France continues domination of England
[CYPRUS CUP] France won the Cyprus Women's Cup -- one of two 12-team women's tournaments held each March -- with a 2-0 win over England on first-half goals by
Gaetane Thiney and Camille Abily in Wednesday's final. It's been 40 years since the Bleues have lost to England in women's soccer.
Final: France 2 England 0
3rd place: South Korea 0 Scotland
(South Korea wins on penalties.)
5th place: Canada 2 Ireland 1
7th place: Australia 5 Italy 2
9th place: Netherlands 4 Switzerland 1
11th place: New Zealand 1 Finland 0
France's title was its
first since former national team goalie Philippe Bergeroo took over as women's national team coach following its quarterfinal exit at Euro 2013. The Bleues
looked to be headed to the third-place game in the Cyprus Cup, but a goal by Wendie Renard in the fourth minute of stoppage time gave France a 3-0 win over the
Netherlands in their final placement and the extra goal it needed to edge surprise Scotland for first place in their group.
The France-England game marked the first international
appearance for longtime England star Kelly Smith, formerly of WUSA and WPS, since Euro 2013.
Canada, host of next year's Women's World Cup, had to
settle for fifth place with a 2-1 win over Ireland on goals by Sophie Schmidt and Diana Matheson.
Sam Kerr and Katrina Gorry, who will play in the NWSL this season, scored in Australia' 5-2 win over Italy in the
seventh-place game. Emily Van Egmond, who played for Seattle in 2013, had two goals for the Matildas, who were warming up for the Asian Women's Cup that serves
as Women's World Cup qualifying in May.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying results Feb. 12, 4:31 a.m. |
West Virginia University's Ashley Lawrence scored three goals and 16-year-old Deanne Rose had the other two ... CCL Countdown: MLS's four clubs face daunting tasks Feb. 12, 3:16 a.m.
MLS's four representatives in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals -- the LA Galaxy, Seattle, Real Salt ... WCQ Countdown: Guatemala wins in Claveri's debut Feb. 12, 2:15 a.m.
Guatemala warmed up for its make-or-break World Cup 2018 qualifying series against the USA in March ... What They're Saying: Prince Ali Feb. 12, 1:44 a.m.
"How are you then going to earn the respect of the entire world and players across ... What They're Saying: David Villa Feb. 12, 1:34 a.m.
"Right now it's better for me, it is important for me. As captain of the team, ... Making a List: MLS All-Stars vs. EPL Teams Feb. 12, 1:20 a.m.
The MLS All-Stars will face Arsenal in the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on July 29 ... MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 11) Feb. 12, 12:15 a.m.
In need of help in central midfield following the knee injury to Designated Player summer signing ... Video Pick: How MLS All-Stars vs. Arsenal came about Feb. 11, 2:04 p.m.
The best promotional video ever gets underway with Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco and Herculez Gomez, features ... Making a List: MLS players on move to NASL Feb. 11, 4:39 a.m.
Brazilian defender Adailton became the latest former MLS player to sign with an NASL team when ... MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 10) Feb. 11, 3:13 a.m.
The Philadelphia Union signed forward C.J. Sapong to a three-year contract. He led the Union with ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives