World Cup

A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada men back at practice after meeting with soccer federation

Canada set to play Thursday a week after refusing to play scheduled match due to a labour dispute

 

Bayern's Alphonso Davies, front, duels for the ball with Stuttgart's Omar Marmoush during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )

Panama replaces Iran as Canada opponent in World Cup warmup

61st-ranked country will be opponent now for Sunday match in Vancouver

 

Photos of some of the victims stand among candles as members of Toronto’s Iranian community attend a vigil in Toronto on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, to mourn victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 that crashed after takeoff near Tehran, Iran. Canada Soccer has cancelled a planned friendly with Iran in the face of growing criticism. At issue is whether Canada should be hosting Iran given the Canadians who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 when it was shot down on Jan. 8, 2020, minutes after taking off from Tehran, by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada Soccer calls off planned friendly match with Iran in face of rising criticism

Soccer Canada gave no reason as it faced criticism tied to Iran’s shooting down of Flight 752 in 2020

 

Former Brazilian player Kaká, left, and former Spanish player Iker Casillas present the Qatar FIFA World Cup trophy during the Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicked off today with a first-stop event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, May 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

FIFA plans to announce 2026 World Cup sites on June 16

Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto all in the running to host games

Former Brazilian player Kaká, left, and former Spanish player Iker Casillas present the Qatar FIFA World Cup trophy during the Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicked off today with a first-stop event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, May 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Canada head coach John Herdman celebrates the team’s win following second half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action against Jamaica, in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Canada will host Iran in a men’s soccer friendly on June 5 in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canadian men to host Iran in June soccer friendly at B.C. Place Stadium

Canada, ranked 38th in the world, and No. 21 Iran are both preparing for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Canada head coach John Herdman celebrates the team’s win following second half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action against Jamaica, in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Canada will host Iran in a men’s soccer friendly on June 5 in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Members of Canada’s national soccer team celebrate after clinching a berth in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier soccer action against Jamaica in Toronto on Sunday March 27, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canadian men to face Belgium, Croatia and Morocco in opening round at World Cup

Canadian men are ranked 38th in the world, below the 3 other teams in their group

Members of Canada’s national soccer team celebrate after clinching a berth in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier soccer action against Jamaica in Toronto on Sunday March 27, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Canada's Kamal Miller, left, Panama's Anibal Godoy, right, and Jose Cordoba go for a header during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Panama City, Panama, Wednesday, March 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Arnulfo Franco

Canada ends World Cup qualifying with a loss, finishes atop CONCACAF standings

Canada ends World Cup qualifying with a loss, finishes atop CONCACAF standings

Canada's Kamal Miller, left, Panama's Anibal Godoy, right, and Jose Cordoba go for a header during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Panama City, Panama, Wednesday, March 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Arnulfo Franco
Flags of some of the qualified countries of the World Cup wave at the seafront in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. The draw for the World Cup will be held in Doha on April 1.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

FIFA, Qatar prepare for unprecedented World Cup finals draw

Global health crisis and war in Ukraine combine to make this draw like no other

Flags of some of the qualified countries of the World Cup wave at the seafront in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. The draw for the World Cup will be held in Doha on April 1.(AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Canadian national soccer team players Paul James (left) and Randy Samuel celebrate the team's 2-1 win over Honduras in St. John's, Nfld. in this 1985 file photo. The win helped propel the Canadians to the World Cup finals in 1986. San Jose, Costa Rica, is a long way from St. John's, N.L., but the two could be intertwined Thursday if the Canadian men beat the Costa Ricans to secure World Cup qualification. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Creagan
Canadian national soccer team players Paul James (left) and Randy Samuel celebrate the team's 2-1 win over Honduras in St. John's, Nfld. in this 1985 file photo. The win helped propel the Canadians to the World Cup finals in 1986. San Jose, Costa Rica, is a long way from St. John's, N.L., but the two could be intertwined Thursday if the Canadian men beat the Costa Ricans to secure World Cup qualification. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Creagan
FILE - A view of the exterior of Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Doubts and disputes over FIFA's future program for the World Cup contributed to Britain and Ireland dropping plans on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 for a joint bid to host the 2030 edition, opting instead to try to stage the 2028 European Championship. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

World Cup doubts see UK-Ireland drop 2030 bid, target Euros

World Cup doubts see UK-Ireland drop 2030 bid, target Euros

FILE - A view of the exterior of Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Doubts and disputes over FIFA's future program for the World Cup contributed to Britain and Ireland dropping plans on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 for a joint bid to host the 2030 edition, opting instead to try to stage the 2028 European Championship. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2008, CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer, left, and President Jack Warner chat during a news conference in Miami. Just ahead of the 2010 World Cup soccer bid, Diligence, a well-known private investigative firm in London founded by former western intelligence officers, was tasked to obtain communications and financial records of FIFA officials Warner and Blazer, a review of records obtained by The Associated Press show. Blazer, a former top U.S. soccer official who pleaded guilty to FIFA-related corruption charges and worked as an informant for the FBI, died in 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

More former U.S. intelligence officers working for foreign governments with questionable human rights records

  • Nov 23, 2021
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2008, CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer, left, and President Jack Warner chat during a news conference in Miami. Just ahead of the 2010 World Cup soccer bid, Diligence, a well-known private investigative firm in London founded by former western intelligence officers, was tasked to obtain communications and financial records of FIFA officials Warner and Blazer, a review of records obtained by The Associated Press show. Blazer, a former top U.S. soccer official who pleaded guilty to FIFA-related corruption charges and worked as an informant for the FBI, died in 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)