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Rapinoe wins Golden Ball & Boot after scoring in Women's World Cup final

Monday, 2019-07-08 05:41:10
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Megan Rapinoe poses with the Women's World Cup trophy, the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball. (Photo: Getty)
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United States' Megan Rapinoe was awarded both the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot after coming out the oldest scorer in the FIFA Women's World Cup final on Sunday. Rapinoe scored from the spot in the US’ 2-0 final win over the Netherlands to make it six goals from her five appearances in France.

* Two superbly-taken goals from Youcef Belaili and Riyad Mahrez set Algeria on the way to a comfortable 3-0 win over Guinea as they reached the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals on Sunday, reaffirming their status as one of the favourites for the title.

* Egypt coach Javier Aguirre became the first casualty of the Africa Cup of Nations as he was sacked just hours after the hosts were bundled out of the tournament by South Africa in the round of 16.

* Uganda have parted company with coach Sebastien Desabre despite performing above expectations at the Africa Cup of Nations where they reached the last 16.

* Dutchman Mike Teunissen clung on to the yellow jersey for another day as his Jumbo-Visma team powered to victory in the Tour de France’s second stage on Sunday - a 27.6-km team time trial around the streets of Brussels.

* Madagascar kept up their fairytale run at the Africa Cup of Nations by advancing to the quarter-finals with a 4-2 penalty shootout win over the Democratic Republic of Congo after a 2-2 extra-time stalemate in their last-16 tie on Sunday.

* Paul Pogba has been included in Manchester United's squad for their pre-season tour to Australia, Singapore and China despite the France star's apparent desire to leave the Premier League club.

* Honda rider Marc Marquez tightened his grip on a possible sixth world title with a seventh consecutive victory at the German MotoGP on Sunday.

Reuters, Xinhua