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Declan Hill: Canada's plans for Women's World Cup send the wrong message

It was the incompetent meets the tolerant of corruption.

If you had the good fortune to miss last weekend’s draw for the Women’s World Cup hosted by the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) and FIFA, then you missed one of those dreadful “Yes sir/no sir” events beloved by branch managers across Canada when their foreign bosses drop in. 538 more words

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FIFA secretary general brushes aside complaints about artificial turf as "nonsense"

A combative secretary general of soccer’s world governing body called the vigorous complaints about the artificial-turf used in six Canadian facilities for the next Women’s World Cup “nonsense” Friday. 993 more words

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Canada Soccer Loses Another National Team Hopeful to U.S.

I can’t believe I’m about to write this, but it’s been a pretty good year for Canada Soccer and its men’s national team.

In four matches this year, Canada has one win, two ties, and a recent 1-0 loss to world #3 Columbia in what was a closer match than most expected. 403 more words

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Soccer Pioneer: Harry Manson (Xul-si-malt)

Tomorrow on CBC’s The Current (weekdays at 8:30AM, CBC Radio One Channel FM 99.1), guest host Matt Galloway is doing a segment about Harry Manson (Xul-si-malt), an Aboriginal man on Vancouver Island who helped “pioneer the game of soccer in this country at the turn of the century. 116 more words

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Field Filling Up for 2015 Women’s World Cup!

When Canada hosts the 2015 Women’s World Cup there will be 24 teams participating, 8 more than in the 2011 tournament. Right now, 22 spots are taken. 121 more words

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Soccer player Diana Matheson out with torn knee ligament

OTTAWA – Canadian midfielder Diana Matheson will be out of action indefinitely after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.

She was hurt in a 3-0 loss to Japan last Saturday in Edmonton. 97 more words

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Canadian SA responds to brutal allegations from women's players

Can you imagine, even for a second, Mexican World Cup hero Guillermo Ochoa being threatened with his national team status for filing a law suit? Do you think it’s reasonable to think legal action from Yohan Cabaye or Paul Pogba could end up costing France a chance to host the World Cup? 297 more words

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