Women’s World Cup: USWNT legend Megan Rapinoe laments ‘sick joke’ penalty miss

Megan Rapinoe
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Megan Rapinoe says her miss in the United States’ penalty shootout defeat to Sweden at the Women’s World Cup felt like “a sick joke”.

Rapinoe skied her team’s fourth spot-kick as the USWNT suffered their earliest ever World Cup exit, bowing out at the last 16 stage of the tournament in Australia and New Zealand.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...