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Womens World Cup 2011

Fútbol, America and Other Things

Naomi Menezes | Posted 06.10.2012 | Teen
Naomi Menezes

Soccer is the most popular sport in almost every major country, except the ones in North America. In a place with such a diverse culture, I would expect soccer, not football, to be our "uniting sport."

Jordan Schultz

A New Ambassador For U.S. Soccer

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.28.2011 | Sports

Sparked by their incredible comeback win over Brazil in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, Hope Solo and the U.S. Women's soccer team drew attention ...

Finally, A Foosball Table With Female Figurines

Laura Stampler | Posted 09.19.2011 | Women
Laura Stampler

The foosball playing field is on its way to being leveled. Spanish company RS Barcelona has released the first ever mass-produced female table footba...

WATCH: Women's World Cup Motivates Inner-City Team

Posted 09.20.2011 | Impact

A Philadelphia young girls' soccer team plays on small urban patch that's littered with trash and even drug paraphernalia. But it doesn't deter 9-yea...

Learning From the Girls

Christopher Holshek | Posted 09.18.2011 | Sports
Christopher Holshek

Last Sunday's Women's World Cup final was a triumph, regardless of the outcome. You can tell a lot about a country and a culture by its sports.

WATCH: Highlights From Women's World Cup Final

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.16.2011 | Sports

Japan has won the Women's World Cup, stunning the United States 3-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie. ...

Women's World Cup, Title IX And What It Means For Girls

Cynthia Kounaris | Posted 09.16.2011 | Women
Cynthia Kounaris

Let's celebrate the women who fought for Title IX, the men who passed the legislation, the girls who thought "Hey, that looks like fun!", the parents who drove them to practice and the US women's soccer team.

Japan Wins 2011 Women's World Cup

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 09.16.2011 | Sports

FRANKFURT, Germany — Amid the sorrow that lingers throughout Japan, perhaps a little joy – courtesy of the determined women on its World C...

Women's World Cup Final Live Blog

Posted 09.16.2011 | Sports

The USA women's soccer team takes on Japan on Sunday in the Women's World Cup final. The game will begin at 2:45 p.m ET on ESPN. In the quarterfina...

Obama Cheers On USA Women In Tweet

AP | x | Posted 09.16.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is cheering on the U.S. women's soccer team as it competes in the Women's World Cup final against Japan Sund...

Doping Debacle: More North Koreans Test Positive At Women's World Cup

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 09.15.2011 | Sports

FRANKFURT, Germany — North Korea officials blamed traditional musk deer gland medicine used after a lightening strike for five positive tests fo...

The Best Goals Of The Women's World Cup

Huffington Post | Dan Treadway | Posted 09.13.2011 | Sports

On Sunday, the U.S. will face off against Japan in the finals of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, culminating what has been a thrilling tournament, ri...

What If There Was No Pressure?

Jane Shure | Posted 09.13.2011 | Sports
Jane Shure

The years of cheering and schlepping as my youngest daughter (now a college grad) played travel and varsity soccer has indelibly marked a soft spot in my heart for "the beautiful game."

Japan Dominates Sweden To Reach World Cup Final

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | Sports

FRANKFURT, Germany — Homare Sawa made up for a huge error by scoring the go-ahead goal and Japan advanced to the World Cup final with a 3-1 vict...

USA Women Reach World Cup Final

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 09.12.2011 | Sports

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany — Abby Wambach sure knows how to deliver. A goal, a promise and soon, she hopes, a World Cup title....

WATCH: USA Scores Incredible Last-Minute Goal At World Cup

Posted 09.09.2011 | Sports

The U.S. women's national team needed a miracle to fight off elimination against Brazil at the Women's World Cup on Sunday. After Brazil took a 2-1 le...

WATCH: USA Scores Amazing Goal In Stunning World Cup Comeback

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2011 | Sports

DRESDEN, Germany -- The Americans are moving on to the semifinals after one of the most riveting games in the history of the Women's World Cup - beati...

France Advances To World Cup Semis After Dramatic Shootout

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.08.2011 | Sports

LEVERKUSEN, Germany -- France beat England 4-3 on penalties in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals when England captain Faye White missed the decisive...

2 North Koreans Suspended At Women's World Cup

AP | Posted 09.06.2011 | Sports

FRANKFURT, Germany — Two North Korea players failed drug tests in the Women's World Cup and the entire team was then subjected to an unprecedent...

PREDICT: Who Will Claim The Women's World Cup?

Posted 09.05.2011 | Sports

Now that the final group matches have been played in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, it's time to look at the remaining contenders for the biggest cr...

Sweden Wins Group C

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 09.05.2011 | Sports

WOLFSBURG, Germany — The Americans can't do things the easy way. Needing only a tie to avoid Brazil in the quarterfinals, the U.S. fell 2-1 to ...

Equatorial Guinea Falls Again

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 09.05.2011 | Sports

FRANKFURT, Germany — Fancy footwork is a Brazilian tradition, and Erika produced some samba skills to lead her team to a 3-0 win over Equatorial...

Swedish Soccer Star Swaps Jerseys With Fan

Posted 09.04.2011 | Sports

This could be the best souvenir a soccer fan could ask for. After Sweden beat North Korea 1-0 on Saturday, Swedish soccer star Josefine Oqvist sta...

Obvious Handball Goes Uncalled

Posted 09.03.2011 | Sports

This will certainly go down as one of the worst referee gaffes of all time. In the 16th minute of Equatorial Guinea's 3-2 loss to Australia in the ...

United States Routs Colombia To Guarantee World Cup Quarterfinal Appearance

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 09.01.2011 | Sports

SINSHEIM, Germany — Anyone can sign autographs or pose for photos. The U.S. women found a better way to say "thank you" to the American military...