U.S. and European grip on World Cup might be waning

September 17, 2007
The championship match of the Women's World Cup has consistently been the domain of the United States and Europe. Only once in the first four tournaments, when China played the United States for the title eight years ago, did a team from outside that exclusive geographic club make an appearance.

But the final wall of women's football may be crumbling.

Last fall, North Korea became the first Asian team to capture a major international competition, ...

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