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25 Jun 19
Arcynewsy

From “A” like American football over “F” like football to “Z” like decathlon: the world of sport is diverse. Every day, somewhere on the globe, more or less significant events take place which, due to the dominance of fewer sports, are quickly drowned out and receive no real attention. June 25: Italy and Netherlands win […]

25 Jun 19
Internet Ninja

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25 Jun 19
Pasadena Star News
RENNES, France — Lieke Martens scored her second goal on a late penalty kick to send the Netherlands into the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over 2015 finalist Japan on Tuesday. The new handball law led to referee Melissa Borjas awarding the penalty because Saki Kumagai’s hand blocked Vivianne Miedema’s shot, even though there was no clear intention. Martens scored from the spot to set up a meeting with Italy on Saturday. As befitting a meeting of the Asian and European champions, the game produced some of the slickest action of the World Cup. An audacious backheel flick set up Martens to send the Dutch in front in the 17th minute and Yui Hasegawa equalized in the 43rd to complete a slick passing move. With the last Asian team eliminated, the Women’s World Cup will have a record seven European teams in the quarterfinals. Norway and England meet in Le Havre on Thursday and France takes on the United States the following night. After the Netherlands plays Italy on Saturday, Germany and Sweden will meet. Italy players celebrate at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match against China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Italy won 2-0. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) Italy 2, China 0 Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women’s World Cup after a convincing 2-win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that goes beyond the final result. “They have a mission. Their mission is to try and have the Italian public to discover and appreciate the women’s game,” Bertolini said. “This aspect helps you because it allows you to find that extra energy and motivation. I really believe this side has allowed the women’s game to break new ground back home.” Italian viewers have had good reason to tune in. While the men’s team failed to qualify for last summer’s World Cup in Russia, the women are proving to be a revelation in France. China had only allowed one goal in its three group stage games but the talented Italian attack broke down the vaunted defense. Valentina Giacinti scored in the 15th minute. Aurora Galli’s long strike put the result beyond doubt four minutes after halftime at the stiflingly hot Stade de la Mosson. Playing its first World Cup in 20 years, Italy had already surpassed expectations by winning its group ahead of Brazil and Australia before topping China with relative ease. The Italians have advanced in style, deploying an attack with three forwards that hasn’t cost it at the back. Italy has scored nine goals in its three wins in the tournament, while the only two goals it has conceded have come on penalties. Italy suffered a blow when striker Cristiana Girelli had to walk off the field with an apparent leg injury in the 39th. She was replaced by Galli, who surprised Peng with a right-footed strike that went skimming over the turf and beyond the goalkeeper’s reach. It was Galli’s third goal of the tournament, all as a substitute.
25 Jun 19
Daily Breeze
RENNES, France — Lieke Martens scored her second goal on a late penalty kick to send the Netherlands into the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over 2015 finalist Japan on Tuesday. The new handball law led to referee Melissa Borjas awarding the penalty because Saki Kumagai’s hand blocked Vivianne Miedema’s shot, even though there was no clear intention. Martens scored from the spot to set up a meeting with Italy on Saturday. As befitting a meeting of the Asian and European champions, the game produced some of the slickest action of the World Cup. An audacious backheel flick set up Martens to send the Dutch in front in the 17th minute and Yui Hasegawa equalized in the 43rd to complete a slick passing move. With the last Asian team eliminated, the Women’s World Cup will have a record seven European teams in the quarterfinals. Norway and England meet in Le Havre on Thursday and France takes on the United States the following night. After the Netherlands plays Italy on Saturday, Germany and Sweden will meet. Italy players celebrate at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match against China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Italy won 2-0. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) Italy 2, China 0 Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women’s World Cup after a convincing 2-win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that goes beyond the final result. “They have a mission. Their mission is to try and have the Italian public to discover and appreciate the women’s game,” Bertolini said. “This aspect helps you because it allows you to find that extra energy and motivation. I really believe this side has allowed the women’s game to break new ground back home.” Italian viewers have had good reason to tune in. While the men’s team failed to qualify for last summer’s World Cup in Russia, the women are proving to be a revelation in France. China had only allowed one goal in its three group stage games but the talented Italian attack broke down the vaunted defense. Valentina Giacinti scored in the 15th minute. Aurora Galli’s long strike put the result beyond doubt four minutes after halftime at the stiflingly hot Stade de la Mosson. Playing its first World Cup in 20 years, Italy had already surpassed expectations by winning its group ahead of Brazil and Australia before topping China with relative ease. The Italians have advanced in style, deploying an attack with three forwards that hasn’t cost it at the back. Italy has scored nine goals in its three wins in the tournament, while the only two goals it has conceded have come on penalties. Italy suffered a blow when striker Cristiana Girelli had to walk off the field with an apparent leg injury in the 39th. She was replaced by Galli, who surprised Peng with a right-footed strike that went skimming over the turf and beyond the goalkeeper’s reach. It was Galli’s third goal of the tournament, all as a substitute.
