A Turf War
Canadian soccer star Kyle enters controversy over WC turf

Kaylyn Kyle (Photo: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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)

Bastian Schweinsteiger   (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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.

U20 Women's World Cup (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Gold Leaf

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.

 
Columnists and Blogs

Kristian Jack

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...

Noel Butler

With Brazil 2014 winding down, Montreal's local soccer stakeholders need to feed off the fan frenzy created by soccer's grandest event. More...

Gareth Wheeler

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...

Jason deVos

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...

Luke Wileman

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.

Podcasts

TSN FC with Luke Wileman, Jason deVos & Kristian Jack - September 30

Luke, Jason and KJ recap a huge weekend for Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps, plus talk Barclay's Premier League and Chelsea's form.

TSN FC with Luke Wileman, Jason deVos & Kristian Jack - September 23

Luke, Jason & Kristian round up the Barclay's Premier League, Manchester United's struggles, plus MLS talk as TFC & Vancouver push for the playoffs.

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Frank Klopas: Sept. 18

Following Wednesday night's Champions League win, we catch up with the Impact's Head Coach


More Podcasts

Live on TSN Radio

Germany won its fourth World Cup title and first since 1990 with a 1-0 extra-time victory over Argentina on July 13.


Knockout Round Bracket

TSN Radio World Cup Schedule

TSN.ca World Cup Page

TSN Radio Program Note

Due to broadcast restrictions, 2014 FIFA World Cup matches on TSN Radio are not available online.

Tune in each day to listen to the World Cup Wrap-Up Show Podcast with Gareth Wheeler, as he and his panel discuss the day's action in Brazil.


July 9: Gareth Wheeler, Jason deVos and Kristian Jack discuss the Argentina-Netherlands match. Listen here!

2014 World Cup Previews

The World Cup is in progress. Prior to the tournament, TSN.ca previewed all 32 teams that qualified for Brazil 2014. Click on your favourite nation for a look at their road to the World Cup, top players and tournament outlook.


Group A: BRA | CRO | MEX | CAM

Group B: ESP | NED | CHL | AUS

Group C: COL | GRE | CIV | JPN

Group D: URU | CRI | ENG | ITA

Group E: SUI | ECU | FRA | HON

Group F: ARG | BIH | IRN | NGA

Group G: GER | POR | GHA | USA

Group H: BEL | ALG | RUS | KOR

2014 World Cup Rosters

The final 23-man rosters are set for all 32 sides. Click here to see who's going to Brazil, starting with the host nation.

World Cup Rosters

MLS Players at the World Cup

TFC's Michael Bradley and Julio Cesar and Vancouver's Steven Beitashour are among the 19 MLS players at this year's World Cup. Click below to see who's representing North America's top league in Brazil.


MLS Players at the 2014 World Cup



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