- Women's World Cup final match report | USA 5-2 Japan
USA thrash Japan 5-2 in Vancouver Carli Lloyd scores three as USA race into 4-0 lead inside 16 minutes Read Tom Lutz’s minute-by-minute report Photos: exuberant Women’s World Cup fans in Vancouver Carli Lloyd’s fiance Brian wanted to come to Vancouver to see her play in the Women’s World Cup final. Lloyd told him to stay home. He had to watch her score a hat-trick and lift the trophy on television instead. Continue reading... USA lift the trophy after their 5-2 win over Japan.
- Women's World Cup final: USA coach Jill Ellis hails 'rock star' Carli Lloyd
Midfielder helped team to 5-2 victory over Japan USA collect third World Cup title The USA coach, Jill Ellis, gave “rock star” billing to Carli Lloyd after the midfielder inspired the United States to World Cup victory . Lloyd, who also captained her side, scored a hat-trick, completed with a strike from the halfway line barely 15 minutes into her side’s astonishing 5-2 win, before handing over the armband to squad skipper Christie Rampone to lift the trophy with her fellow veteran, striker Abby Wambach. Continue reading... Jill Ellis and Carli Lloyd celebrate after USA’s remarkable World Cup victory.Jill Ellis and Carli Lloyd celebrate after USA’s remarkable World Cup victory.
- Women's World Cup 2015: USA beat Japan – the internet reacts
Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Ellen DeGeneres were among those to express their pride after USA beat Japan 5-2 in the final in Vancouver People love a World Cup victory, don’t they (provided they’re on the right side)? After USA thrashed a Japan side who forgot how to defend set pieces to clinch their third Women’s Word Cup title, America’s great and good shared their joy, exuberance and pride for their delightful title-winning team. Here’s a selection of the best Twitter had to offer: Continue reading... USA celebrate their victory over Japan.
初めての試みとしてガーディアンのライブブログを日本語でも提供します！果たして、なでしこジャパンの２連覇になるのか？それともアメリカが４大会ぶり、新記録となる３度目の優勝を果たすのか？2015年女子ワールドカップ決勝戦をベン・メイブリーがリアルタイムで実況。 メール： firstname.lastname@example.org 、ツイッター： @BenMabley もちろん、通常通りの英語版もあります。 11.41am AEST フジテレビのインタビューで涙を抑えながら、岩渕選手がインタビューに答えます。「結果は悔しいです。この23人で戦うのが最後でしたが、良いチームだったなと思いますし、悔いのない大会でした」といいます。今の厳しいところで、多少の矛盾を許しましょう。 さて、ガーディアンのウェブサイトでローマ字以外の文字を見たことがありませんでしたので、この史上初の企画を担当させてもらって大変光栄でした。編集部に私以外、日本語を読める人が誰もいない為、やりたい放題というか、やっぱりいつもとは違う責任感を感じました。 11.13am AEST 「U-S-A!」というチャントを浴びながら、２人のベテランがW杯のカップを手にします。35歳のワンバックと、大会期間中に40歳の誕生日を迎えたランポーンが一緒に持ち上げて、セレブレーションが始まります。おめでとう、アメリカ！ Continue reading... ５−２というスコアで、アメリカがなでしこジャパンに圧勝してW杯優勝を飾りました。
- Women's World Cup 2015 final: USA beat Japan 5-2 – as it happened
Carli Lloyd propels the US to victory Full game report: Lloyd shreds Japan 9.24pm ET You can read the report from tonight’s game here: Related: Women's World Cup final match report | USA 5-2 Japan 9.23pm ET Closing thoughts . USA came out to one of the most incredible starts I’ve ever witnessed in any sporting event, and it won them the game. Or Carli Lloyd won them the game. We knew she was that old cliche, a big game player. But we didn’t know she was that good. Take away her goals, and it was a pretty even game - and the second-half in particular was a more balanced affair. But then USA didn’t need to be particularly good in the second period - because they had Lloyd. USA were pedestrian in the group stages, they looked like a once great team slouching forward on past glories. Ellis looked out of ideas. But they transformed in the semi-final, thanks to clevee coaching a brilliant individual performances. Ellis was smiling at the start of the game: she knew how good the US were - and soon we would too. Continue reading... USA celebrate Carli Lloyd’s second goal during their rampant display against Japan.
- Exuberant Women's World Cup fans show colors in Vancouver – in photos
Donning costumes, themed hats, and plenty of face paint, US and Japan supporters prove that fans are the best part of any good sporting event Continue reading...
