

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Scotland-Netherlands, Italy-Ukraine in UEFA playoffs

Scotland-Netherlands, Italy-Ukraine in UEFA playoffs

The Equalizer Staff September 24, 2014 87

Scotland will play the Netherlands and Italy will play Ukraine in the semifinals of the UEFA Women’s World Cup qualifying playoffs to determine the eighth and final spot from Europe. The four teams learned

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Nairn assists five goals in Week 2 Down Under

Nairn assists five goals in Week 2 Down Under

Tim Grainey September 22, 2014 9

Canberra United, Perth Glory and Sydney FC all sit atop Australia’s Westfield W-League after two rounds of the 2014/15 season with two wins each. The Houston Dash’s Stephanie Ochs, playing forward in Australia, scored

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South American World Cup qualifying down to four

South American World Cup qualifying down to four

The Equalizer Staff September 21, 2014 25

Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador advanced the final round of CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying. Two of the four teams will advance directly to the 2015 World Cup, while the third-place finisher will advance to

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Picking the team: Who will be Ellis’ 20 for WCQ?

Picking the team: Who will be Ellis’ 20 for WCQ?

Jeff Kassouf September 19, 2014 315

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The friendlies and training camps are over, and now U.S. coach Jill Ellis has to pick a team to lead into World Cup qualifying in October. Eight players will be cut

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Germany, France pull closer in latest FIFA rankings

Germany, France pull closer in latest FIFA rankings

The Equalizer Staff September 19, 2014 57

The United States women retained their No. 1 world ranking in the lastest FIFA rankings released on Friday, keeping hold of the position they’ve maintained since March 2008. The top six teams remained unchanged:

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