The FIFA Referees Committee announced Monday the appointment of 22 referees, 7 support referees and 44 assistant referees from 49 countries for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Julie Johnston and Christen Press scored first-half goals and goalkeeper Hope Solo saved a late penalty kick as the United States won the Algarve Cup title, defeating France 2-0 in the final at the Estadio Algarve on Wednesday.
CONCACAF powers Canada and Mexico are targeting honors at the Cyprus Women’s Cup after closing the group stage on Monday with results that propelled them into the final and the match for third place, respectively.
A scoreless draw was worth a major victory for the United States women’s national team against Iceland on Monday as the CONCACAF champion advanced to the Algarve Cup final.
Two days prior to International Women’s Day on Sunday, FIFA celebrated women with a conference in Zurich on women’s football and leadership, while in Canada, prominent women are standing up and supporting female achievement in soccer by becoming event ambassadors for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.
Christine Sinclair scored for a second straight game in the Cyprus Women’s Cup as Canada (2-0-0, 6 points) posted a 1-0 win over Korea Republic (0-0-2, 0 points) on Friday at GSZ Stadium.