Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Unified World Cup bid defends plan to give U.S. majority of games

Monday, March 19th, 2018
Carlos Cordeiro U.S. Soccer Federation World Cup

The group hoping to bring the 2026 World Cup to North America has defended its decision for a 60-10-10 split in games. The plan calls for the United States to stage 60 games with 10 in each of Canada and Mexico.

Morocco takes on North America with $16B World Cup bid

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Morocco would need to spend almost $16 billion to prepare to host the 2026 World Cup, with every proposed stadium and training ground built from scratch or renovated, the bid said Saturday.

FIFA finally approves video review for World Cup

Friday, March 16th, 2018

FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup. The last step toward giving match officials high-tech help in Russia was agreed to on Friday by FIFA's ruling council chaired by President Gianni Infantino.

2026 World Cup bid includes Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

The North American bid for the 2026 World Cup includes 23 candidate host cities, including Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto. FIFA will select up to 16 host cities from the list of 23 if the so-called unified bid gets the nod over Morocco at the FIFA Congress in June.

Champions League: Bayern Munich advances for 7th straight year

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Bayern Munich easily advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals for the seventh straight year with a 3-1 win at Besiktas on Wednesday.

Greece faces expulsion from international soccer tourneys due to violence

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Greece could be expelled from international soccer competitions because of widespread violence, a FIFA representative said Wednesday. League officials will draft a declaration against violence by March 23.

Champions League: Sevilla knocks out United, Roma upsets Shaktar

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Sevilla reached the Champions League quarter-finals after beating Manchester United 2-1 on Tuesday thanks to two second-half goals from substitute Wissam Ben Yedder.

Canadian government backs FIFA 2026 World Cup bid

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Minister of Sport and Persons With Disabilities Kirsty Duncan was on hand at BMO Field to announce the Canadian government's full support in the nation's joint bid for the FIFA 2026 World Cup.

John Herdman announces his 1st roster as Canadian men’s soccer coach

Monday, March 12th, 2018

John Herdman has summoned a blend of experience and youth for his first match at the helm of the Canadian men's soccer team.

North American 2026 World Cup bid ‘afraid’ of losing

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup now seems "afraid" of losing to Morocco, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Thursday.