Every year, during the first week of September, comes an international ‘break’: World Cup qualifiers, Euro qualifiers, or international friendlies take centre stage. While getting an international call-up means a great deal for participating players, it can cause for a bit of annoyance for the fans. 279 more words
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Going to Honduras and trying to earn at least a point in a crucial World Cup qualifying match Friday is not going to be easy for Canada. 891 more words
Ghana’s group opponents in the 2018 FIFA qualifiers, Egypt and Uganda have lined up friendlies ahead of the start of the campaign in October.
Seven-time African champions Egypt will play Guinea tomorrow (Tuesday, August 30, 2016) at home as they continue with their preparations for the Russia 2018 qualifiers. 308 more words
Nik Ledgerwood is focused on his club before heading out to represent his country.
The FC Edmonton midfielder will play Sunday against Puerto Rico FC (2 p.m.) at Clarke Stadium, then depart for San Pedro Sula, Honduras for a crucial World Cup qualifier with Canada on Sept 2. 350 more words
Life is about to get extremely busy for FC Edmonton midfielder Shamit Shome.
The 18-year-old, who has been an integral part of Edmonton’s success this season, is about to begin his second year of electrical engineering at the University of Alberta, but not before heading to Costa Rica for a pair of exhibition games with Canada’s Under-20 national team. 774 more words
RIO DE JANEIRO — Ni Xialian helped the Chinese team win a gold medal at the world championships of table tennis in 1983. But even that was not enough to convince her coaches that she could forge a career alongside the best players in her country. 1,355 more words