Tag: soccer

Italy's female soccer players aim to change law limiting pay

FILE – In this June 9, 2019 file photo, Australia’s Ellie Carpenter, left, chases Italy’s Barbara Bonansea during a Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Italy at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes, France. Italy won 2-0. Italy’s surprise run to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup this year went…

FIFA officials to visit Iran after fiery death of soccer fan ‘Blue Girl’

MANCHESTER — FIFA officials will visit Iran, following the death of a female fan who set herself on fire in protest at her arrest for attending a match, world soccer’s governing body told Reuters on Wednesday. Sahar Khodayari, dubbed “Blue Girl” due to her favorite team Esteghlal’s colors, died at hospital on Monday after her…

Canada hoops, some soccer and, of course, Biancamania

Kind of all over the map here today, which isn’t a bad thing at all. Maybe it’ll help everyone come down from Biancamania and an emotionally-exhausting Saturday. And a reminder that I might have misremembered the time of Monday’s Canada-Germany game to finish their run at the World Cup. It’s at 8 a.m. ET which…

U.S. Soccer says women’s team has been paid more than men’s team

United States’ team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women’s World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file) The U.S. Soccer Federation released a letter from its president Monday saying that it has paid the women’s national team…