World Cup

Memories of ’86

The inside story of Canada’s improbable World Cup debut

Everybody Loves Alphonso Davies

Inside Alphonso Davies’s amazing journey to become the best Canadian soccer player of all time

“It hit me: Wow, the World Cup is really coming to Canada”

In our Q&A with Jonathan Osorio, the national team star explains why the announcement that Vancouver and Toronto will be host cities at the 2026 World Cup is a very big deal.

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.

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.

No storylines, no superstars: Germany simply wins it all

In a World Cup of icons and narratives, Germany’s anonymous squad marched to a victory that was remarkably unremarkable

Argentina’s soccer gift—and economic curse

Argentina’s World Cup loss was agonizing–but now the country must face up to its problems off the pitch

Germany 7, Brazil 1: just another country now?

Colby Cosh on why Germany is the new favourite team

Brazil vs. Germany: ‘This is the World Cup’s Red Wedding’

A home team burdened with huge expectations but without their two best players, up against an elite squad. What could go wrong?

Why Americans were afraid of soccer

Book review: Eight World Cups

Photo essay: Watching the watchers of the World Cup

With record-breaking viewerships glued to all the soccer action, watching audiences watching the beautiful game is just as entertaining

‘You can’t spell giraffe without gaffe’ — Delta’s Twitter fail

After a 2-1 U.S. win over Ghana at the World Cup, the American airliner posted a tweet roundly criticized for its ignorance