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2014 - highlights

So, it’s that time of year again – before we get to the frenzy of Christmas and the Boxing day matches, then the January transfer window, there’s a chance to look back on the year that’s just passed. 190 more words

Football

FIFA World Ranking a new number 1

Congratulations to Germany who now sit in the hot seat as the best team in the World.

The German’s overtook the United States of the spot by 18 points to finish the year as number 1. 34 more words

International Games

Calgary goalie has World Cup in sight

Goals for the New Year are not in Erin McLeod’s plans.

The very opposite, in fact, for Canada’s No. 1 soccer goalie as she and her teammates look forward to the World Cup to be held across the country this summer. 797 more words

Local News

Qatar hires ‘$8 fake fans’ to fill empty stadiums

Migrant workers in Qatar get one dollar an hour for sitting in the stadiums and pretending to have fun, to applaud and to do the wave, AP reports. 426 more words

WORLD NEWS

Qatar: For 2022 World Cup host, sport is ticket to fame, influence and post-oil future

DOHA, Qatar

Leaders of Qatar seem to have a simple formula for their plans over the next decade: money + sports global fame.

Never in sporting history has a country invested so massively, quickly, internationally and ostentatiously as the small oil-and-gas-rich Gulf emirate that is using the world’s thirst for energy and for sporting entertainment to realize its giant “Look at me!” ambitions. 882 more words

International Soccer

The World Cup Dilemma

This summer, the FIFA World Cup was fantastic. Whether it was watching the underdog Costa Rica or the powerhouse of Germany, each match had a unique story and was highly exciting. 436 more words

Soccer