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Italy just woke up fans all over the world with a big-time FIFA Women's World Cup upset over Australia. Barbara Bonansea...
06/09/2019
Day 3: Italy shocks Australia with two Barbara Bonansea goals – Equalizer Soccer

Italy just woke up fans all over the world with a big-time FIFA Women's World Cup upset over Australia. Barbara Bonansea dominated the match, scoring two goals. Don't miss our #AUSITA recap!

✍️: Rachael McKriger
➡️: http://bit.ly/WWCDay3
📸: Daniela Porcelli

Australia 1, Italy 2 Italy returned to the World Cup for the first time since 1999. They made the most of their return with a 2-1 upset victory against an attack-powered Australian side. Italy entered the match with no holds barred, using their body to create a physical match. However, the spotlight...

Defense will make or break Matildas at this FIFA Women's World Cup.
06/09/2019
Alanna Kennedy, Australia: 2019 Women’s World Cup Influencer – Equalizer Soccer

Defense will make or break Matildas at this FIFA Women's World Cup.

  In the hype around a big tournament, it’s easy to build a narrative that begins and ends with a team’s biggest star. But the players who make or break a squad are often further down the depth chart. Their success or failure will dictate a team’s tournament. These are The Influencers. The se...

Norway's best players were untouchable on Saturday. No, not the name you're thinking of.
06/09/2019
In which Caroline Graham Hansen and Guro Reiten announce themselves to the world – Equalizer Soccer

Norway's best players were untouchable on Saturday. No, not the name you're thinking of.

REIMS, France – Norway’s stars took center stage on Saturday, gliding past defenders and combining in harmony as the ball stuck like glue to their feet. One of them seemed not to run, but to glide with the ball as she smoothly cut past – or, sometimes, through – defenders. The other exhibite...

06/08/2019
Ready for the next one?Norway is set to kick off their FIFA Women's World Cup tournament against Nigeria soon. Will Kris...
06/08/2019
Kristine Minde, Norway: 2019 Women’s World Cup Influencer – Equalizer Soccer

Ready for the next one?
Norway is set to kick off their FIFA Women's World Cup tournament against Nigeria soon. Will Kristine Minde play a major role? Sophie Lawson has what you need to know about this "true virtuoso."

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  In the hype around a big tournament, it’s easy to build a narrative that begins and ends with a team’s biggest star. But the players who make or break a squad are often further down the depth chart. Their success or failure will dictate a team’s tournament. These are The Influencers. The se...

"It all feels like a very big moment for the women's game in this country with a deep (men's) soccer history."Katelyn Be...
06/08/2019
Les Bleues show off swagger under the spotlight of soccer’s biggest stage – Equalizer Soccer

"It all feels like a very big moment for the women's game in this country with a deep (men's) soccer history."

Katelyn Best dispatches from Paris on the reception around Les Bleues — and the confidence this French team showed at the FIFA Women's World Cup opener.

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📸: Daniela Porcelli

    PARIS — There was never a question, going into this World Cup, that France is a good team. Instead, the question that loomed over Les Bleues was whether a team that has often cracked under pressure could live up to the sky-high expectations surrounding a home tournament — and the answer, a...

23 down, 1️⃣ more to go!The USA are looking to defend their #FIFAWWC crown. However, a lot has changed since 2015. B...
06/08/2019
United States team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

23 down, 1️⃣ more to go!
The USA are looking to defend their #FIFAWWC crown. However, a lot has changed since 2015. Bryan A. Graham takes a look at the 🔴⚪️ & 🔵 s part of Guardian sport's Expert Network.

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This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview It’s been an ...

Day 2 of the FIFA Women's World Cup almost began with an upset, but 19-year-old Giulia Gwinn had other plans for #GER! T...
06/08/2019
Day 2: Germany finds a narrow win against China in Group B action – Equalizer Soccer

Day 2 of the FIFA Women's World Cup almost began with an upset, but 19-year-old Giulia Gwinn had other plans for #GER! Three points for Germany has them on top of Group B.

✍️: Rachael McKriger
➡️: http://bit.ly/WWCDay2

Germany 1, China 0 Germany opened up their World Cup group stage with a close call, narrowly edging out China, 1-0. After 66 minutes of fighting, frustration and scratching their heads, Germany saw their only goal of the match scored by 19-year-old Giulia Gwinn. Gwinn found the ball at her feet at t...

A name to watch for Germany.
06/08/2019
Linda Dallmann, Germany: 2019 Women’s World Cup Influencer – Equalizer Soccer

A name to watch for Germany.

In the hype around a big tournament, it’s easy to build a narrative that begins and ends with a team’s biggest star. But the players who make or break a squad are often further down the depth chart. Their success or failure will dictate a team’s tournament. These are The Influencers. The serie...

