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Soccer-Latest: Women's World Cup final U.S. 4, Japan 1
VANCOUVER, July 5 (Reuters) - Latest score from the Women's World Cup final at BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday: U.S. 4, Japan 1 Japan: Yuki Ogimi, 27th minute U.S.: Carli Lloyd, 3rd, 5th, 16th Lauren Holiday, 14th (Reporting by Steve Keating; Editing by Frank Pingue)
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Soccer-U.S. captain Lloyd hits final hat-trick in 16 minutes
United States captain Carli Lloyd struck a sensational hat-trick inside the opening 16 minutes of the Women's World Cup final, including a goal from the half-way line, as her team took a shock 4-0 lead against Japan on Sunday. The opener came in the third minute when Megan Rapinoe drove a low diagonal ball across the area and Lloyd timed her run to perfection, meeting the ball with a powerful, first-time drive past Japan keeper Ayumi Kaihori. If Japan were shocked by conceding so early, they were utterly stunned when two minutes later Lloyd doubled the lead - again from...
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Soccer-U.S and Japan unchanged, Wambach starts on bench
By Simon Evans VANCOUVER, July 5 (Reuters) - The United States and Japan named unchanged starting lineups for their Women's World Cup final clash at BC Place on Sunday. U.S coach Jill Ellis left all-time top scorer Abby Wambach on the bench for the third straight game and started with Alex Morgan as a lone striker. The 35-year-old Wambach has said Sunday's game will be her last World Cup match and her future beyond the final is unclear. Captain Carli Lloyd is likely to be given an attacking midfield role with licence roam forward in support of Morgan. ...
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Soccer-Latest: Women's World Cup final U.S. 5, Japan 2
VANCOUVER, July 5 (Reuters) - Latest score from the Women's World Cup final at BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday: U.S. 5, Japan 2 Japan: Julie Johnston (own goal) 52nd minute, Yuki Ogimi, 27th U.S.: Carli Lloyd, 3rd, 5th, 16th, Lauren Holiday, 14th, Tobin Heath 54th (Reporting by Steve Keating; Editing by Frank Pingue)
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Football - RPT-Lloyd hits stunning hat-trick as U.S. lead Japan 4-1
United States captain Carli Lloyd scored a sensational hat-trick, including a goal from the half-way line, as the United States roared to a shock 4-1 lead at
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Soccer-Angry fans break security fence as Sport stay top in Brazil
Avai fans broke the security fencing surrounding the pitch and forced police to intervene on Sunday after the referee awarded a late penalty to Sport in their 2-2 draw. The spot kick came in the second minute of injury time and allowed Sport to salvage a point and retain their unbeaten record after 11 games. "Fans of the Avai Futebol Club broke an acrylic panel used as a fence (surrounding the pitch) forcing police to form a barrier as a security measure," the match referee wrote in his report.
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Football - Latest: Women's World Cup final U.S. 5, Japan 2
Latest score from the Women's World Cup final at BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday:
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Football - Latest: Women's World Cup final U.S. 4, Japan 2
Latest score from the Women's World Cup final at BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday:
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Soccer-Lloyd hits stunning hat-trick as U.S. lead Japan 4-1
United States captain Carli Lloyd scored a sensational hat-trick, including a goal from the half-way line, as the United States roared to a shock 4-1 lead at half-time in the Women's World Cup. No team had ever scored more than two goals in a Women's World Cup final but the brilliant Lloyd went one better all by herself and within just 16 minutes. The opener came in just the third minute when Megan Rapinoe drove a low diagonal ball across the area and Lloyd timed her run to perfection, meeting the ball with a powerful, first-time drive past Japan keeper...
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Football - Lloyd hits stunning hat-trick as U.S. lead Japan 4-1
United States captain Carli Llloyd scored a sensational hat-trick, including a goal from the half-way line, as the United States roared to a shock 4-1 lead at
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Robin van Persie has NOT found a new club and will return to pre-season training with Manchester United, confirms his agent
Robin van Persie's agent has played down speculation that the Holland striker is on the verge of leaving Manchester United. He will return to training at Carrington on Monday.
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VIDEO: Incredible 50-yard goal for USA's Lloyd
USA's Carli Lloyd completes her hat-trick with an incredible strike from the halfway line against Japan in the 2015 Women's World Cup final in Vancouver.
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Football - Latest: Women's World Cup final U.S. 4, Japan 1
Latest score from the Women's World Cup final at BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday:
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Football - U.S. captain Lloyd hits final hat-trick in 16 minutes
United States captain Carli Lloyd struck a sensational hat-trick inside the opening 16 minutes of the Women's World Cup final, including a goal from the half
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VIDEO: USA's Lloyd scores two in three minutes
Captain Carli Lloyd scores two goals in three minutes to put the USA 2-0 up against Japan in the first five minutes of the 2015 Women's World Cup final in Vancouver.
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Football - Latest: Women's World Cup final U.S. 4, Japan 0
Latest score from the Women's World Cup final at BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday:
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Football - Latest: Women's World Cup final U.S. 3, Japan 0
Latest score from the Women's World Cup final at BC Place on Sunday:
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England Women 'have always been legends', says Mark Sampson as Lionesses finish third at World Cup
CHRIS WHEELER: A quarter of a century of hurt consigned to the rubbish bin. Revenge for Italia 90, and a historic first win over Germany in a World Cup finals since 1966 for the England Women's team.
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Football - Latest: Women's World Cup final U.S. 2, Japan 0
Latest score from the Women's World Cup final at BC Place on Sunday:
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Football - Latest: Women's World Cup final U.S. 1, Japan 0
Latest score from the Women's World Cup final at BC Place on Sunday:
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Nani reveals he is 'very happy' to be at Fenerbahce after being greeted by fans at Istanbul airport ahead of £3.5m move
Manchester United winger Nani was greeted by huge crowds on Sunday evening as he jetted in to complete his move to Turkish outfit Fenerbahce.
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Caleb Folan: I'm embracing new life in Asia otherwise it will eat me up... journeyman striker has found happiness in Burma
MATT BARLOW: After becoming discontent with life in England, journeyman striker Caleb Folan has found new found happiness in Asia with FC Kanbawza.
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Pep Guardiola has 'destroyed' Mario Gotze at Bayern Munich, claims player's agent
Mario Gotze's agent has launched a scathing attack on Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, claiming he has 'destroyed' the 23-year-old midfielder during his time in charge at the club.
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Soccer-United States v Japan, Women's World Cup final-teams
(Fixes typos in Mizuho Sakaguchi and Rumi Utsugi) VANCOUVER, July 5 (Reuters) - Teams for the Women's World Cup final between the United States and Japan at BC Place on Sunday: United States (4-5-1) 1-Hope Solo; 11-Ali Krieger, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 19-Julie Johnston, 22-Meghan Klingenberg; 17-Tobin Heath, 14-Morgan Brian, 12-Lauren Holiday, 10-Carli Lloyd, 15-Megan Rapinoe; 13-Alex Morgan. Japan (4-4-2) 18-Ayumi Kaihori; 19-Saori Ariyoshi, 3-Azusa Iwashimizu, 4-Saki Kumagai, 5-Aya Sameshima; 9-Nahomi Kawasumi, 6-Mizuho Sakaguchi, 13-Rumi Utsugi, 8-Aya Miyama, 11-Shinobu Ohno, 17-Yuki Ogimi. ...
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Football - U.S and Japan unchanged, Wambach starts on bench
The United States and Japan named unchanged starting lineups for their Women's World Cup final clash at BC Place on Sunday.
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