25 Jun 19
Daily News
RENNES, France — Lieke Martens scored her second goal on a late penalty kick to send the Netherlands into the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over 2015 finalist Japan on Tuesday. The new handball law led to referee Melissa Borjas awarding the penalty because Saki Kumagai’s hand blocked Vivianne Miedema’s shot, even though there was no clear intention. Martens scored from the spot to set up a meeting with Italy on Saturday. As befitting a meeting of the Asian and European champions, the game produced some of the slickest action of the World Cup. An audacious backheel flick set up Martens to send the Dutch in front in the 17th minute and Yui Hasegawa equalized in the 43rd to complete a slick passing move. With the last Asian team eliminated, the Women’s World Cup will have a record seven European teams in the quarterfinals. Norway and England meet in Le Havre on Thursday and France takes on the United States the following night. After the Netherlands plays Italy on Saturday, Germany and Sweden will meet. Italy players celebrate at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match against China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Italy won 2-0. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) Italy 2, China 0 Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women’s World Cup after a convincing 2-win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that goes beyond the final result. “They have a mission. Their mission is to try and have the Italian public to discover and appreciate the women’s game,” Bertolini said. “This aspect helps you because it allows you to find that extra energy and motivation. I really believe this side has allowed the women’s game to break new ground back home.” Italian viewers have had good reason to tune in. While the men’s team failed to qualify for last summer’s World Cup in Russia, the women are proving to be a revelation in France. China had only allowed one goal in its three group stage games but the talented Italian attack broke down the vaunted defense. Valentina Giacinti scored in the 15th minute. Aurora Galli’s long strike put the result beyond doubt four minutes after halftime at the stiflingly hot Stade de la Mosson. Playing its first World Cup in 20 years, Italy had already surpassed expectations by winning its group ahead of Brazil and Australia before topping China with relative ease. The Italians have advanced in style, deploying an attack with three forwards that hasn’t cost it at the back. Italy has scored nine goals in its three wins in the tournament, while the only two goals it has conceded have come on penalties. Italy suffered a blow when striker Cristiana Girelli had to walk off the field with an apparent leg injury in the 39th. She was replaced by Galli, who surprised Peng with a right-footed strike that went skimming over the turf and beyond the goalkeeper’s reach. It was Galli’s third goal of the tournament, all as a substitute.
