It wasn't just fans who were looking forward to a quarterfinal clash between France and the defending champion United States at the Women's World Cup. Megan Rapinoe clearly was, too. While the players said the focus for the United States was always on one game at a time, Rapinoe voiced the
Francehas taken the rare step of postponing end-of-secondary-school exams after this week's heatwave - forecast to be the hottest on record for a month of June. With temperatures due to climb to 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) and humidity levels making the heat feel closer to 47C, Le Brevet, a national
After a no-show performance in the narrow win over Spain, there's nowhere for the USWNT head coach to hide in a quarterfinal against France.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Monday held talks with Russia's premier Dmitry Medvedev, in a rare high-level visit at a time of frosty ties between Moscow and the West. Philippe met Medvedev in Le Havre, the port town in Normandy where the French premier served as mayor, and said he wanted to "open a new space for political dialogue with Russia". Medvedev agreed that "freezing the channels of communication was the worst path of all".
France captain Amandine Henry said she needed a "little luck" to score the 107th-minute winner which fired the hosts into the women's World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Brazil. The 29-year-old defensive midfielder slid to meet Amel Majri's free-kick early in