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Upfront and Onside: Dispatches on the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada

Throughout the Women's World Cup an array of accomplished writers and scholars will be filing regularly from Canada with an eye on bringing a wide-ranging scope to the 2015 tournament. The stories will span different nations, teams, aspects and elements of the competition while bringing attention to some of the bigger and some of the under-the-radar storylines during the seventh Women's World Cup.
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Throughout the Women's World Cup an array of accomplished writers and scholars filed regularly from Canada with an eye on bringing a wide-ranging scope to the 2015 tournament. The stories spanned different nations, teams, aspects and elements of the competition while bringing attention to some of the bigger and some of the under-the-radar storylines during the seventh Women's World Cup.

The cast of writers includes: Laurent Dubois, Jean Williams, Brenda Elsey, Jennifer Doyle, Shireen Ahmed, Joshua Nadel and Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff.

From the history of the sport to team-specific profiles and more, below is the entire running series of Upfront and Offside: Dispatches on the Women's World Cup.

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. Parting thoughts after a memorable World Cup

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. Finding perspective after a month in Canada

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. Japan, England have lengthy history with one another

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. France vs. Germany quarterfinal highlights best of women's soccer

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. Goalkeepers come into focus for Germany-France

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. Turf controversy a constant in WWC backdrop

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. Benefit of WWC expansion for Colombia, Others

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. Beware les Lionnes: Cameroon's surprise showing

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. France a contender fighting for home media spotlight

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. First-hand account of Brazil-Spain in Montreal

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. Costa Rica draws on history in first WWC

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. French Soccer and the hijab

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. Mexico still seeks support

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. England's key trio

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. Get to know France's contenders

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. oH, Canada; experiencing a nerve-wracking opener

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. BRAZIL's fight to reach the top

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. Women's Soccer's ongoing evolution

GALLERY: Opening day of Women's World Cup