25 Jun 19
Orange County Register
RENNES, France — Lieke Martens scored her second goal on a late penalty kick to send the Netherlands into the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over 2015 finalist Japan on Tuesday. The new handball law led to referee Melissa Borjas awarding the penalty because Saki Kumagai’s hand blocked Vivianne Miedema’s shot, even though there was no clear intention. Martens scored from the spot to set up a meeting with Italy on Saturday. As befitting a meeting of the Asian and European champions, the game produced some of the slickest action of the World Cup. An audacious backheel flick set up Martens to send the Dutch in front in the 17th minute and Yui Hasegawa equalized in the 43rd to complete a slick passing move. With the last Asian team eliminated, the Women’s World Cup will have a record seven European teams in the quarterfinals. Norway and England meet in Le Havre on Thursday and France takes on the United States the following night. After the Netherlands plays Italy on Saturday, Germany and Sweden will meet. Italy players celebrate at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match against China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Italy won 2-0. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) Italy 2, China 0 Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women’s World Cup after a convincing 2-win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that goes beyond the final result. “They have a mission. Their mission is to try and have the Italian public to discover and appreciate the women’s game,” Bertolini said. “This aspect helps you because it allows you to find that extra energy and motivation. I really believe this side has allowed the women’s game to break new ground back home.” Italian viewers have had good reason to tune in. While the men’s team failed to qualify for last summer’s World Cup in Russia, the women are proving to be a revelation in France. China had only allowed one goal in its three group stage games but the talented Italian attack broke down the vaunted defense. Valentina Giacinti scored in the 15th minute. Aurora Galli’s long strike put the result beyond doubt four minutes after halftime at the stiflingly hot Stade de la Mosson. Playing its first World Cup in 20 years, Italy had already surpassed expectations by winning its group ahead of Brazil and Australia before topping China with relative ease. The Italians have advanced in style, deploying an attack with three forwards that hasn’t cost it at the back. Italy has scored nine goals in its three wins in the tournament, while the only two goals it has conceded have come on penalties. Italy suffered a blow when striker Cristiana Girelli had to walk off the field with an apparent leg injury in the 39th. She was replaced by Galli, who surprised Peng with a right-footed strike that went skimming over the turf and beyond the goalkeeper’s reach. It was Galli’s third goal of the tournament, all as a substitute.
25 Jun 19
Whittier Daily News
RENNES, France — Lieke Martens scored her second goal on a late penalty kick to send the Netherlands into the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over 2015 finalist Japan on Tuesday. The new handball law led to referee Melissa Borjas awarding the penalty because Saki Kumagai’s hand blocked Vivianne Miedema’s shot, even though there was no clear intention. Martens scored from the spot to set up a meeting with Italy on Saturday. As befitting a meeting of the Asian and European champions, the game produced some of the slickest action of the World Cup. An audacious backheel flick set up Martens to send the Dutch in front in the 17th minute and Yui Hasegawa equalized in the 43rd to complete a slick passing move. With the last Asian team eliminated, the Women’s World Cup will have a record seven European teams in the quarterfinals. Norway and England meet in Le Havre on Thursday and France takes on the United States the following night. After the Netherlands plays Italy on Saturday, Germany and Sweden will meet. Italy players celebrate at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match against China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Italy won 2-0. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) Italy 2, China 0 Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women’s World Cup after a convincing 2-win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that goes beyond the final result. “They have a mission. Their mission is to try and have the Italian public to discover and appreciate the women’s game,” Bertolini said. “This aspect helps you because it allows you to find that extra energy and motivation. I really believe this side has allowed the women’s game to break new ground back home.” Italian viewers have had good reason to tune in. While the men’s team failed to qualify for last summer’s World Cup in Russia, the women are proving to be a revelation in France. China had only allowed one goal in its three group stage games but the talented Italian attack broke down the vaunted defense. Valentina Giacinti scored in the 15th minute. Aurora Galli’s long strike put the result beyond doubt four minutes after halftime at the stiflingly hot Stade de la Mosson. Playing its first World Cup in 20 years, Italy had already surpassed expectations by winning its group ahead of Brazil and Australia before topping China with relative ease. The Italians have advanced in style, deploying an attack with three forwards that hasn’t cost it at the back. Italy has scored nine goals in its three wins in the tournament, while the only two goals it has conceded have come on penalties. Italy suffered a blow when striker Cristiana Girelli had to walk off the field with an apparent leg injury in the 39th. She was replaced by Galli, who surprised Peng with a right-footed strike that went skimming over the turf and beyond the goalkeeper’s reach. It was Galli’s third goal of the tournament, all as a substitute.
