Women's World Cup win would 'rekindle Japan's love for football'

Vancouver (AFP) - Japan captain Aya Miyama said that the 'Nadeshiko' were looking to rekindle the nation's love on the eve of their Women's World Cup title defence against the United States in Vancouver.

Villa fires New York City to win over Montreal

(Reuters) - New York City continued their recent surge as Spaniard David Villa notched two classy goals, including the late winner, in a 2-1 away win over Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer (MLS) ...

Door closed on A-League pay talks

The A-League will codify their new pay deal in the league's regulations and move on without a CBA if the player's union does not agree to their proposal.

Chile stun Argentina to win first Copa

Alexis Sanchez struck the winning kick in Chile's 4-1 shootout victory, wrecking Argentina superstar Lionel Messi's dream of a first international title.

Japan finds new motivation for World Cup final

By Steve Keating VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Four years ago the Japan women's soccer team, inspired by a nation recovering from a devastating earthquake and tsunami, lifted their reeling coun...

Williams penalty gives England third place

EDMONTON (Reuters) - Fara Williams struck an extra-time winner from the penalty spot as England defeated Germany 1-0 to claim third place in the Women's World Cup on Saturday. The L...

Cheeky Sanchez penalty clinches Chile's first Copa

By Gideon Long SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile won the Copa America for the first time on Saturday when a cheeky penalty from Alexis Sanchez clinched a shootout victory over Argentina and gl...