England`s `Lionesses` showing their claws at Women`s World Cup
England`s `Lionesses` showing their claws at Women`s World Cup

England`s "Lionesses" bared their claws once again as they brutally ended the campaign of hosts Canada 2-1 to advance to their first semi-final at the Women`s World Cup where they meet champions Japan.

England end Canada`s World Cup dream, meet Japan in semi-finals
England end Canada`s World Cup dream, meet Japan in semi-finals

England ended hosts` Canada`s dream at the Women`s World Cup with a 2-1 win on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals for the first time where they play defending champions Japan who beat Australia 1-0.

Holders Japan into semi-finals at Women`s World Cup

A late goal from substitute Mana Iwabuchi put holders Japan into the semi-finals of the Women`s World Cup on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Australia.

Women's World Cup: England coach wants ref, not home crowd to call shots
Women's World Cup: England coach wants ref, not home crowd to call shots

England coach Mark Sampson is hoping the referee and not the 55,000-plus fans at BC Place Stadium will call the shots in Saturday`s quarter-final clash against hosts Canada in the Women`s World Cup.

Women's World Cup: Alen Stajcic wants more recognition for Matildas
Women's World Cup: Alen Stajcic wants more recognition for Matildas

Australia coach Alen Stajcic said he wanted more recognition for the Matildas as they prepare to topple reigning champions Japan at the Women`s World Cup.

Women's World Cup: Japan face Aussies, Canada meet England
Women's World Cup: Japan face Aussies, Canada meet England

The Women`s World Cup heats up this weekend with Australia challenging holders Japan and hosts Canada up against England in the quarter-finals.

Women's World Cup: France coach prepares battle for Germany juggernaut
Women's World Cup: France coach prepares battle for Germany juggernaut

France coach Philippe Bergeroo could be preparing his side for a military campaign as they take on top-ranked Germany in the quarter-finals of the Women`s World Cup on Friday.

Women's World Cup: China`s Wu Haiyan eyeing history against USA
Women's World Cup: China`s Wu Haiyan eyeing history against USA

China captain Wu Haiyan was only six years old when `The Steel Roses` competed in their only Women`s World Cup final.

That time, their rivals the United States won a penalty shootout to break Chinese hearts in Pasadena`s Rose Bowl.

Australia face tough, but familiar, foe in Japan

After some tough physical battles en route to the last eight of the Women`s World Cup, Australia will face a very different challenge against defending champions Japan in Saturday’s quarter-final.

Women's World Cup: Germany, USA continue quest for third title
Women's World Cup: Germany, USA continue quest for third title

Footballing giants Germany and the United States continue their quest for a record third title on Friday when they meet France and China respectively in the Women`s World Cup quarter-finals.

Holders Japan into Women`s World Cup last eight
Holders Japan into Women`s World Cup last eight

Goals in either half from Saori Ariyoshi and Mizuho Sakaguchi put holders Japan into the quarter-finals of the Women`s World Cup on Tuesday with a 2-1 win over the Netherlands.

Norio Sasaki`s Japan not ready to pack bags at Women`s World Cup
Norio Sasaki`s Japan not ready to pack bags at Women`s World Cup

The Netherlands may have a double reason to topple the defending champions but Japan coach Norio Sasaki warned he is not quite ready to pack his bags yet at the Women`s World Cup.

 South Korea coach looking to build on World Cup run
 South Korea coach looking to build on World Cup run

South Korea coach Yoon Deok-yeo said he was looking to build on his team`s historic run to the last 16 of the Women`s World Cup in Canada.

The Koreans were knocked out of the tournament in the last 16 on Sunday following a 3-0 defeat to third-ranked France.

Dutch challenge Japan for last quarter-final berth at Women`s World Cup
Dutch challenge Japan for last quarter-final berth at Women`s World Cup

Newcomers the Netherlands will challenge defending champions Japan for the last remaining quarter-final berth at the Women`s World Cup on Tuesday.

Women's World Cup: Canada, Australia, France through as Marta`s Brazil sent packing
Women's World Cup: Canada, Australia, France through as Marta`s Brazil sent packing

Canada kept their Women`s World Cup title dream alive with a 1-0 win over Switzerland on Sunday to reach the last eight along with France and Australia as star-studded Brazil were toppled.

Germany, China advance to quarter-finals at Women`s World cup
Germany, China advance to quarter-finals at Women`s World cup

Germany and China booked the first two spots in the quarter-finals of the Women`s World Cup on Saturday with confident wins over Sweden and Cameroon.

Women's World Cup: Marta ready to inspire Brazil against Matildas
Women's World Cup: Marta ready to inspire Brazil against Matildas

Superstar forward Marta returns as Brazil bid to maintain their winning momentum at the Women`s World Cup against Australia on Sunday, with France and Canada also in action in the last 16.

Women`s Football World Cup: Knockout rounds - Preview
Women`s Football World Cup: Knockout rounds - Preview

It`s down to business at the Women`s World Cup as the knockout rounds get under way Saturday with top-ranked Germany and former runners-up China both in action.

Women's World Cup: South Korea follow Brazil into last 16
Women's World Cup: South Korea follow Brazil into last 16

South Korea booked their ticket to the last 16 of the Women`s World Cup alongside Brazil on Wednesday with a dramatic 2-1 win over Spain in their final Group E game.

Women's World Cup: France, England, Colombia advance to last 16
Women's World Cup: France, England, Colombia advance to last 16

France and England both advanced to the last 16 of the Women`s World Cup with wins on Wednesday as Colombia backed in as one of the best third-placed finishers.