25 Jun 19
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
RENNES, France — Lieke Martens scored her second goal on a late penalty kick to send the Netherlands into the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over 2015 finalist Japan on Tuesday. The new handball law led to referee Melissa Borjas awarding the penalty because Saki Kumagai’s hand blocked Vivianne Miedema’s shot, even though there was no clear intention. Martens scored from the spot to set up a meeting with Italy on Saturday. As befitting a meeting of the Asian and European champions, the game produced some of the slickest action of the World Cup. An audacious backheel flick set up Martens to send the Dutch in front in the 17th minute and Yui Hasegawa equalized in the 43rd to complete a slick passing move. With the last Asian team eliminated, the Women’s World Cup will have a record seven European teams in the quarterfinals. Norway and England meet in Le Havre on Thursday and France takes on the United States the following night. After the Netherlands plays Italy on Saturday, Germany and Sweden will meet. Italy players celebrate at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match against China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Italy won 2-0. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) Italy 2, China 0 Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women’s World Cup after a convincing 2-win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that goes beyond the final result. “They have a mission. Their mission is to try and have the Italian public to discover and appreciate the women’s game,” Bertolini said. “This aspect helps you because it allows you to find that extra energy and motivation. I really believe this side has allowed the women’s game to break new ground back home.” Italian viewers have had good reason to tune in. While the men’s team failed to qualify for last summer’s World Cup in Russia, the women are proving to be a revelation in France. China had only allowed one goal in its three group stage games but the talented Italian attack broke down the vaunted defense. Valentina Giacinti scored in the 15th minute. Aurora Galli’s long strike put the result beyond doubt four minutes after halftime at the stiflingly hot Stade de la Mosson. Playing its first World Cup in 20 years, Italy had already surpassed expectations by winning its group ahead of Brazil and Australia before topping China with relative ease. The Italians have advanced in style, deploying an attack with three forwards that hasn’t cost it at the back. Italy has scored nine goals in its three wins in the tournament, while the only two goals it has conceded have come on penalties. Italy suffered a blow when striker Cristiana Girelli had to walk off the field with an apparent leg injury in the 39th. She was replaced by Galli, who surprised Peng with a right-footed strike that went skimming over the turf and beyond the goalkeeper’s reach. It was Galli’s third goal of the tournament, all as a substitute.
25 Jun 19
Redlands Daily Facts
RENNES, France — Lieke Martens scored her second goal on a late penalty kick to send the Netherlands into the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over 2015 finalist Japan on Tuesday. The new handball law led to referee Melissa Borjas awarding the penalty because Saki Kumagai’s hand blocked Vivianne Miedema’s shot, even though there was no clear intention. Martens scored from the spot to set up a meeting with Italy on Saturday. As befitting a meeting of the Asian and European champions, the game produced some of the slickest action of the World Cup. An audacious backheel flick set up Martens to send the Dutch in front in the 17th minute and Yui Hasegawa equalized in the 43rd to complete a slick passing move. With the last Asian team eliminated, the Women’s World Cup will have a record seven European teams in the quarterfinals. Norway and England meet in Le Havre on Thursday and France takes on the United States the following night. After the Netherlands plays Italy on Saturday, Germany and Sweden will meet. Italy players celebrate at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match against China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Italy won 2-0. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) Italy 2, China 0 Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women’s World Cup after a convincing 2-win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that goes beyond the final result. “They have a mission. Their mission is to try and have the Italian public to discover and appreciate the women’s game,” Bertolini said. “This aspect helps you because it allows you to find that extra energy and motivation. I really believe this side has allowed the women’s game to break new ground back home.” Italian viewers have had good reason to tune in. While the men’s team failed to qualify for last summer’s World Cup in Russia, the women are proving to be a revelation in France. China had only allowed one goal in its three group stage games but the talented Italian attack broke down the vaunted defense. Valentina Giacinti scored in the 15th minute. Aurora Galli’s long strike put the result beyond doubt four minutes after halftime at the stiflingly hot Stade de la Mosson. Playing its first World Cup in 20 years, Italy had already surpassed expectations by winning its group ahead of Brazil and Australia before topping China with relative ease. The Italians have advanced in style, deploying an attack with three forwards that hasn’t cost it at the back. Italy has scored nine goals in its three wins in the tournament, while the only two goals it has conceded have come on penalties. Italy suffered a blow when striker Cristiana Girelli had to walk off the field with an apparent leg injury in the 39th. She was replaced by Galli, who surprised Peng with a right-footed strike that went skimming over the turf and beyond the goalkeeper’s reach. It was Galli’s third goal of the tournament, all as a substitute.
