Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

FIFA to ‘significantly’ raise prize money for Women’s World Cup

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

In a concession to women's soccer, FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some of the Women's World Cup teams traveling to France for next year's tournament.

Teary-eyed Ronaldo tossed in Champions League debut for Juventus

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo has been sent off in his first Champions League match for Juventus and walked off the pitch in tears. He was dismissed in the 29th minute after tangling with Jeison Murillo and appeared to put his hand on the Valencia defender's head.

Champions League: Messi scores hat trick as Barcelona blanks PSV Eindhoven

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Messi scored a record eighth Champions League hat trick on Tuesday in Barcelona's 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven as Europe's top club competition got underway. Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe, the teenage star widely viewed as the man capable of dethroning Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in a near future as the best player in the world, endured a frustrating night in a 3-2 loss with Paris Saint-Germain at Liverpool.

Canadian men romp to 8-0 soccer victory over outmatched U.S. Virgin Islands

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Jonathan David, Lucas Cavallini and Cyle Larin each scored twice Sunday, helping Canada open its CONCACAF Nations League qualifying campaign with a record 8-0 win over the outmatched U.S Virgin Islands.

Fury happy to remain part of established United Soccer League

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Ottawa Fury FC is sticking with the tried-and-tested United Soccer League. "It was always a long shot, I think, for the Fury to be in the Canadian Premier League in its first year," says Mark Goudie, president and CEO of Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group.

Canada gets favourable draw for CONCACAF women’s championship

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Knowing already that it was to be separated from the U.S. in the preliminary round, Canada expected little drama out of Tuesday's draw for next month's CONCACAF Women's Championship.

Messi excluded from FIFA men’s top player shortlist

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

?Lionel Messi failed to make the world player of the year shortlist Monday for the first time since 2006, with Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah making their first appearance in the final three alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

Russian clubs struggle to maintain World Cup momentum

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

For Russia's top clubs, it's almost as if the World Cup never happened. The national team made an incredible run to the World Cup quarterfinals, but Russia's clubs have struggled to show any momentum in European competitions this season.

Canadian women’s soccer team edges Brazil in friendly

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Nichelle Prince scored in the 49th minute to give Canada a 1-0 victory over Brazil in a women's soccer friendly on Sunday at TD Place in Ottawa.

Impact power past league-leading Red Bulls

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

French defenders Rod Fanni and Bacary Sagna each scored a header goal, while Ignacio Piatti added a third as the Montreal Impact clipped the league's best New York Red Bulls 3-0 at Saputo Stadium on Saturday night.