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The results from the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award ceremony are being announced.
Significant awards for the women's football World are:
Fifa Fair Play Award 2010: Haiti U17 National Women's Team
Women's Coach of the Year… Continue
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77 - Andrea Suntaque
1 - Kaka
18 - Jana
22 - Angelica
13 - Kelly
23 - Carol Arruda
6 - Auinã
3 - Dani
4 - Joice
21 - Rachel
99 - Maurine
15 - Esther
33 - Ms…
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In just over a month, the winner of the tenth FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year will be revealed. Only three players have claimed the prestigious honour, and two of these star names are again in the running. Brazil Marta’s has been crowned for the last four years, with Germany’s Birgit Prinz collecting the three previous awards. FIFA.com takes a look at the ten elite female players in contention to be crowned the best… Continue
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The contenders for this year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the best player of 2010 and for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year 2010
award were announced on Monday during a press conference held at the headquarters of the sports daily L’Equipe in Paris, in which Jérôme Valcke, FIFA Secretary General, François Morinière, CEO of France Football, Jean-Pierre Papin, a former winner of the Ballon d’Or, and Christian Karembeu, a member of FIFA’s Football Committee, took part.
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Colombia Beat Argentina
Colombia's goalkeeper Paula Forero, center, celebrates her team's 1-0 victory over Argentina at a Women's South American Championship soccer match.Colombia qualified for the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany.…
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Brazil Beat Chile
Brazil’s captain Aline holds her team's trophy after defeating Chile 1-0 and winning the Women's South American Soccer Championship. Brazil will compete in the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany.… Continue
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The Super Falcons of Nigeria defeated Equatoria Guinea 4-2 in the final of the 7th Africa women championship, South Africa 2010 to reclaim the African crown they lost two years ago.
Nigeria was faster off the blocks and in the 7thminute, Perpetua Nkwocha opened scores with a sublime finish after receiving a defence splitting pass from Jerome Ulunma. It was her 11th goal of the competition.
What might turned out… Continue
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North Korea defeated South Korea 3-1 in extra time in the semifinals of women's football at the Asian Games here Saturday, continuing its dominance over its neighbor on the divided peninsula.
North Korean forward Ra Un-sim scored twice in extra time after South Korea forced a 1-1 tie late in the second half.
With the score tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes, Ra headed in Kim Kyong-hwa's cross just four minutes into extra time. Then with about three minutes remaining, Ra scored… Continue
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Chinese women's soccer team failed to make a late equalizer after Japan stunned the host with the only extra-time goal in a semifinal at the Asian Games on Saturday (Nov 20).
Japan's forward Shinobu Ohno capitalised on Chinese defender's carelessness and was unmarked to strike the winner after keeper Zhang Yue failed to punch the ball far away in the 108th minute.
China, who dominated ball in most of time, ended its campaign in the two-group, seven-team tournament. And the defeat… Continue
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Japan and DPR Korea also played a goalless draw in Group B
Korea Republic will face defending champions DPR Korea in the semi-final while Japan, who topped Group B, face China.
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Guangzhou: Korea Republic defeated China 8-7 in a rare penalty shootout staged to decide a pool winner at the Asian Games women's football tournament on Thursday.
After a 0-0 draw in their Group A match had left the two sides with identical points and goals record, the shootout was needed.
Qu Shanshan missed her attempt before Yoo Young tucked her kick into the corner.
Korea Republic will… Continue
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11 November 2010
Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea booked their places in the final of the 2010 African Women's Championship on Thursday, and in doing so will represent the continent at the FIFA Women's World Cup next year.
Nigeria thrashed Cameroon 5-1 in the first game of the day, while defending champions Equatorial Guinea beat hosts South African 3-1 after extra-time.
But controversy continues to dog the Guinea… Continue
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The women's soccer teams of Chile and Colombia drew today, Wednesday, 1-1 in the first game of the final homer of the Copa America, which ended with an Olympic goal.
In the corner after 16 minutes took the lead Yorely the Colombian and Chilean 61 Francisca Lara scored a goal medal.
Both selections, offered an open game with multiple scoring options for both sides.
Darnelly Quintero Colombian goalkeeper was a key to prevent the Chilean score more… Continue
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The women's soccer team of Brazil broke today, Wednesday, the wall and thrashed Argentina 4-0 to the champions of the Copa America in the finals of that tournament, held in Ecuador.
Grazielle Pinheiro Nascimento Brazilian broke the ice on 24 minutes when he made the first goal of 'Canarinha', while on 36 minutes Rosana dos Santos Augusto both scored a spectacular free kick.
For its part, Marta Viera… Continue
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Guangzhou: China, Korea Republic and Japan blitzed 20 goals between them as they overran teams out of their depth on the opening day of the Asian Games women's football tournament on Sunday.
The host nation, who won bronze in Doha four years ago, bagged the most, running riot against a hopelessly outclassed Jordan in a 10-1 thrashing.
Ma Jun, Qu Shanshan, Xu Yuan and Li Lin all scored two each, with Liu Huana and Pang… Continue
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JORDAN edged past Egypt 1-0 last night to win the gold medal in the Women's Football Cup Arabia 2010.
In an exciting final, held at the National Stadium in Riffa, Stephanie Mazen fired the all-important goal which gave Jordan an exclusive training camp in Germany in the run-up to the 2011 Women's World Cup.
Playing in front of thousands of… Continue
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BAHRAIN hammered Palestine 5-1 yesterday to secure the bronze medal in the Women's Football Cup Arabia 2010.
The home side dominated the show in the consolation match for third place, held at the National Stadium in Riffa.
Bahrain's goals included a brace from Manar Yaqoob while Reem Al Hashimi, Marwa Al Majjri and Shaikha Al Anood Al Khalifa fired one each.
It took the hosts just 11 minutes to threaten the… Continue
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BAHRAIN's bid to win the first-ever Women's Football Cup Arabia 2010 was foiled last night following a heavy 0-3 defeat to Jordan.
In the first semi-final of this regional competition, which took place at the National Stadium in Riffa, the tournament's top team Jordan ended Bahrain's impressive run with Enshirah Ibrahim, Farah Emad and Stephanie Mazen firing one… Continue
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AN INJURY time goal from Fayza Hidar Elnady lifted Egypt to a 1-0 victory over Jordan last night in their concluding group 'B' match of the Women's Football Cup Arabia 2010.
Just as the tightly contested game appeared to be headed for a goalless draw, Elnady struck from close range literally seconds before the final whistle, stunning the Jordanians who… Continue
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BAHRAIN stayed undefeated in the Women's Football Cup Arabia 2010 following a dramatic 2-0 victory over Palestine last night at the Al Ahli Club stadium in Mahooz.
Winger Reem Al Hashimi and goalkeeper Huda Ali Salman provided the early heroics for the home squad, who were boosted by an impressively large turnout of Bahraini fans.
Star midfielder Shaikha Al Anood Al Khalifa then… Continue
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