Chile’s Road to the Women’s World Cup Started With an Indignity

Dropped from FIFA’s world rankings three years ago because its federation had not scheduled a match in two years, Chile’s women’s team now has a players’ union and a lot to prove.CreditCreditGonzalo Fuentes/ReutersPARIS — Three years ago, long before Chile’s soccer team made its first appearance in a Women’s World Cup, it made news for an embarrassing reason.

Women’s World Cup: England and Italy Advance With Victories

Sports|Women’s World Cup: England and Italy Advance With VictoriesWomen’s World Cup RoundupImageJodie Taylor of England after scoring the only goal in a win against Argentina on Friday.CreditCreditMarc Atkins/Getty ImagesAs roommates at the Women’s World Cup, Jodie Taylor and Beth Mead have built a connection that has helped lead England into the second round of the tournament.

Women’s World Cup: Canada and the Netherlands Easily Advance

Sports|Women’s World Cup: Canada and the Netherlands Easily AdvanceWomen’s World Cup RoundupImageNichelle Prince (15) after scoring Canada’s second goal against New Zealand on Saturday.CreditCreditEmmanuel Foudrot/ReutersJessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince got second-half goals to give Canada a 2-0 victory against New Zealand in the Women’s World Cup on Saturday in Grenoble, France.

Women’s World Cup: Australia Roars Back to Beat Brazil

Sports|Women’s World Cup: Australia Roars Back to Beat BrazilImageAustralia celebrated after a second goal during a win over Brazil.CreditCreditElsa/Getty ImagesAn own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil at the Women’s World Cup, even after Marta added a record 16th career tournament goal.

A 13-0 World Cup Rout? Thailand Is as Proud as Ever

ImageAlex Morgan of the United States, center, scored a record-tying five goals against Thailand at the Women’s World Cup in Reims, France, on Tuesday.CreditCreditFrancois Mori/Associated PressBANGKOK — On June 11, 2015, at the World Cup, the Thai women’s soccer team defeated the Ivory Coast squad, 3-2.

World Cup Opener Wins for the Netherlands and Sweden

Sports|World Cup Opener Wins for the Netherlands and SwedenImageThe Netherlands’ Jill Roord, right, hitting the header that proved to be the only goal in the Dutch victory over New Zealand.The tough loss after a strong defensive effort means 19th-ranked New Zealand is still looking for its first-ever World Cup victory.

Nigeria Upsets South Korea for Rare World Cup Win

ImageNigeria had a lot to celebrate on Wednesday, including an own goal by South Korea.CreditCreditJean-Pierre Clatot/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesGRENOBLE, France — Nigeria took their chances against the run of play on Wednesday to beat South Korea, 2-0, for rare success at the Women’s World Cup, setting themselves up to advance to the next stage of the tournament in France.

When the Boston Bruins Won Their First Stanley Cup. Twice.

ImageMembers of the 1929 Boston Bruins included Hall of Fame defenseman Eddie Shore, far right.CreditCreditBettmann, via Getty ImagesThe Boston Bruins claimed their first Stanley Cup in Montreal on a Saturday night in March 1929, sweeping aside the mighty Canadiens.

Women’s World Cup: Germany and Spain Open With Tense Victories

Sports|Women’s World Cup: Germany and Spain Open With Tense VictoriesWomen’s World Cup RoundupImageGiulia Gwinn after scoring in Germany’s 1-0 victory against China on Saturday.CreditCreditLucy Nicholson/ReutersThe teenage midfielder Giulia Gwinn scored a second-half winner as Germany, a two-time champion, opened its Women’s World Cup campaign by beating a rugged China, 1-0, on Saturday in Rennes, France.

Stumped - World Cup set for India-Australia showdown

HomepageAccessibility linksSkip to contentAccessibility HelpBBC AccountNotificationsHomeNewsSportWeatheriPlayerSoundsCBBCCBeebiesFoodBitesizeArtsTasterLocalTVRadioThreeMenuSearchSearch the BBC Listen My Sounds StumpedPreview of India v Australia, South Africa's struggles, plus England take on Bangladesh.Programme WebsiteComing Up NextAutoplay Now playingStumpedWorld Cup set for India-Australia showdownPreview of India v Australia, South Africa's struggles, plus England take on Bangladesh.