VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC & MLS NEWS
ORLANDO CITY SC vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
MLS MATCHDAY #25
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017, 4:30 PM
ORLANDO CITY STADIUM, ORLANDO, FL.
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Orlando City SC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2017 MLS Match Preview – MLS
Two teams clawing at the playoff line take the field on Saturday, when Orlando City SC take on the Vancouver Whitecaps. Hosts Orlando have been mired in a nearly four-month skid that has them staring up at an ever-elusive postseason berth, and though they pulled together to snare a point against Columbus last week, the need for three points grows ever greater as Decision Day approaches.
‘Caps conclude busy week Saturday in Orlando – Whitecaps FC
We’re going to Disney World! OK, not quite. But Vancouver Whitecaps FC (10W-9L-5D) conclude their busy, three-match week with a trip to Orlando City SC (8W-10L-7D) this Saturday.
Orlando City Hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday – Orlando City SC
“The mentality and the spirit the group has been bringing [to training] has been second to none. I really believe what I say and say what I believe that I think we’re very, very close,” Head Coach Jason Kreis said. “That’s what I think the difference has been in my opinion is that we’ve gotten to the end of a lot of games and we need to manage the match better. We’ve gotten to points in every game where you have to suffer a little bit. It’s about how you manage that suffering time as well as how you flip the momentum.”
Zapped Whitecaps lean on young stars to boost energy for trip to Orlando – The Province
The Vancouver Whitecaps got jet-lagged four days early. At least, it seemed that way for the first 60 minutes.
Kaká Believes Orlando City Can Repeat History – The Mane Land
Orlando City is in a familiar position as the team gears up for a clash with the Vancouver Whitecaps this weekend. Speculation is beginning to swirl about the off-season already as the Lions continue to drop points in the summer. For the third year running, Orlando is in dire straits and looking up at its competition, trying to find the right mix to set everything on track and finish the year out strong. The difference in 2017? Orlando’s done it before.
Orlando City midfielder Yoshimar Yotún impresses his new coach – Orlando Sentinel
Orlando City was after Yoshimar Yotún for a while. The club thought highly of his abilities as a creative midfielder with Peru’s national team and his former club in Sweden and finally found a way to sign him on Aug.4.
Thoughts on Whitecaps’ Wingers and Future DP signings – Eighty-Six Forever
The Vancouver Whitecaps currently have five wingers under contract. In addition to this some of the best WFC2 players are also wingers. They have a lot of players on expiring contracts and, while i’m sure they have options on most of them, this provides an opportunity for restructuring should they want to.
Is Vancouver to Orlando the longest trip in Major League Soccer? Just about – Whitecaps FC
It’s Rivalry Week in Major League Soccer. And naturally, that means Vancouver Whitecaps FC are set to face … Orlando City SC. Wait, what?
Orlando’s Kaka blown away by trip to the Wall, hopes to stay in 2018 – MLS
Kaká couldn’t take the field for Orlando City’s 1-1 draw against Columbus last Saturday due to suspension, but the star midfielder still found a way to give his team a bit of a boost during the match.
Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers | 2017 MLS Match Preview – MLS
The Cascadian clubs will face off at CenturyLink Field with plenty on the line. Both are riding hot streaks entering the match, with Seattle unbeaten in 10 following their 1-1 draw at Vancouver on Wednesday. Portland can’t claim a streak that impressive, but the Timbers have won two in a row and three of their last four following their 2-1 victory against Colorado on Wednesday.
‘401 Derby’ could determine season for both Montreal Impact and Toronto FC – SN
Through a quirk in MLS scheduling, arch rivals Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact will face each other three times over the remainder of the regular season. The games will kick off the latest round of the so-called “401 Derby” between the two teams — a rivalry that has quickly become among the best in the league.
Montreal Impact taking all-business approach to rivalry clash with Toronto – MLS
Although it will be the first time the two teams go head to head in MLS this season, Montreal and Toronto already met earlier this year in the Canadian Championship final, where a last-gasp winning goal from Sebastian Giovinco helped Toronto to the title.
Timeline: The history of Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC – TSN
Though relatively short on history, the intensity of their matchups has ramped up over the last few years and, with both Major League Soccer teams peaking at the same time, the competitiveness has been exciting to watch for fans on both sides. Here’s a timeline of their history and head-to-head encounters.
David Villa receives Spain call-up for World Cup qualifiers – SBI
David Villa is returning to the Spanish National Team. The NYCFC forward is set to join Spain for upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Lichtenstein and Italy.
