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World Celebrates Germany's Win

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada

There's plenty of reason to celebrate for Germany, after the country's soccer team claimed victory at the 2014 World Cup. Loyal fans around the wo...

FIFA Attracts Racist Fans and Migrant Soccer Stars

Dana Wagner | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada
Dana Wagner

In any place where race is tied to wealth, as it is almost everywhere, the stadium will likely look vastly different from the average neighbourhood. Clubs needs to invest in better representing the community in the stadium for their claim to be a true site of integration and inclusion. One way to do this is by changing ticket pricing and distribution.

WATCH: John Oliver Tries To Spot Fake Soccer Player Names

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada

Talk-show host and comedian John Oliver was the talk of the Internet last week for his scathing, and at times, hilarious rant about FIFA, the world go...

Which Team Is Canada Supporting?

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians may not have a home team to cheer on during the World Cup, but we’re still getting in on the action, buying flags for cars, jerseys for ou...

Tear Gas, Truncheons.. Opening Match

CP | Adriana Gomez Licon And Bradley Brooks, The Associated Press | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada

SAO PAULO - Protesters and Brazilian police clashed in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and at least three other World Cup cities on Thursday ahead of the fi...

Ordinary Brazilians Don't Want to Play Ball With FIFA

Lio Perron | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada
Lio Perron

From the 1976 Olympics in Montreal to FIFA World Cup 2014, it's always the same pattern: there are "unforeseen" construction cost overruns, taxpayers get stuck with the final bill while profits remain in private hands. Ordinary Brazilians are told that the world cup represents a unique opportunity to showcase their growth and to free themselves from the label of a third world nation. Brazilian trade unions and protest groups refuse to play ball. Can you blame them?

WATCH: This Ball Is Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen Before

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada

Soccer fans the world over have a saying to explain odd and unexplainable events that transpire during a game. The ball, they say, is round. Tha...

$319 Million For 4 World Cup Games?

CBC | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada

For Brazil, hosting the 2014 World Cup was supposed to be a moment of national pride and international prestige. Yet on the eve of the biggest sport...


CP | Bradley Brooks, The Associated Press | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada

RIO DE JANEIRO - President Dilma Rousseff appealed to Brazilians to support the World Cup, using a nationally televised address less than two days bef...

Boycott Russia's FIFA World Cup in 2018 Movement

Diane Francis | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

I stand solidly behind my friend, Eugene Melnyk (Owner of the NHL's Ottawa Senators) who's of Ukrainian heritage for his call to launch a boycott agai...

"There Will Be No World Cup"

Vac Verikaitis | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada
Vac Verikaitis

A perfect storm of incredulity, fueled by institutional corruption, is on the horizon in Brazil; the dark thunderclouds of rising discontent in sharp contrast to the popular images of sun-drenched beaches and samba-driven smiles. In Brazil, the rallying cry among much of the populace is Nao Vai Ter Copa -- There Will Be No World Cup.

FIFA Officially Approves Turbans

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada Living

MONTREAL - Soccer's international rule-making body has given a final go-ahead to allow players to wear religious head coverings during games, clarifyi...

Three Killed In World Cup Stadium Collapse

CP | Tales Azzoni And Stan Lehman, The Associated Press | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada

SAO PAULO - Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener collapsed Wednesday, killing two workers and aggravating already urgent conce...

Why Christine Sinclair Is Above FIFA's Award Snub

Anthony Lopopolo | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada
Anthony Lopopolo

FIFA omitted Sinclair from its shortlist of players named for the female player of the year award. The Canadian soccer captain has influenced a whole generation of girls and boys who want to achieve what she has done. There is no trophy or accolade that, none that can measure her effect on Canadian soccer. So no, FIFA, your awards probably mean nothing to her.

Christine Sinclair Gets Cut From 'FIFA Player Of The Year' Shortlist

CP | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Living

SAO PAULO - Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo are the finalists for FIFA's male player of the year.But ...

10 Best Video Game Soundtracks

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jesse Ship | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Music

It's not just the gaming -- the hyper-jumping, mega-blaster shooting, sword-fighting or robot-crashing action -- that makes a great video game. The...

FIFA Bans Mohamed Bin Hammam From Football For Life

The Canadian Press | Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press | Posted 09.22.2011 | Canada

ZURICH - FIFA banned Mohamed bin Hammam from all soccer duty for life on Saturday after finding him guilty of bribing presidential election voters.

A FIFA ethics panel ruled that the Qatari candidate conspired to pay Caribbean officials US$40,000 cash bribes to back his ultimately abandoned challenge to FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Germany Beats Canada 2-1 At Women's Cup

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- BERLIN - Germany's mighty women's soccer squad proved too much for Canada on Sunday, defeating the resurgent Canadian team 2-1 i...

Quebec's Hijab Controversy: Bend it like Benkiran

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 08.24.2011 | Canada
Supriya Dwivedi

Banning the hijab from soccer has nothing to do with multiculturalism, or reasonable accommodation. It is about people hiding behind the guise of rules in order to effectively discriminate against Muslim women.