25 Jun 19
Daily Bulletin
RENNES, France — Lieke Martens scored her second goal on a late penalty kick to send the Netherlands into the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over 2015 finalist Japan on Tuesday. The new handball law led to referee Melissa Borjas awarding the penalty because Saki Kumagai’s hand blocked Vivianne Miedema’s shot, even though there was no clear intention. Martens scored from the spot to set up a meeting with Italy on Saturday. As befitting a meeting of the Asian and European champions, the game produced some of the slickest action of the World Cup. An audacious backheel flick set up Martens to send the Dutch in front in the 17th minute and Yui Hasegawa equalized in the 43rd to complete a slick passing move. With the last Asian team eliminated, the Women’s World Cup will have a record seven European teams in the quarterfinals. Norway and England meet in Le Havre on Thursday and France takes on the United States the following night. After the Netherlands plays Italy on Saturday, Germany and Sweden will meet. Italy players celebrate at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match against China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Italy won 2-0. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) Italy 2, China 0 Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women’s World Cup after a convincing 2-win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that goes beyond the final result. “They have a mission. Their mission is to try and have the Italian public to discover and appreciate the women’s game,” Bertolini said. “This aspect helps you because it allows you to find that extra energy and motivation. I really believe this side has allowed the women’s game to break new ground back home.” Italian viewers have had good reason to tune in. While the men’s team failed to qualify for last summer’s World Cup in Russia, the women are proving to be a revelation in France. China had only allowed one goal in its three group stage games but the talented Italian attack broke down the vaunted defense. Valentina Giacinti scored in the 15th minute. Aurora Galli’s long strike put the result beyond doubt four minutes after halftime at the stiflingly hot Stade de la Mosson. Playing its first World Cup in 20 years, Italy had already surpassed expectations by winning its group ahead of Brazil and Australia before topping China with relative ease. The Italians have advanced in style, deploying an attack with three forwards that hasn’t cost it at the back. Italy has scored nine goals in its three wins in the tournament, while the only two goals it has conceded have come on penalties. Italy suffered a blow when striker Cristiana Girelli had to walk off the field with an apparent leg injury in the 39th. She was replaced by Galli, who surprised Peng with a right-footed strike that went skimming over the turf and beyond the goalkeeper’s reach. It was Galli’s third goal of the tournament, all as a substitute.
