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A Test of Patience: The Week of International Break

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

FC Edmonton midfielder heading into hostile environment

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 World Cup Qualifying Group Opponents Set-Up Friendlies

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


Football:"The Beautiful Game"

Football! We love the game,  Others crave for it, a few give their lives for it. Nations come together as one. Nations get torn apart. A game which makes you scream for joy or puts you in tears. 295 more words

Nik Ledgerwood to play for club before representing country

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


FC Edmonton midfielder prepared to balance busy schedule

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


At least 44 table tennis players in Rio are Chinese-born. Six of them play for China

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

RIO 2016