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The United States and Canada look to bridge the gap in bid to win the World Cup

(Reuters) – North America has cracked the women’s rugby trail, but the United States and Canada enter the ninth edition of the World Cup in New Zealand this week with more hopes than they expected to win the title. The American Eagles won the inaugural World Cup in Wales in 1991 and reached the final …

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Wayne’s World Cup mission is reviving once-dominant New Zealand

(Reuters) – The black fern entered a crisis earlier this year after strikes in four Tests against England and France in late 2021 showed they had fallen behind their rivals within two years of New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown. By far the most successful team in women’s rugby history, New Zealand was also without a coach …

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Women’s rights group calls on FIFA to expel Iran from World Cup

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The open human rights stadiums called on FIFA to expel Iran from the World Cup finals in Qatar in November over the country’s treatment of women. In a letter sent to FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday, the organization said the Iranian authorities continued to refuse to allow female fans into …

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