Watch out, world: The hosts are for real.
06/08/2019
France sends emphatic message in World Cup opener – Equalizer Soccer

Watch out, world: The hosts are for real.

  PARIS — It took a whopping nine minutes for France to address any lingering doubts about whether or not they might succumb to the nerves of being both the hosts and the favorites at this World Cup. Eugenie Le Sommer clipped a shot off the underside of the crossbar, a sellout crowd of 45,261 [.....

06/07/2019

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France proved they aren't taking any match lightly with a 4-0 victory over South Korea. Missed the action? We're your ho...
06/07/2019
Day 1: Wendie Renard finds a brace as French route South Korea, 4-0 – Equalizer Soccer

France proved they aren't taking any match lightly with a 4-0 victory over South Korea. Missed the action? We're your home to get caught up.
More FIFA Women's World Cup action is tomorrow with Group A and B!

✍️: Rachael McKriger
➡️: http://bit.ly/WWCDay1

Paris, France — France opened up their World Cup tournament with a bang. Against South Korea, the French stream-rolled their way to three points to in the opening match of the World Cup. Wendie Renard found the back of Kim Minjung’s net twice with her head. The 6’2 centerback has over 100 appe...

Chile are primed to make their debut on WoSo's world stage. Their coach, Jose Letelier, says the main goal for his side ...
06/07/2019
Chile team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

Chile are primed to make their debut on WoSo's world stage. Their coach, Jose Letelier, says the main goal for his side is to compete. Samuel Ferreiro previews their chances as part of Guardian sport's Expert Network.

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This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview Chile qualified...

Sweden can very well win their group in the #FIFAWWC. However, a big test, and a familiar foe, stands in their way: the ...
06/07/2019
Sweden team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

Sweden can very well win their group in the #FIFAWWC. However, a big test, and a familiar foe, stands in their way: the USWNT. Joel Åberg takes a look at Sweden as part of Guardian sport's Expert Network:

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This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview Sweden were com...

Jamaica's a dark horse at this FIFA Women's World Cup.
06/06/2019
Allyson Swaby, Jamaica: 2019 Women’s World Cup Influencer – Equalizer Soccer

Jamaica's a dark horse at this FIFA Women's World Cup.

In the hype around a big tournament, it’s easy to build a narrative that begins and ends with a team’s biggest star. But the players who make or break a squad are often further down the depth chart. Their success or failure will dictate a team’s tournament. These are The Influencers. The serie...

France often chokes under pressure. So...what does a home World Cup mean for that?
06/06/2019
France, long averse to pressure, faces the spotlight of home World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

France often chokes under pressure. So...what does a home World Cup mean for that?

  France enters the 2019 World Cup as, if not quite favorites to win, then at least as co-favorites with the United States. But the host team, those perennial contenders who have never won a major tournament, are also the team whose past failures — as well as the expectation for success — weigh...

They made it to the Round of 16 in 2015, but can they go farther in France? Njie Enow helps you get familiar with Camero...
06/06/2019
Cameroon team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

They made it to the Round of 16 in 2015, but can they go farther in France? Njie Enow helps you get familiar with Cameroon, who boast accomplished forward Gaëlle Enganamouit on their roster, as part of Guardian sport's Expert Network.

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This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview Four years afte...

Two years ago in the Netherlands upset the EUROS in front of sold out home crowds. How will that success translate into ...
06/06/2019
Netherlands team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

Two years ago in the Netherlands upset the EUROS in front of sold out home crowds. How will that success translate into the side's second World Cup appearance? Willem Vissers previews NED as part of Guardian Sports Expert Network.

This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview The Dutch natio...

Can South Korea pull of an upset in Group A?
06/05/2019
Cho So-hyun, Korea Republic: 2019 Women’s World Cup Influencer – Equalizer Soccer

Can South Korea pull of an upset in Group A?

In the hype around a big tournament, it’s easy to build a narrative that begins and ends with a team’s biggest star. But the players who make or break a squad are often further down the depth chart. Their success or failure will dictate a team’s tournament. These are The Influencers. The serie...

"Estelle Johnson will play in the World Cup. And she has the Peace Corps to thank for that."Why? Learn more in our lates...
06/05/2019
Done with soccer in ’14, Estelle Johnson living the dream for Cameroon – Equalizer Soccer

"Estelle Johnson will play in the World Cup. And she has the Peace Corps to thank for that."
Why? Learn more in our latest player profile before the FIFA Women's World Cup!

