World Cup

Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died

Dec 29, 2022 | 1:55pm

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pelé, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and became one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died Thursday. He was 82. The standard-bearer of “the beautiful game” had undergone treatment for colon cancer since 2021. He had been hospitalized for the […]

Messi wins World Cup, Argentina beats France on penalties

Dec 18, 2022 | 12:05pm

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi’s once-in-a-generation career is complete. The Argentina superstar is finally a World Cup champion. Messi scored two goals and then another in a shootout as Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties Sunday to claim a third World Cup title despite Kylian Mbappé scoring the first hat trick in a final in 56 […]

Morocco advances at World Cup after beating Canada 2-1

Dec 1, 2022 | 11:32am

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Morocco advanced to the last 16 at the World Cup for just the second time after clinging on for a 2-1 win over Canada on Thursday. The victory meant it finished top of Group F ahead of 2018 World Cup finalist Croatia and semifinalist Belgium. Croatia went through in second and No. 2-ranked Belgium was […]

Canadian men push Belgium to the limit but lose 1-0 in return to World Cup

Nov 23, 2022 | 3:50pm

Canada put on a show in its return to the World Cup after a 36-year absence but failed to convert its chances in a valiant 1-0 loss to Belgium. Canada had a glorious chance to score its first-ever World Cup goal and take the lead in the 10th minute, only to see Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut […]

Canada in Group “F” for World Cup

Apr 1, 2022 | 11:52am

The draw is complete, and we now know which teams Canada will be playing in the early stages of the World Cup of Soccer this fall. Canada was the last team drawn, and ended up in Group “F”, with Croatia, Morocco and Belgium. Group “B” features some interesting teams, England, Iran, the USA, and one […]