By Neil Davidson The Canadian Press Thu., March 28, 2019 Canada will face the U.S. and Cuba in group play in the top tier of the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League. The Canadian men will have to win the group if they are to reach the semifinals of the tournament that covers North and Central America and the Caribbean. The group stage will be played in the FIFA international match windows in September, October and November 2019. Canada will play home and away matches with the Cubans and Americans. The tournament championship is scheduled for March 2020. While exact dates have yet to be announced, U.S. Soccer said Canada will open play with two games against Cuba in September with the Americans playing their matches in the October and November windows. But a Canadian Soccer Association official disputed that, saying CONCACAF had not yet provided any scheduling details. Article Continued Below Canada coach John Herdman welcomed the League A tests. Read more: … [Read more...] about Canada to face the U.S. and Cuba in CONCACAF Nations League group
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Anne M. Peterson, Ap Sports Writer Published 1:18 am CST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, the Women's World Cup trophy is displayed at the women's soccer 2019 World Cup draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris. Wednesday marks 100 days until kickoff for the game’s biggest tournament, opening on June 7 in Paris. The 24-team event will be played at nine stadiums in France over the course of a month, with the final set for July 7 in Lyon. less FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, the Women's World Cup trophy is displayed at the women's soccer 2019 World Cup draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris. Wednesday marks 100 days until kickoff for ... more Photo: Christophe Ena, AP Photo: Christophe Ena, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close … [Read more...] about The Women’s World Cup is 100 days out
By Laura Armstrong Staff Reporter Mon., Dec. 31, 2018 Alphonso Davies may have only turned 18 in early November, but Canada’s soccer wunderkind is no stranger to watershed moments. At 17, he charmed 200-plus delegates in Russia in June as part of the U.S.-Canada-Mexico presentation for the 2026 men’s World Cup bidding. “My parents are from Liberia and fled the Civil War. I was born in Ghana, in a refugee camp. It was a hard life. But when I was 5 years old, a country called Canada welcomed us in and the boys on the football team made me feel at home,” Davies said, clad in bright red Canada Soccer sweats and sporting spiky hair and a wide smile that revealed braces. “Today, I am 17 years old and I play for the men’s national team and I’m a proud Canadian citizen. And my dream is to some day compete in the World Cup, maybe even in my hometown of Edmonton.” The joint bid by the North American countries won in a … [Read more...] about Alphonso Davies, Canada look to climb up FIFA rankings, earn place in World Cup
Vietnam staged a huge comeback victory, defeating Taiwan 4-1 at an AFC 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament encounter in Hanoi on Thursday, keeping hope alive that the Vietnamese might advance to the next stage in the event. Vietnam's coach Nguyen Huu Thang, in his debut match with the national team, and his men were unfazed when Wu Chun Ching scored the opening goal just seven minutes into the game. Veteran striker Cong Vinh netted an equalizing shot in the eighth minute and followed-up with a second goal in stoppage-time. Nguyen Van Toan, an Arsenal academy-trained striker, scored in both the 29th and 42nd minute to earn the Golden Stars a glorious victory. Coach Thang said the 4-1 win matters less than how the team were shaped after the first game under his regime. “We still have defense weaknesses which led to the opening goal by Taiwan,” he said. “My goal is to build a powerful team, not strong individuals.” Vietnam now have seven points after five … [Read more...] about Sports Vietnam beat Taiwan to revive hope in World Cup qualifying campaign Look out, 2019!
By Laura Armstrong Staff Reporter Sun., Nov. 11, 2018 There is only one thing on the minds of the Canadian men’s national team: qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. The numbers, however, might be against Canada, at least when it comes to FIFA’s world rankings. If past rankings are any indication, qualifying for the World Cup when ranked No. 76 will be an uphill battle for the Canadians. Coach John Herdman’s squad is likely to automatically qualify for the 2026 iteration of the tournament as co-hosts of the competition, set to be held in Canada, the United States and Mexico. But before that, the Englishman wants his team to earn a spot in the upcoming World Cup in Qatar four years on merit alone. All signs point to improvements on the Canadian side as the team prepares to face St. Kitts and Nevis in its third CONCACAF Nations League qualifying match next Sunday. Article Continued Below The Canadians aim to finish in the top 10 … [Read more...] about Canada’s men’s soccer team faces steep climb toward World Cup qualifying