Fara Williams seals bronze for England at Women`s World Cup
Fara Williams seals bronze for England at Women`s World Cup

A 108th-minute penalty converted by Fara Williams gave England third place with a 1-0 win over Germany in the Women`s World Cup on Saturday.

It was a first ever win by sixth-ranked England over world number one team Germany.

Women's World Cup final: Japan vs USA - Preview
Women's World Cup final: Japan vs USA - Preview

Japan can expect a United States at "full throttle" and bent on revenge on Sunday as the Asian champions bid to defend their title in the Women`s World Cup final.

It will be the third showdown between the two sides in a major championship final.

No Sepp Blatter, no problem say World Cup organisers
No Sepp Blatter, no problem say World Cup organisers

Players do not care who hands out trophies and the absence of embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not have any impact on the Women`s World Cup final, organisers said on Friday.

Vice-president Joe Biden to attend Women`s World Cup final
Vice-president Joe Biden to attend Women`s World Cup final

US vice-president Joe Biden and his wife Jill will be part of an American "presidential delegation" to the Women`s World Cup final in Canada on Sunday.

Japan, US have revenge on their minds in Women's World Cup final
Japan, US have revenge on their minds in Women's World Cup final

Defending champions Japan and the rival United States are gearing up for the Women`s World Cup final in Vancouver on Sunday where both teams will have the added motivation of trying to avenge a past loss to the other.

England, Germany wipe away tears, play for pride and third place
England, Germany wipe away tears, play for pride and third place

England and Germany wipe away the tears as they play for pride and third place at the Women`s World Cup in Edmonton`s Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday.

England `heartbroken` after Women`s World Cup defeat
England `heartbroken` after Women`s World Cup defeat

England`s football world reacted emotionally and rallied around defender Laura Bassett on Thursday after her own-goal sealed the team`s fate in a 2-1 Women`s World Cup semi-final defeat against Japan.

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.