25 Jun 19
Press Enterprise
RENNES, France — Lieke Martens scored her second goal on a late penalty kick to send the Netherlands into the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over 2015 finalist Japan on Tuesday. The new handball law led to referee Melissa Borjas awarding the penalty because Saki Kumagai’s hand blocked Vivianne Miedema’s shot, even though there was no clear intention. Martens scored from the spot to set up a meeting with Italy on Saturday. As befitting a meeting of the Asian and European champions, the game produced some of the slickest action of the World Cup. An audacious backheel flick set up Martens to send the Dutch in front in the 17th minute and Yui Hasegawa equalized in the 43rd to complete a slick passing move. With the last Asian team eliminated, the Women’s World Cup will have a record seven European teams in the quarterfinals. Norway and England meet in Le Havre on Thursday and France takes on the United States the following night. After the Netherlands plays Italy on Saturday, Germany and Sweden will meet. Italy players celebrate at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match against China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Italy won 2-0. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) Italy 2, China 0 Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women’s World Cup after a convincing 2-win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that goes beyond the final result. “They have a mission. Their mission is to try and have the Italian public to discover and appreciate the women’s game,” Bertolini said. “This aspect helps you because it allows you to find that extra energy and motivation. I really believe this side has allowed the women’s game to break new ground back home.” Italian viewers have had good reason to tune in. While the men’s team failed to qualify for last summer’s World Cup in Russia, the women are proving to be a revelation in France. China had only allowed one goal in its three group stage games but the talented Italian attack broke down the vaunted defense. Valentina Giacinti scored in the 15th minute. Aurora Galli’s long strike put the result beyond doubt four minutes after halftime at the stiflingly hot Stade de la Mosson. Playing its first World Cup in 20 years, Italy had already surpassed expectations by winning its group ahead of Brazil and Australia before topping China with relative ease. The Italians have advanced in style, deploying an attack with three forwards that hasn’t cost it at the back. Italy has scored nine goals in its three wins in the tournament, while the only two goals it has conceded have come on penalties. Italy suffered a blow when striker Cristiana Girelli had to walk off the field with an apparent leg injury in the 39th. She was replaced by Galli, who surprised Peng with a right-footed strike that went skimming over the turf and beyond the goalkeeper’s reach. It was Galli’s third goal of the tournament, all as a substitute.
25 Jun 19
Press Telegram
RENNES, France — Lieke Martens scored her second goal on a late penalty kick to send the Netherlands into the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 victory over 2015 finalist Japan on Tuesday. The new handball law led to referee Melissa Borjas awarding the penalty because Saki Kumagai’s hand blocked Vivianne Miedema’s shot, even though there was no clear intention. Martens scored from the spot to set up a meeting with Italy on Saturday. As befitting a meeting of the Asian and European champions, the game produced some of the slickest action of the World Cup. An audacious backheel flick set up Martens to send the Dutch in front in the 17th minute and Yui Hasegawa equalized in the 43rd to complete a slick passing move. With the last Asian team eliminated, the Women’s World Cup will have a record seven European teams in the quarterfinals. Norway and England meet in Le Havre on Thursday and France takes on the United States the following night. After the Netherlands plays Italy on Saturday, Germany and Sweden will meet. Italy players celebrate at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match against China at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Italy won 2-0. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) Italy 2, China 0 Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women’s World Cup after a convincing 2-win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that goes beyond the final result. “They have a mission. Their mission is to try and have the Italian public to discover and appreciate the women’s game,” Bertolini said. “This aspect helps you because it allows you to find that extra energy and motivation. I really believe this side has allowed the women’s game to break new ground back home.” Italian viewers have had good reason to tune in. While the men’s team failed to qualify for last summer’s World Cup in Russia, the women are proving to be a revelation in France. China had only allowed one goal in its three group stage games but the talented Italian attack broke down the vaunted defense. Valentina Giacinti scored in the 15th minute. Aurora Galli’s long strike put the result beyond doubt four minutes after halftime at the stiflingly hot Stade de la Mosson. Playing its first World Cup in 20 years, Italy had already surpassed expectations by winning its group ahead of Brazil and Australia before topping China with relative ease. The Italians have advanced in style, deploying an attack with three forwards that hasn’t cost it at the back. Italy has scored nine goals in its three wins in the tournament, while the only two goals it has conceded have come on penalties. Italy suffered a blow when striker Cristiana Girelli had to walk off the field with an apparent leg injury in the 39th. She was replaced by Galli, who surprised Peng with a right-footed strike that went skimming over the turf and beyond the goalkeeper’s reach. It was Galli’s third goal of the tournament, all as a substitute.
