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Iranian women cheer as they wave their country's flag after authorities in a rare move allowed a select group of women into Azadi stadium to watch a friendly soccer match between Iran and Bolivia, in Tehran, Iran.
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AP News
September 10, 2019 - 10:01 am
An Iranian woman detained for dressing as a man to sneak into a soccer stadium to watch a match has died after setting herself on fire upon learning she could spend six months in prison, semi-official news outlets reported Tuesday.
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Megan Rapinoe of the USA lifts the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following her team's victory in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France.
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Kim Glovas
July 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The wage disparity among men and women soccer players is in the spotlight after Team USA won the Women's World Cup. But the road to pay equity is complicated. The international crowd at the Women's World Cup was on its feet, chanting for equal pay for Team USA. "We...
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the Philadelphia Convention and Visitor's Bureau has an update on the city's bid to be one of 16 North American host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
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Pat Loeb
June 24, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia put some flesh on the bones of its bid to host part of the World Cup in 2026. Officials rolled out a video with the slogans they'll use to try to persuade FIFA to pick the city for five or six games. Philadelphia is branding itself "America's host city"...
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Women's World Cup trophy
Christophe Ena/AP, file
February 27, 2019 - 1:36 pm
(AP) — The Women's World Cup countdown has begun in earnest. Wednesday marked 100 days until the kickoff of the game's biggest tournament, opening on June 7 in Paris. The 24-team event will be played at nine stadiums in France over the course of a month, with the final set for July 7 in Lyon. The...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino
AP Photo/Martin Ruggiero, File
October 31, 2018 - 4:16 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Adding 16 teams to the 2022 World Cup is about far more than sports. The head of world soccer thinks the proposal can help solve the bitter diplomatic fight between host Qatar and a Saudi Arabian-led coalition trying to isolate the tiny nation. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has...
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 A general view of Luschniki Stadium one day prior to the start of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
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Greg Orlandini
June 13, 2018 - 9:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The United States may not be playing in this year's World Cup, but the tournament will return to America in 2026 — and Philadelphia could play a role. The U.S., along with Canada and Mexico, will host the 2026 tournament, and Philadelphia is among the cities where...
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