- Liverpool expect Raheem Sterling back in training despite Manchester City bids
• England forward in line to go on pre-season tour if no further offer is made • Sean O’Driscoll to be confirmed as new assistant manager of Anfield club Liverpool expect Raheem Sterling to ignore Manchester City’s advances and report back for pre-season training on Monday, when Sean O’Driscoll will be confirmed as the new assistant manager at Anfield. City have had two offers rejected for Sterling this summer, packages totalling £30m and £40m , and have yet to make a third bid for the want-away England forward. Unless they return with a deal closer to Liverpool’s £50m valuation this week, the 20-year-old will travel with Brendan Rodgers’ squad to Bangkok next Sunday for the pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia. Continue reading... Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side have a pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia – and Raheem Sterling may yet be part of that squad. Photograph: BPI/Rex ShutterstockBrendan Rodgers' Liverpool side have a pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia – and Raheem Sterling may yet be part of that squad. Photograph: BPI/Rex Shutterstock
- Southampton ponder legal action if Toby Alderweireld joins Tottenham
• Atlético Madrid failed to cancel £6.8m buy-out clause in loan deal • Belgium defender spent last season at St Mary’s Southampton will consider legal action if they fail to sign Toby Alderweireld from Atlético Madrid on a permanent deal after the Spanish club failed to cancel the Belgium defender’s buy-out clause in time. The club believe they are entitled to purchase the Belgium defender, who impressed during his loan spell at St Mary’s last season, for £6.8m due to Atlético not availing of the option to cancel the clause for £1.5m. Tottenham were considered favourites to sign the player, who had struggled to find his way into Diego Simeone’s plans at the Vicente Calderón before last season’s temporary switch to St Mary’s. Reports earlier on Sunday suggested that the Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, and the Atlético chief executive, Miguel Ángel Gil, had agreed a fee of around £11.5m after a weekend of negotiations in Madrid. Continue reading... Toby Alderweireld impressed during his season on loan at Southampton, having found game time hard to come by in La Liga. Photograph: Jon Buckle/PAToby Alderweireld impressed during his season on loan at Southampton, having found game time hard to come by in La Liga. Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA
- Women’s World Cup: England win nation’s support with World Cup bronze
Mark Sampson hopes his Lionesses receive the acknowledgment they deserve after the best return from a national football side since 1966 England arrived in Canada in search of a new identity and departed with that wish fulfilled. The pride of Lionesses that left London as near-anonymous figures in late May will attract plenty of second glances as they make their way back through passport control at Heathrow on Monday morning. After persuading a nation finally to fall in love with women’s football and, they hope, inspiring an entire new generation of young female players, Mark Sampson’s squad are suddenly household names. England’s coach described his team’s 1-0 defeat of Germany – a side the Lionesses had never beaten in 31 years of internationals – as “awesome” and “amazing”. Continue reading... After 31 years of coming off second best, England's victory over Germany in the Women's World Cup play-off was celebrated long into the Edmonton night. Photograph: Dan Riedlhuber/EPAAfter 31 years of coming off second best, England's victory over Germany in the Women's World Cup play-off was celebrated long into the Edmonton night. Photograph: Dan Riedlhuber/EPA
- Tottenham Hotspur close to completing Toby Alderweireld move
• £11.5m fee agreed for Atlético Madrid defender • Southampton retain interest in signing their former loanee Tottenham Hotspur believed they were close to signing the Atlético Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld for a fee thought to be £11.5m until it was reported that the Spanish club had failed to cancel the buy-out clause included in his loan agreement at Southampton. That error means Southampton now hope to sign him for the buy-out fee of £6.8m . Related: Manchester United to improve offer for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin Continue reading... Toby Alderweireld played 28 times for Southampton last season during his loan from Atlético Madrid Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty ImagesToby Alderweireld played 28 times for Southampton last season during his loan from Atlético Madrid Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
- Faye White: England’s World Cup feat has to enhance women’s domestic game
The Women’s Super League begins only days after third place was achieved in Canada and the opportunity for serious sponsorship and new fans must be taken When the Women’s Super League resumes next Sunday it could be billed as a reality check for the players who delighted us over the past month. Arsenal v Liverpool in Borehamwood and Chelsea v Bristol Academy in Staines will seem a long way from playing in front of 31,000 in Edmonton for a place in the World Cup final. But a swift return to action has its benefits – and one will be that the momentum gained by what happened in Canada can feed upon an energised domestic audience. This has the chance to be a turning point for women’s football and it is important that the increased interest and goodwill are not allowed to fade. The manner of England’s performances – the agonising defeat against Japan and the recovery to make history against Germany – was heroic and will stick in the memory. The job now is to ensure that those hearts and minds are captured on a longer-lasting basis, and the hard work that has been going on for years needs to step up another level. Continue reading... England celebrate their third place play-off victory against Germany at the 2015 Women's World Cup. Photograph: Imago/Barcroft Media
