And just like that, it’s over. The twenty-second World Cup is over. What was already a tournament like no other before a ball was kicked has passed and with it is left behind an (on the pitch) legacy that can rival any World Cup. In a tournament filled with history makers, upsets and iconic moments, … Continue reading Ten Best Moments From the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Author: Paul McNulty
This Sunday, Argentina and France will meet in the World Cup final, a match that will be watched by billions across the globe. It brings the curtain down on what has been a fantastic (on the pitch) tournament, and it won’t be until 2026 that the FIFA World Cup returns. One fact remains true going … Continue reading After 2022, The World Cup Will Never Be the Same
For only the third time, the work cup semi finals will include a team not from the traditional powerhouse confederations of UEFA (Europe), and COMNEBOL (South America). Perhaps it’s somewhat romantic that each of them three teams reperesents a different football confederation, with CONCACAF (North, Central and Caribbean America), AFC (Asia) and CAF (Africa) all … Continue reading Morocco and the History of Non European/South American World Cup Semi Finalists
And then there were four. After four pulsating quarter-final matches, we are now left with four teams with World Cup aspirations. For some like France and Argentina, this was within the realm of expectation, for Croatia it’s a welcomed return and for Morocco…it’s history on a continental scale. This World Cup has already been defined … Continue reading How Each Semi Finalist Can Reach the 2022 World Cup Final
And then there were eight. After sixteen days straight of football, here we are on the cusp of the quarterfinals. There are four fascinating games coming up, and every team will believe they have a chance of reaching the last four. Ultimately not every team is equal though, and while nothing is decided on paper … Continue reading World Cup Power Rankings – Last Eight Edition
We’re now into the last sixteen of the World Cup, and this tournament has for sure been incredibly enjoyable and memorable (on the field). There are plenty of teams in the last sixteen that many of us didn’t expect to see there such as Morocco, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and arguably Poland. But with every … Continue reading Five Most Disappointing Teams At the 2022 World Cup
If you go anywhere in Europe, South America, Africa, or Asia and tell them you’re Canadian, the Canadian sportsperson they’re most likely to tell you they know won’t be Connor McDavid, it won’t Sidney Crosby, and it won’t even be Wayne Gretzky. It will be Alphonso Davies. Davies is only twenty-two years old, but is … Continue reading Alphonso Davies Is An Inspiration, and Owes the Media Nothing.
On December 2nd 2022, British Columbia’s college football rivalry returns after a twelve years hiatus, as the University of British Columbia will face Simon Fraser University at Terry Fox Field in Burnaby. As well as being a contest for British Columbia supremacy, this rivalry is also a rivalry that transcends governing sports bodies and even … Continue reading Canadian Sports Rivalries – UBC Thunderbirds vs Simon Fraser Red Leafs
Let’s set the scene, it’s 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Ghana is playing Uruguay in the FIFA World Cup quarter-final. One team a two-time World Cup winner, who after years in the wilderness is looking to reestablish itself as a world power…The other was in the quarterfinals for the first time ever and looking … Continue reading Ghana vs Uruguay, a Rematch For The Ages
A World Cup win is career-defining. You think of great players like Pele, Maradona, Beckenbauer, and Iniesta, and you’re lasting image of them invokes winning the World Cup. On the same note, you think of players like Baggio, Cruyff, and Zico, and perhaps you’re inclined the remember how they failed to win the worlds cup … Continue reading Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo – Who Needs a World Cup Win More?