Brazilian Soccer Academy in Toronto has become a home for LGBTQ soccer players

Members of the Brazucats, play futsal, a Brazilian version of soccer played on an indoor court, at the Brazilian Soccer Academy in Etobicoke on Nov. 27.Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail At first glance, a drab, gray industrial unit in Etobicoke seems an unlikely cradle for the preservation of Brazil’s most famous export. But those first … Read more

Canada’s men’s national soccer team has lessons to learn after long-awaited return to World Cup

The Canadian men leave the World Cup with “our heads up,” according to coach John Herdman. They also exit the world stage without a win, at the bottom of Group F and the second team to be eliminated. It’s been a glass half-full, half-empty return to the tournament after a 36-year absence. The draw was … Read more

Germany’s World Cup failure: ‘It’s not just bad luck, it’s inability’

You can slice and dice this nightmare a thousand ways, smother it in narrative, toss in a few dollops of socio-political allegories and hunt for a couple of details that really spoilt the taste — it was the remote base camp at the northern end of Qatar that lost it, or the unworn armband or … Read more

Germany out of World Cup despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Back-to-back early exits at the World Cup have Germany coach Hansi Flick wanting to go back to basics. The four-time champions were again eliminated from the group stage, four years after their embarrassing display as defending champions in Russia. Something has to change, Flick said after a 4-2 victory over … Read more

World Cup 2022 live updates: Davies, Canada take on Morocco

World Cup 2022 live updates: Davies, Canada take on Morocco | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”twitter embed”,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”7:32 a.m.: This group of seven from Toronto snagged seven tickets to the penultimate and final matches at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.”,”type”:”text”,”isParagraph”:true,”isHeading”:false},{“text”:”A couple of months ago, Will Ramjass reached out to six friends with an adventurous and ambitious … Read more

Canadian men still chasing soccer history in their final outing at 2022 World Cup

With one game remaining, Canada is still chasing history at the World Cup. But a motivated Morocco stands in its way of a first-ever positive result at the men’s soccer showcase Thursday. For coach John Herdman, the 41st-ranked Canadians ticked off one box in a “fearless” performance in their tournament opener, pushing No. 2 Belgium … Read more

After making history, Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies opens up at World Cup

It appears that Alphonso Davies’ goal against Croatia, the first for Canada at the men’s World Cup, left a mark in more than the Canada Soccer record book. Mayhem engaged in Sunday’s goal celebration. “When I headed it down and I ran to the corner flag, I looked to my left and I just saw … Read more

Belgium World Cup stars Kevin De Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen get heated

Belgium’s “Golden Generation” has devolved into the “Fighting Generation.” Following the team’s shocking 2-0 World Cup loss to Morocco on Sunday, veteran stars Kevin De Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen and Eden Hazard clashed in a heated locker room altercation, according to RTL Sport. The incident became physical and teammate Romelu Lukaku had to separate them, according … Read more

Iran-US World Cup clash rife with political tension

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The last World Cup clash between the United States and Iran 24 years ago is considered one of the most politically charged matches in soccer history. This time, the political overtones are just as strong and relations perhaps even more fraught as the US and Iran face off once again on … Read more

Brazil advances at World Cup with 1-0 win over Switzerland

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Struggling and unconvincing without Neymar on the field, Brazil still played well enough to secure a spot in the next round of the World Cup. The five-time champions overcame the absence of their injured star to beat Switzerland 1-0 with a late goal Monday and make it to the round of … Read more