A Turf War
Canadian soccer star Kyle enters controversy over WC turf
For the past year, FIFA and Canada's soccer association has battled criticism that the world's best women's soccer players are being discriminated against because next year's Women's World Cup will be played on artificial turf instead of grass. Now, the company that makes the turf for the tournament has landed a crucial ally: one of Canada's top women's soccer players. Full Story.(Photo: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)
The New Guard
Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named Germany captain to replace the retired Philipp Lahm. The 30-year-old Schweinsteiger, who will miss Germany's next two games because of a lingering knee injury, will take over from his Bayern Munich teammate, who is also 30 but stepped back from international soccer after winning the World Cup. Full Story.
As the 2014 U20 World Cup wraps up, it's time for Canada to take pride in our performance in the competition. As Noel Butler writes, Canada's success goes beyond its quarter-final showing to the nation's ability to welcome and put up a strong showing against the world. Full Story.
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has drawn to a close and there is a good chance it was the greatest ever; featuring the most remarkable result in the 84-year history of the tournament. Here is a look at the highs and lows of an incredible competition.More...
With Brazil 2014 winding down, Montreal's local soccer stakeholders need to feed off the fan frenzy created by soccer's grandest event. More...
Germany and Argentina in Cape Town, South Africa. Four years ago. We turned up for a football match and witnessed a massacre. Now, the re-match. This time it's for the FIFA World Cup. And this time, the European squad should come out on top. More...
Spain's 5-1 humiliation at the hands of the Netherlands on Friday came as a shock to everyone who follows the beautiful game. It also served as a reminder that at the highest level of the game, the margin for error is incredibly small. More...
We are just four days into the tournament, but there has been no shortage of talking points at Brazil 2014 both on and off the pitch. Here are the top five things that have caught my attention so far at the World Cup. More...
Important Tournament Dates
- July 13, 2014: Championship
Group Stage Tie-Breakers
Group stage ties will be broken using the following formula:
- A) Goal difference in all Group matches.
- B) Most goals scored in all Group matches.
- C) Most points in games involving tied teams.
- D) Goal difference in games involving tied teams.
- E) Most goals scored in games involving tied teams.
- F) Drawing of lots by the tournament organizing committee.
*Top two teams in each Group advance to Round of 16.
Luke, Jason & KJ talk to FIFA presidential candidate David Ginola, talk Giovinco & Steven Caldwell's captaincy, plus Whitecaps and Impact talk.
Luke, Jason & KJ break down Jozy Altidore's rumoured move to MLS, the Ballon d'Or voting & look ahead to the MLS SuperDraft with Bobby Smyrniotis.
Luke Wileman and Kristian Jack talk MLS offseason, plus a lengthy interview with Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson in the final TSN FC of 2014.