- Women's World Cup final: USA has chance to write history, says Jill Ellis - video
USA manager Jill Ellis looks ahead to the Women's World Cup final where her side will face defending champions Japan. The Americans lost to Japan in 2011, but Ellis says she is not looking back at the defeat. USA's last World Cup victory was in 1999 when they defeated China on penalties Continue reading... 140x84 trailpic for Womens World Cup final: USA has chance to write history, says Jillian Ellis - video
- Women’s World Cup 2015: Google doodle celebrates Sunday’s final
Follow USA v Japan – live Or in Japanese here Google has marked the Women’s World Cup final with a new Google Doodle on the search engine’s homepage. Related: Women's World Cup final: what's the mood where you are? Continue reading... Google has marked Sunday’s final between USA and Japan with this new graphic. Photograph: GoogleGoogle has marked Sunday’s final between USA and Japan with this new graphic. Photograph: Google
- Fiji hammer Micronesia 38-0 at Pacific Games - video highlights
Organisers of the Pacific Games believe Fiji has broken the record for the biggest win in international football after defeating Micronesia 38-0 on Sunday. Fiji were already up 21-0 by half-time with Antonio Tuivuna scoring ten goals. Organisers of the tournament say the previous record was held by Australia when they beat American Samoa 31-0 in a qualifier for the 2002 World Cup Continue reading... 140x84 trailpic for Fiji hammer Micronesia 38-0 at Pacific Games - video
- Fiji hammer Micronesia 38-0 in 'record international win' at Pacific Games
Victory surpasses Australia’s 31-0 thrashing of American Samoa in 2001, but Fifa may decide not recognise the match between under-23 sides It must be hard for a football manager to find positives when your side has conceded 68 goals in its last two matches and scored none, but for the coach of the Federated States of Micronesia looking on the bright side is part of the job. “We did quite well in the second half,” said Stan Foster after overseeing a 38-0 defeat to Fiji in the Pacific Games on Sunday, two days after a 30-0 loss to Tahiti. “The marking was slack in the first half so I told them to make sure they marked man to man, and that worked out a lot better.” Continue reading...
- Germany 0-1 England (aet) | Women’s World Cup third-place play-off match report
• Germany Women 0-1 England Women • Williams scores winning goal from the spot in 108th minute England may have failed to reach the World Cup final but the Lionesses did the next best thing. After 31 years of consistent disappointment against Germany, Mark Sampson’s side beat them for the first time and will return home with the set of bronze medals awarded to the tournament’s third-placed side. Related: USA's soccer moms aim for one final effort before returning to family life Continue reading... Fara Williams steps up to convert the extra-time penalty that ended England’s tournament on a high. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty ImagesFara Williams steps up to convert the extra-time penalty that ended England’s tournament on a high. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images
- Steven Gerrard given roaring welcome by LA Galaxy fans - video
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is welcomed by cheering fans during half-time of LA Galaxy's match against Toronto FC. Gerrard says he 'cannot wait' to get his boots on and play in front of LA Galaxy supporters. The midfielder has been training with his new team for almost a week and is expected to play in his first MLS match on July 17 Continue reading... 140x84 trailpic for Steven Gerrard receives roaring welcome by LA Galaxy fans - vid
- Chile fans celebrate Copa América victory - video
Thousands of Chilean football fans join their national team in celebrating after winning their first Copa América title on Saturday. Greeted by roaring supporters, the Chilean team hold a parade before meeting with President Michelle Bachelet. Chile defeated Argentina 4-1 on penalties after a 0-0 draw. Chile's last appearance in a Copa América final was in 1987 where they lost to Uruguay Continue reading... 140x84 trailpic for Chile fans celebrate Copa Amrica victory - video
- Mark Sampson hails ‘awesome’ England players after Germany play-off win
• Manager pays tribute to England’s resilience after extra-time victory • Hard-fought win ended a run of 20 England defeats against Germany The England manager Mark Sampson was full of praise for his players’ fighting spirit after they overcame Germany 1-0 in extra-time to finish third in the Women’s World Cup. The Lionesses suffered heartbreak in the semi-finals when Laura Bassett’s stoppage-time own-goal condemned them to a 2-1 defeat by Japan. Continue reading... England’s Fara Williams celebrates her winning goal against Germany in the Women’s World Cup third-place play-off in Edmonton, Canada.England’s Fara Williams celebrates her winning goal against Germany in the Women’s World Cup third-place play-off in Edmonton, Canada.
- Women's World Cup 2015 final: what USA need to do to beat Japan
Jill Ellis’s team transformed their campaign with a change in tactics but other factors are likely to decide the final The Americans are on the brink of history. They could win a record third Women’s World Cup and avenge a heartbreaking loss to Japan four years earlier. Again, just as was the case in 2011, the statistical odds are in USA’s favor. The odds, of course, didn’t end up meaning much last time as the Americans fell on penalties to Japan. But the momentum heading into this final is surely with the Americans, who roared past No 1-ranked Germany in a pulsating semi-final, looking confident every step of the way. After being outplayed for much of their semi-final, Japan edged past England thanks to an infamous own goal by the Lionesses in stoppage time. Continue reading...