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The U.S. will face its first major test in the Women's World Cup Thursday, as it plays Sweden in the final match of the group stage. U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe is seen here during the U.S. game against Thailand. Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. forward Alex Morgan shoots and scores past Thailand's Natthakarn Chinwong on Tuesday in Reims, France, in the group stage of the Women's World Cup. Michael Chow/USA Today Sports via Reuters hide caption

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The U.S. plays its first match of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Tuesday against Thailand in Reims, France. U.S. forward Carli Lloyd is seen here celebrating after scoring a goal against Mexico last month in Harrison, N.J. Steve Luciano/AP hide caption

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After a sports injury, Esteban Serrano owed $829.41 for a knee brace purchased with insurance through his doctor's office. He says he found the same kind of brace selling for less than $250 online. Paula Andalo/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Soccer-Playing Engineer Calls Foul On Pricey Knee Brace

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The members of the U.S. women's national soccer team filed a lawsuit Friday against U.S. Soccer, accusing it of gender discrimination. The starting 11 are seen here before playing Brazil earlier this week in Tampa, Fla. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Sues U.S. Soccer For Gender Discrimination

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U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe takes the ball as Japan's Hina Sugita stays close on the first day of the SheBelieves Cup in Chester, Penn., on Wednesday night. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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Snowflakes began accumulating on the turf by halftime during a Feb. 6 game at Real Kashmir's home stadium in Srinagar. The coach of the visiting team said later that some members of his team, from southern India, had never seen snow. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Against The Odds, A Pro Soccer Team In Kashmir Is Close To Winning India's Top Title

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Chelsea FC will pay nearly $73 million to Borussia Dortmund for American soccer player Christian Pulisic. He is seen here in a Champions League match between Dortmund and Atlético Madrid in November. Quality Sport Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Research inspired by soccer headers has led to fresh insights into how the brain weathers hits to the head. Photo illustration by David Madison/Getty Images hide caption

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Bad Vibes: How Hits To The Head Are Transferred To The Brain

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Fernando LaFuente did not learn of his death until this week, days after his former team falsely reported it to the Leinster Senior Football League Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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A River Plate fan sits on an empty stand at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires, after the all-Argentine Copa Libertadores second leg final match against Boca Juniors was postponed on Sunday for the second time following an attack on the Boca team bus by River fans. Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilian and Chinese players practice at the Desportivo Brasil academy, in Porto Feliz, Brazil, in September. Patrícia Monteiro for NPR hide caption

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China And Brazil Woo Each Other With Soccer Power

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