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Puerto Rico players hope win brings joy to recovering island

SYDNEY (AP) — Puerto Rico captain Pamela Rosado hopes the team’s first victory in the women’s World Cup can provide a small bit of joy to the island that’s been ravaged by Hurricane Fiona.

The island’s government said some 62% of 1.47 million customers remained without power Thursday, a few days after it was devastated by Fiona. A third of customers, or more than 400,000, did not yet have water service.

“The win yesterday was everything for us, for Puerto Rico. This game is everything for the island,” Rosado said of the team’s 82-58 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday. “My family is OK, they have no water, no power, but they keep going. They were so appreciative of the win to get a little joy and pride.”

The destruction from Fiona was made more devastating because Puerto Rico has yet to recover from Hurricane Maria, which destroyed the power grid in 2017….


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