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How Nikita Parris' nutmeg move introduced the masses to England's newest star

NICE, France -- With one move, Nikita Parris went viral.

In the 12th minute of England's opening Women's World Cup match against Scotland, they appeared boxed into their own corner. But after neat interplay from Steph Houghton and Lucy Bronze sent the ball down the right toward Parris, the 25-year-old forward had her back to the approaching Nicola Docherty.

And then, with the flick of her right foot, she nutmegged Docherty and spun away. Just minutes later, Parris scored a penalty to get England...

Brazil's Alvis out of World Cup (hamstring)

Brazil midfielder Andressa Alves will be out of the rest of the Women's World Cup after suffering a left hamstring injury during training on Monday.

Brazil plays Italy on Tuesday in the last round of Group C, looking for a spot in the round-of-16.

The Brazilian Football Confederation said that the Barcelona player "left the training with sharp pain in the left hamstring area". An MRI confirmed the muscle injury.

Alves took to Instagram to confirm the severity of the injury.

"It's difficult to write...

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USWNT family members make emotional visit to Omaha Beach

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France -- While the United States women's national team continued its preparations for a World Cup game against Sweden on Thursday in Le Havre, the players' friends and family members visited nearby Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery on Tuesday.

And they didn't have just any tour guide.

An American veteran of the Normandy invasion in World War II, Steve Melnikoff spoke to the group as it first visited one of the windswept beaches where Allied troops came ashore...