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Women's World Cup watched by more than 1 billion

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More than one billion people watched this year's Women's World Cup, in which the United States women's national team beat Netherlands to win the competition for a fourth time.

A statement from FIFA revealed that a combined 1.12bn viewers watched the official broadcast coverage of the World Cup, which took place in France between June 7 and July 7, across all platforms -- a record audience for the competition, with the USWNT competing in three of the five most-watched games.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A little more than two years before she cradled the World Cup trophy in the same stadium, Alex Morgan attempted a quieter exit in Lyon. Minutes after playing the second leg of a Champions League semifinal with Olympique Lyonnais, she walked through the mixed zone oblivious to the surrounding interviews in French. Her eyes were locked instead on a phone as she watched the beginning of her husband's MLS game several thousand miles away.

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Eight countries in race to host 2023 Women's WC

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Eight member associations will continue their bid to host the expanded Women's World Cup in 2023, FIFA confirmed on Tuesday.

FIFA agreed to increase the number of participating teams for the 2023 event from 24 to 32 following this year's edition in France, and it subsequently reopened the bidding process.

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Bidding member associations include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea, who are interested in a joint bid together...

England's Bronze wins top UEFA women's award

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Lucy Bronze became the first England player to win the UEFA Women's Player of the Year.

England defender Lucy Bronze won the UEFA Women's Player of the Year, defeating her Lyon club teammates Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry for the top prize.

Bronze starred for the Lionesses at the Women's World Cup earlier this year when she won the Silver Ball as the tournament's second-best player behind U.S. star Megan Rapinoe.

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Bronze couldn't attend Thursday's ceremony at Monaco, which followed the men's draw for the...