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Canada advances to Round 3 of World Cup qualifying play…

Written by on November 16, 2011 in Canada, Sports, World with 0 Comments
Canada advances to Round 3 of World Cup qualifying play…

Canada won its group in Round 2 with 4 wins and 2 ties. There are 12 teams remaining: Canada and the five other pool winners from the second qualifying round have been joined by the region’s six top-ranked teams, as of the March 2011 FIFA ratings. Canada, ranked 83rd in the world, has been drawn […]

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Canada’s path to Brazil – 2014

Written by on July 30, 2011 in Canada, Sports, World with 0 Comments
Canada’s path to Brazil – 2014

Today in Rio de Janeiro, Canada learned the path it will need to follow if it wants to play in the World Cup 2014 to be held in Brazil. On paper, it looks good for Canada. There are 3.5 spots up for grabs among the CONCACAF teams. CONCACAF, the soccer confederation covering North and Central […]

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Morace quits on Canada…

Written by on July 24, 2011 in Canada, Investing, Sports, World with 0 Comments
Morace quits on Canada…

I was catching up on some reading Sunday afternoon. I was very surprised to see in the Globe and Mail that Carolina Morace (and her entire coaching staff) had quit as coach of Canada’s Women’s National Soccer Team. With Morace’s departure, the CSA will now have to work quickly to find a successor. Qualifying for […]

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Canada’s 2011 World Cup Group….

Written by on July 10, 2011 in Canada, Sports, World with 0 Comments
Canada’s 2011 World Cup Group….

The Canadian Women were in Group A of the FIFA 2011 World Cup. Hosts and defending Champions Germany, along with France and Nigeria were the other teams in the group. Would it be fair to say that not many folks would have picked France to be the last team standing from this group? Canada’s World […]

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Canada’s disaster in Germany…

Written by on July 1, 2011 in Advertising, Canada, Investing, Sports, World with 0 Comments
Canada’s disaster in Germany…

The 2011 Women’s World Cup has turned into a disaster for Canada. The must win game on Thursday June 30th ended up turning into a brutal 4-0 loss to France. Here are three links on the story. I’ll start with the CBC. Here’s George Johnson’s latest writeup. Richard Starnes from the Ottawa Citizen has a […]

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Countdown to Germany…

Written by on June 18, 2011 in Canada, Sports, World with 0 Comments
Countdown to Germany…

The FIFA Women’s World Cup begins Sunday June 26th. Stephen Brunt has a good read leading up to the next weekend’s opening matches, Canada plays host Germany, Sunday June 26th at 10am Calgary time. Brunt interviews one of the top players in the world, Canada’s Christine Sinclair and the impact that coach Carolina Morace has […]

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Carolina Morace – not one for empty gestures…..

Written by on May 18, 2011 in Canada, Sports, World with 0 Comments
Carolina Morace – not one for empty gestures…..

Carolina Morace is the coach of Canada’s Women’s Soccer Team. She has been doing a very good job in succeeding Evan Pellerud’s 2000-2008 stint as coach. The article is from Saturday, May 7th Globe and Mail. The Women’s World Cup starts June 26th in Germany. Canada’s opening game is against the host Germans in Berlin.

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Canada awarded 2015 Women’s World Cup

Written by on March 5, 2011 in Canada, Investing, Sports, World with 0 Comments
Canada awarded 2015 Women’s World Cup

I’m very pleased that Canada will host the Women’s World Cup in 2015. Here’s a link to an article last November just after Canada won the CONCACAF tournament to qualify for the 2011 World Cup to be held in Germany starting June 26th. Jeff Blair writes in Saturday’s Globe and Mail about soccer finally coming […]

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FIFA Follies…..

Written by on January 7, 2011 in Canada, Sports, World with 0 Comments
FIFA Follies…..

First FIFA made the odd choice of Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. It now occurs to FIFA that it’s hot, very, very hot in Qatar.

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World Cup hosts named for 2018, 2022

Written by on December 2, 2010 in Sports, World with 0 Comments
World Cup hosts named for 2018, 2022

I would like to attend a World Cup. What are my choices? Brazil in 2014 Russia in 2018. They are rather sad in England over this. And Qatar in 2022. Yikes! I’m not sure any of these locations is a good choice for a Canadian tourist.

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