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Tag Archive | CanMNT

CanMNT-eligible players to keep an eye on

Cristante (L) and Hoilett

News of Tesho Akindele’s Canada snub (update: cancel that) means he’s just the latest in a long line of players to reject our national team’s advances, but there’s hope for the future. Bryan Cristante may be a long-shot for Canada’s MNT, but other eligible players like QPR’s David Hoilett could help on the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia (update: and he will).

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Canada at the World Cup – Brazil 2014

Scaborough's Jonathan de Guzman

Canada’s bid to make this year’s World Cup may have stumbled in Honduras in 2012, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t any Canadian content in Brazil this summer – one linesman and a couple of Canadian-raised players all featured in the 2014 tournament, including a Scarborough native who started Saturday’s third-place match.

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Copa América 2016 – how can Canada qualify?

Lionel Messi taking on Mexico

Thursday saw the official announcement of the long-rumoured Copa América Centenario, a one-off tournament in the US to commemorate the South American football confederation’s centennial year in 2016. The 10 participants will be joined by 6 North American nations, and Canadian soccer fans were left wondering what their team had to do to get in…

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Canadian coaches abroad: the round-up

Dwight Lodeweges

There’s a small group of coaches with Canadian roots working abroad, from the glamour of top divisions to lower tiers across the globe. For his part, Canadian-born Dwight Lodeweges was recently in the headlines when hundreds of SC Cambuur fans demanded his immediate resignation as manager…

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When Canada played a fixed match

There have been recriminations lately surrounding the match-fixing scandal engulfing the CSL, with critics pointing to the league and the CSA’s inaction on a story that first emerged last year.  It’s easy to forget that Canada’s men’s national team has been involved in match-fixing scandals of it’s own — both willing and unwilling.

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