Women’s World Cup final: US takes 1-0 lead thanks to Rapinoe penalty
Sunday, 7 July 2019 Forward Lieke Martens was named in the starting lineup for the Netherlands in their women’s World Cup final on Sunday against holders the United States, who recalled winger Megan Rapinoe into the first team after she sat out the semi-final. Rapinoe, who has scored five goals in helping the US to reach their fifth World Cup final, missed the 2-1 win over England because of a slight hamstring strain. The 34-year-old takes the place of Christen Press who scored the opening goal in the semi-final. Midfielder Rose Lavelle also starts despite fears over a knock she received in the same match. Samantha Mewis starts alongside her in place...
United States co-captain Megan Rapinoe launched a scathing attack on world soccer's governing body FIFA, on Saturday (July 6), the eve of the women's World Cup final, saying the organisation did not respect the female game.
The coronavirus has impacted the sports world, prompting event cancellations and seasonal suspensions. Countries across the world are postponing or severely limiting the types of events and the number..