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FIFA opens disciplinary case against Cameroon

Kate Markgraf explains why Phil Neville's comments about Cameroon's behaviour were a distraction from England's performance in their 3-0 win.

FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Cameroon after their 3-0 loss to England in the round of 16 of the Women's World Cup on Sunday, during which members of the team became upset following two VAR decisions.

Several Cameroon players remonstrated with the referee and for a long time refused to restart the match after England's second goal was ruled offside and then allowed after a VAR review.

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FIFA defends VAR results at Women's World Cup

ESPN Brazil analyst and former CBF referee Renata Ruel says the laws of the game must be reformulated to account for the addition of VAR.

PARIS -- Amid criticism that video assistant referee technology is affecting the product on the field in the Women's World Cup, FIFA spent the day before the start of the quarterfinals arguing that the system is working as well as it did last year during the men's tournament in Russia.

Chairman of the FIFA refereeing committee Pierluigi Collina led a panel Wednesday that spoke to the media for more than an hour to defend the use of VAR.

"Compared to Russia last summer," Collina said, "Honestly,...

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Trump invites USWNT to WH after Rapinoe barb

ESPN's Julie Foudy chats with Tobin Heath about how the USWNT plan to attack France, who she feels have grown each game of the Women's World Cup.
Outside the Lines' Jeremy Schaap outlines the significance of behind the Women's World Cup quarterfinal showdown between the United States and France.
Sam Mewis says the USWNT continue to evolve as the World Cup progresses ahead of their quarterfinal versus hosts France.

President Donald Trump has invited the U.S. women's soccer team to the White House, regardless of whether they win the World Cup, after Megan Rapinoe's assertion that she is "not going to the f---ing White House."

Rapinoe, who has described herself as a "walking protest" to Trump's policies, made her recent comments about a potential White House visit to soccer magazine Eight by Eight.

"I'm not going to the f---ing White House," Rapinoe, the team's co-captain, said during the interview, which was...

Why the U.S., France are largely responsible for each other's success

PARIS -- France and the United States will soon be on opposite sides of one of the biggest games in the history of women's soccer. The two most abundant fan bases in this tournament will turn the Parc des Princes into a seething cauldron of nearly 50,000 voices, a "s---show circus" of epic proportions, as Megan Rapinoe giddily and memorably phrased it.

But before the World Cup co-favorites were rivals standing in each other's way of advancing to the semifinals, each had help from the other to make...

French heatwave 'no problem' for prepared England

Kate Markgraf explains why Phil Neville's comments about Cameroon's behaviour were a distraction from England's performance in their 3-0 win.

LE HAVRE, France -- France is braced for a heatwave but England manager Phil Neville is adamant it will not affect their plans to play high tempo football in their Women's World Cup quarterfinal having prepared for these record-high temperatures thanks to prolonged spells in saunas.

The Lionesses have said all along they are the best prepared team ever to try and win the Women's World Cup.

Schools in some regions of France are closing on Thursday as temperatures are set to push 45C while...