Monday, June 15, 2015
Argentina's dreams of a first major title in 22 years were given a reality check on Saturday as Paraguay came from behind to snatch a last-gasp 2-2 draw in a Copa America classic.
Goals in either half from Lady Andrade and Catalina Usme lifted Colombia to a historic 2-0 Women's World Cup win against France on Saturday in the first major upset of the tournament.
Four years after quitting soccer because of severe depression, Fran Kirby scored the opener that kept England's hopes alive in a 2-1 win over Mexico at the Women's World Cup.
The Faeroe Islands proved the first time wasn't a fluke when it beat Greece again 2-1 in European Championship qualifying on Saturday.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
The first European Games opened in Azerbaijan on Friday with an extravagant opening ceremony featuring Lady Gaga, although even her star power failed to dispel some of the concerns hanging over the event.
Wales and Iceland both moved closer to qualifying for the 2016 European Championship on Friday, while the game between Croatia and Italy was overshadowed by a swastika symbol that had been etched onto the pitch.
Defending champion Japan became the first team to confirm its place in the last 16 after a 2-1 victory over Cameroon while the other Group C game saw Switzerland rout Ecuador 10-1.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Wang Lisi's late winner got China's Women's World Cup campaign back on track Tuesday as Germany were held 1-1 by Norway and Canada played a goalless draw against New Zealand.
Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas scored second-half goals to give Chile a 2-0 win over Ecuador on Thursday in the opening match of a Copa America that got underway amid the corruption investigation involving local soccer officials.
To outsiders this was a 2018 World Cup qualifier. To fans of Afghanistan and Syria who watched it live, however, it was much more than a soccer match.