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Live Wimbledon 2015 Semi-Final: Muguruza vs. Radwanska

Live Wimbledon 2015 Semi-Final: Muguruza vs. Radwanska

Welcome to Culturedarm’s live blog on day ten of Wimbledon 2015. It is Ladies’ Semi-Finals day, and the first match on Centre Court sees Garbine Muguruza vs. Agnieszka Radwanska. They will compete for a place in Saturday’s final, where the winner will meet the victor of today’s later match between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup Final: United States vs. Japan

Welcome to Culturedarm’s live blog on the final day of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Overcoming England and Germany respectively in the Semi-Finals – with England going on to take third place, beating Germany 1-0 courtesy of a penalty in extra-time yesterday in Edmonton – today’s Final sees United States vs. Japan. Japan are the defending champions, having triumphed…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Japan vs. England

Welcome to Culturedarm’s live blog for the second Semi-Final of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Yesterday in Montreal the United States met Germany, the side ranked number 2 in the FIFA World Rankings facing off against the side ranked number 1; and it was the United States who triumphed, emerging with a 2-0 victory. Competing to face them in…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Norway vs. England

Welcome to Culturedarm’s live blog on the seventeenth day of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Five matches have already been and gone in the Round of 16, with five teams duly securing their place in the competition’s Quarter-Finals. Germany thumped a lacklustre Sweden 4-1; China’s organised defence held out to give them a 1-0 victory at the end of an intense…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Germany vs. Sweden

Welcome to Culturedarm’s live blog on the fifteenth day of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. With the group phase of the competition coming to a close on Wednesday, the women have had a few days to rest and recuperate and prepare tactically for their upcoming opponents, and the Round of 16 is ready to commence. The first match of the…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Group E Final Round

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Group E Final Round

– Costa Rica will undoubtedly be disappointed, but they haven’t performed badly across their debut World Cup. Rodriguez Cedeno – only twenty-one, and currently playing for the Penn State Nittany Lions – was especially impressive, crafty and hardworking just off the attack, but Costa Rica lacked firepower. Brazil struggled to find the back of the net, but they were able to rest…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Group F Final Round

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Group F Final Round

– After a strong first-half performance from England, Colombia had all of the play in the second half. They struggled to create clear opportunities; but they also suffered from some awful officiating, including the first-half penalty decision, and the yellow card given to their goalkeeper, Sepulveda, late on. Numerous fouls didn’t go their way. A draw would have been a…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Group D Final Round

– The United States certainly deserved their win: they saw more of the ball, attacked in numbers, and had another level to their game. But Nigeria matched them for strength, tackling ability, and passing in the midfield for much of the ninety minutes. They lacked a creative spark, and struggled to build numbers in the attack. Head coach Edwin Okon…

Live 2015 Women’s World Cup: Group C Final Round

– Some of Cameroon’s behaviour during the game was unpalatable: they made several nasty fouls, and repeatedly wasted time and feigned injury in the closing stages. Still, physical challenges and yellow cards are part of football, and the fact is that Cameroon cowed Switzerland’s forwards, came to dominate the midfield, and through dynamic and exciting wing play fully deserved their…