25 Jun 19
The Polished Mage

  I told you guys, I’ve got lots of pretties to show you all this week! Here, I’ll be showing you the first half of Glam Polish’s new Jem and the Holograms collection! These are bright, neon shades with aurora shimmer and ultra holo glitter. Let’s get to the swatches! Rio – Violet crelly with […]

25 Jun 19
talkSPORT
VAR took centre-stage on another eventful night at the Women’s World Cup, as the last two quarter-final spots were sealed. Here’s a round-up of the action: Netherlandz 2-1 Japan The Netherlands were awarded a contentious late penalty to beat Japan and reach the quarter-finals. Japan were left heartbroken Lieke Martens scored her second of the game to secure a 2-1 victory after the VAR adjudged that Japan captain Saki Kumagai had blocked a shot with her arm. Yui Hasegawa had pulled Japan level following Martens’ opener but it would be the use of video technology which again courted drama at Rennes’ Roazhon Park. Arsenal forward Vivianne Miedema had an early effort blocked behind but the Dutch were ahead with 17 minutes on the clock as Martens’ clever back-heel found a way into the corner of the goal following a deflection. Yuika Sugasawa then hit the outside of the post as Japan looked to level before the interval and the equaliser duly arrived as Hasegawa brilliantly chipped home. Both sides created further chances in the second half as an even contest appeared set for extra-time. The Netherlands advanced in controversial fashion It was Japan who looked like finishing the game stronger, Hasegawa firing inches wide, Mana Iwabuchi hitting the side-netting and Hina Sugita hitting the crossbar. But it would all prove to be for nothing as Holland secured their place in the last eight and a meeting with Italy. With two minutes remaining, Miedema’s shot hit Kumagai and, after consulting the VAR, referee Melissa Borjas pointed to the spot. Martens kept her composure to convert from 12 yards but even then Japan pushed for a second equaliser as a goalmouth scramble was cleared by the Dutch, who held on to progress. Italy 2-0 China Italy eased past China 2-0 in Montpellier to secure their place in the last eight of the Women’s World Cup. Italy made light work of China Valentina Giacinti and Aurora Galli struck in either half to set up a quarter-final clash with either Holland or Japan on Saturday. China were always up against it following Giacinti’s early opener and are eliminated having scored just once in their four games in the finals. AC Milan forward Giacinti had already seen an effort chalked out for offside and was presented with a fine chance following a misplaced pass out of the China defence. She would break the deadlock at the third time of asking, Chinese goalkeeper Peng Shimeng doing well to keep out Elisa Bartoli’s effort only for Giacinti to tuck home the rebound. China responded well and saw a video assistant referee check deny them a penalty before Wang Yen’s long-range strike drew a save out of Laura Giuliani. [bc_video video_id=”6051546512001″ account_id=”6023583704001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Laura Woods and Ally McCoist discuss the events of the England vs Cameroon match at the Women’s World Cup “] [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] Valentina Bergamaschi and Sara Gama came close to doubling the lead before the break but it was China who hit the woodwork through Li Ying’s header ahead of the interval. Galli came off the bench and secured the win for Italy four minutes after the restart as China stood off her and allowed the Juventus midfielder to bury her chance from 30 yards out. China, so defensive throughout the group stage, pushed forward in the hope of staging an unlikely comeback. Wang Shuang, Han Peng, Li Ying, and Zhang Rui all had half-chances but could not set up a grandstand end to the encounter, with Italy seeing out the remainder of the game to advance.
25 Jun 19
fulgeandnamoo

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25 Jun 19
OtherWorlds: A Science Fiction & Fantasy Web Journal

A quick update on the weekend–I had planned to write a blog post of Friday, but due to how busy I was in the Writing Center and the fact that I also went home for the weekend made it nearly impossible for me to get a blog post written that I would have been happy […]