✍️: Dan Lauletta
➡️: http://bit.ly/31cLhq7

Estelle Johnson was done with soccer. She had taken everything she could out of the game, but it was time to move on and start the rest of her life. There would be no championship or national team callup. But that was okay. It was over. That was 2014. Next week, Estelle Johnson will play […]

Canada boast Christine Sinclair who sits on the edge of being the world's all-time international scorer. But without sup...
06/05/2019
Canada team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

Canada boast Christine Sinclair who sits on the edge of being the world's all-time international scorer. But without support for their star, can Canada hope for a deep run? @HarJournalist previews their chances as part of @guardian_sport's Expert Network:

This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview Canada enter th...

Desire Oparanozie, of Nigeria, is a name you're going to want to remember during the FIFA Women's World Cup. https://equ...
06/05/2019
Desire Oparanozie, Nigeria: 2019 Women’s World Cup Influencer – Equalizer Soccer

Desire Oparanozie, of Nigeria, is a name you're going to want to remember during the FIFA Women's World Cup.

https://equalizersoccer.com/2019/06/04/desire-oparanozie-nigeria-2019-womens-world-cup-influencer/

In the hype around a big tournament, it’s easy to build a narrative that begins and ends with a team’s biggest star. But the players who make or break a squad are often further down the depth chart. Their success or failure will dictate a team’s tournament. These are The Influencers. The serie...

A secret weapon for a World Cup title contender.
06/05/2019
Beth Mead, England: 2019 Women’s World Cup Influencer – Equalizer Soccer

A secret weapon for a World Cup title contender.

In the hype around a big tournament, it’s easy to build a narrative that begins and ends with a team’s biggest star. But the players who make or break a squad are often further down the depth chart. Their success or failure will dictate a team’s tournament. These are The Influencers. The serie...

The name's Rosie White. New Zealand Football
06/04/2019
Rosie White, New Zealand: 2019 Women’s World Cup Influencer – Equalizer Soccer

The name's Rosie White. New Zealand Football

In the hype around a big tournament, it’s easy to build a narrative that begins and ends with a team’s biggest star. But the players who make or break a squad are often further down the depth chart. Their success or failure will dictate a team’s tournament. These are The Influencers. The serie...

The Influencers is a series looking at key players -- exclusively for subscribers. First up: 🇫🇷 Amel Majri
06/03/2019
Amel Majri, France: 2019 Women’s World Cup Influencer – Equalizer Soccer

The Influencers is a series looking at key players -- exclusively for subscribers. First up: 🇫🇷 Amel Majri

In the hype around a big tournament, it’s easy to build a narrative that begins and ends with a team’s biggest star. But the players who make or break a squad are often further down the depth chart. Their success or failure will dictate a team’s tournament. These are The Influencers. The serie...

This Japan team is nothing like the one that made three straight major tournament finals.
06/03/2019
Japan team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

This Japan team is nothing like the one that made three straight major tournament finals.

This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview The Japanese te...

They have Little. And they have Lime and Soda. The 4-1-1 on Scotland ahead of their first FIFA Women's World Cup:
06/03/2019
Scotland team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

They have Little. And they have Lime and Soda. The 4-1-1 on Scotland ahead of their first FIFA Women's World Cup:

This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview Scotland’s se...

Argentina returns to the World Cup with a tall task in Group  D.
06/03/2019
Argentina team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

Argentina returns to the World Cup with a tall task in Group D.

This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview This will be Ar...

Do Lionesses have what it takes to win it all? Or, as they might ask, is Football Coming Home?
06/03/2019
England team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

Do Lionesses have what it takes to win it all? Or, as they might ask, is Football Coming Home?

This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview Much has been m...

Khadija "Bunny" Shaw leads Jamaica into their first FIFA Women's World Cup.
06/02/2019
Jamaica team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

Khadija "Bunny" Shaw leads Jamaica into their first FIFA Women's World Cup.

This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview Jamaica’s Reg...

Brazil has fallen off the pace of the world's elite.
06/01/2019
Brazil team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

Brazil has fallen off the pace of the world's elite.

This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview This could be M...

What do National Women's Soccer League training players do? Katelyn Best investigates.
06/01/2019
Under the radar: Simone Charley and the NWSL’s little-known training players – Equalizer Soccer

What do National Women's Soccer League training players do? Katelyn Best investigates.

Last weekend, when the Thorns faced Sky Blue in the first weekend after all of the league’s World Cup players had left for camp, they fielded a lineup featuring a mix of youngsters, veteran Americans who aren’t in the national team pool, and internationals whose countries didn’t qualify for th...

The rise of Le Azzurre 🙌
05/31/2019
Italy team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

The rise of Le Azzurre 🙌

This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview Le Azzurre qual...

Australia's best team ever is dreaming BIG at the FIFA Women's World Cup.
05/31/2019
Australia team guide: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Equalizer Soccer

Australia's best team ever is dreaming BIG at the FIFA Women's World Cup.

This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organizations from the 24 countries who have qualified for France. The Equalizer, as part of the network, will profile each of the 24 countries. Overview Following the s...

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