Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Canadian coach Herdman names 25-man roster for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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Coach John Herdman has drawn on players from clubs in 11 different countries for three crucial World Cup qualifiers. While some players were still in transit after weekend club matches, the Canadian men held their first practice Monday afternoon at Inter Miami's training ground in Fort Lauderdale.

Memory of Canada’s crushing loss to Honduras in 2012 World Cup qualifier still haunts players

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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On Thursday, Canada's men's soccer team will visit the hostile confines of Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano in Honduras for a key World Cup qualifier. Ten years ago, it was the site of one of Canada's most humbling defeats.

Former Canada captain Scott Arfield announces retirement from international soccer

Sunday, January 16th, 2022
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Former Canada captain Scott Arfield has announced his retirement from international soccer. The 33-year-old Glasgow Rangers midfielder said he was making the decision "with a heavy heart."

Canada’s Christine Sinclair misses final cut for FIFA’s top women’s player award

Friday, January 7th, 2022
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Spain's Jennifer Hermoso and Alexia Putellas and Australia's Sam Kerr are the final three nominees for The Best FIFA Women's Player, with Canada captain Christine Sinclair left off the list.

Lionel Messi, 3 other Paris Saint-Germain players test positive for COVID-19

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
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Seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi is among four players in the Paris Saint-Germain squad to have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the team's French Cup game on Monday night.

Canadian Jonathan David’s late heroics carries Lille to victory over Bordeaux

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
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Canadian striker Jonathan David scored the winning goal Wednesday as defending champion Lille rallied twice at Bordeaux to win 3-2 in French Ligue 1 play in Bordeaux, France.

Sergio Aguero announces retirement due to heart problem

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
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Fighting back tears, Sergio Aguero took a deep breath and finally made the announcement soccer fans had dreaded ever since he left a game with chest pains six weeks ago.

Women’s team players, US Soccer extend labour deal 3 months

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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The U.S. Soccer Federation and the union for its women's national team agreed to a three-month extension of their labour contract through March, a move announced on the same day players filed a brief asking a federal appeals court to reinstate their equal pay claim.

FIFA launches dedicated commercial program to boost growth of women’s game

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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FIFA has introduced a new commercial partnership structure that includes dedicated programs for the women's game for the first time, world soccer's governing body said Monday.

Barcelona crashes out of Champions League, ending 17-year streak of KO round appearances

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
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Canadian star Alphonso Davies and Bayern Munich put a halt to Barcelona's 17-year streak of advancing to the Champions League knockout rounds each season on Wednesday with an exit from the group stage that failed to finish on time because of snow in Italy.