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World Cup 2022: Canada’s cheering section

Five soccer superfans chat about their love of the beautiful game and what it’s like to root for both Canada and their long-time favourite national teams.
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’I’m only thinking about Qatar.’

How did coach John Herdman, a former schoolteacher from England, turn Canada’s perennial underdogs into a brotherhood of champions? He went straight for their hearts.
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Q&A with Christine Sinclair on trash talk, equality in sports, retirement plans and more

The Canadian soccer legend’s revelatory memoir, Playing the Long Game, hits bookshelves this week
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Everybody Loves Alphonso Davies

Inside Alphonso Davies’s amazing journey to become the best Canadian soccer player of all time
Alphonso Davies of FC Bayern Munich celebrates with the UEFA Champions League Trophy following his team's victory in the UEFA Champions League Final match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on August 23, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Julian Finney/UEFA/Getty Images)

For Alphonso Davies, does it get any better than this?

Image of the Week: He’s won a Champion’s League title, he’s got an amazing back story and the Canadian soccer phenom is still a teenager
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The German soccer hero who escaped the Nazis for Canada

Michael Coren: Despite being a star in his country, the great Gottfried Fuchs had to flee. He’d never forgive what happened to his teammate, Julius Hirsch.
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Alphonso Davies on life as Canada’s next great soccer star

A big-money move from the Vancouver Whitecaps to Germany’s storied Bayern Munich is just the latest move in the young football player’s incredible journey
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FIFA World Cup 2026 and the ’Trump factor’: What you need to know about Canada’s World Cup bid

We’re nearing the finish line to determine if Canada could host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The only hitch? Trump.
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The unbearable shame of Italian soccer fans

Italian soccer fans will still come out to Canadian bars for the World Cup next year. But maybe without the blue jerseys.
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Will co-hosting a World Cup put Canadian soccer on a roll?

Proponents claim the 10 games Canada hopes to stage in 2026 will inspire a new generation of stars. The history of sports mega-events begs to differ.