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Finally! Canadians shock U.S. rivals in CONCACAF football

In a 34 year stretch of CONCACAF competition, the Canadian men have been much more than an annoyance to their American rivals in their 17 fixtures and certainly never beaten them, until last night. The Confederation of North, Central American,» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Soccer players to talk about immigration

Soccer has brought together home-grown and immigrant players across Canada for decades and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 plans to celebrate it. The museum is situated in the eastern city of Halifax and is now home to» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

European football: The curse of Drake continues

Canadian rap star Drake is a big sports fan. As an international star, many sports teams and players like to have the added publicity of photos taken with him, or have him wear team merchandise like jerseys or caps. It» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

World Cup: Who are Canadians cheering for?

Canada is not in the World Cup and hasn’t been since a brief appearance and early exit in1986 after playing three games and not scoring a goal. So who do Canadians cheers for in this World Cup? Being a multi-cultural» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

FIFA World Cup: Canada will co-host 2026 event

It is the the biggest and most watched sporting event in the world. As the FIFA World Cup is set to get underway in Moscow, FIFA officials have just announced that a joint bid for the 2026 event has been» 

Arts and Entertainment

Canada gets set for all-Canadian football (soccer) league

It is to all extents and purposes, “the” major worldwide sport. Soccer, or football as it more widely known, has been somewhat in the shadows in terms of professional sports in North America. In spite of that an ambitious new» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Drogba MLS debut with The Impact on Saturday

Didier Drogba will be in his new uniform, with his old number 11, on Saturday, when the Montreal Impact take on the Philadelphia Union. The marquee player’s Major League Soccer debut has been much anticipated. Trainer Frank Klopas confirmed the former» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Drogba debut for Montreal Impact, soon

Didier Drogba got a hero’s welcome when he arrived at Trudeau International airport in Montreal last Wednesday. Hundreds of fans and well-wishers cheered and surrounded him. Several members of the city’s Ivory Coast community sang and danced in jubilation. The» 

International, Society

Women’s World Cup: turf war ends- but not amicably

It was a contentious battle pitting a group of elite women’s football (soccer) against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) over field conditions for the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Canada will host the event this summer, but on pitches» 

Economy, International, Society

FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014:..and after?

Tens of thousands of fans from around the world are either already in Brazil, or are heading there for one of the world’s largest sporting events, the FIFA World Cup of football (soccer), which begins tomorrow. This time however, the»