Act III: Hudson River Derby – Empire of Soccer
It may only be a toddler of a rivalry, a scant 3 years old, but the third and final Hudson River Derby of the 2017 Major League Soccer season between the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC on Friday night has quickly evolved into a mud-wrestling (and mud-slinging) series that could quickly join the list of contentious local rivalries.
Sigi Schmid says LA Galaxy need players to become “leaders” to halt winless run – LA Galaxy
LA Galaxy head coach Sigi Schmid issued a challenge to his players following Wednesday’s loss to the Columbus Crew.
FC Dallas get sputtering attack going, but questions persist after draw – MLS
As the dog days of summer begin to melt away in Texas, so does the slumping attack of FC Dallas. Unfortunately for them, that didn’t extend to melt away their winless ways.
Houston Dynamo & Dash games this weekend postponed due to Hurricane Harvey – Houston Dynamo
The Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash home games scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium have been postponed due to the pending arrival of Hurricane Harvey, which is projected to affect the Greater Houston area over the weekend.
Colorado Rapids sever ties with designated player Juan Ramirez – Denver Post
The Colorado Rapids and designated player Juan Ramirez have mutually agreed to sever ties, the club’s spokesman announced on Twitter Thursday night.
Sporting KC signs youngest MLS player since Freddy Adu: 15-year-old forward Busio – Kansas City Star
When Gianluca Busio met with Sporting Kansas City’s management as a prospective academy player, they provided him a tour of the first-team facilities, hoping it might serve as motivational foreshadow for his future. That future will arrive sooner than perhaps even he anticipated.
Fire’s Christian Dean has soccer in his blood, basketball in his genes – Chicago Fire
The Fire’s Christian Dean is easy to spot on the soccer field. Acquired from the Vancouver Whitecaps on Aug. 9, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound defender started in his first home game Saturday, a 3-1 loss to Toronto FC at Toyota Park.
Real Salt Lake promotes Monarchs’ team captain to club’s roster – Deseret News
Real Salt Lake has announced the signing of Real Monarchs midfielder Nick Besler on Thursday. The 24-year old will be the fourth Monarch to be promoted in the MLS in the last three years for RSL.
League suspends RSL player charged with having sex with a minor – Salt Lake Tribune
A Real Salt Lake player allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old, according to charging documents filed Thursday.
MLS Playoffs Get a Fourth Sub in Extra Time This Year – MLS Multiplex
Quietly, MLS brass watched several other leagues experiment with fourth substitutions in extra time. They liked it and installed it for this year’s playoffs.
MLS PHOTOS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1, Seattle Sounders FC 1, August 23, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
BC SOCCER NEWS
After another year of “considerable transition and turnover”, UBC Thunderbirds are hoping new additions will fire them to another national title – AFTN
For long time UBC head coach Mike Mosher, having the Championship in Kamloops this year is great for soccer in the province, but it does make getting there all that much harder for the Canada West teams, who usually see the Champions and beaten finalists advance to the CIS quarter-finals.
UVic Vikes look to rebound as Canada West men’s soccer starts Friday – Times Colonist
Bruce Wilson had just retired from playing, after captaining Canada in its still-only World Cup appearance in 1986, and began working for a coffee company in Toronto. But his heart was still in soccer. Then came the call from departing University of Victoria soccer coach Bruce Twamley, a fellow former pro and national-team player: Would Wilson be interested in applying for the UVic coaching job?
UNBC Men’s soccer team looking for a hot start at home – My Prince George Now
The UNBC Timberwolves Men’s soccer team kicks off its Canada West regular season with some home cooking against the Thompson Rivers (TRU) Wolfpack this Saturday and Sunday at 1PM.
MSOC SEASON PREVIEW: SPARTANS OPEN CANADA WEST SEASON FRIDAY – TWU
The Spartans open their Canada West season Friday and Saturday on the road, with a pair of critical early-season contests against Victoria (Friday, 7:15 p.m.) and UBC (Saturday, 6:30 p.m.).
Spartans set to kick off – Langley Times
After accelerating their progress and making the post-season last year, the Trinity Western Spartans are hoping for much of the same in 2017.
WSOC: HUTCHINSON SCORES TWICE IN WIN OVER NCAA DIV. II CHAMPION VIKINGS – TWU
Trinity Western’s Rachel Hutchinson (Cloverdale, B.C.) scored a pair of second-half goals to lead the Spartans to a 3-1 win over Western Washington University (NCAA Div. II) Thursday at Chase Office Field.
WolfPack Men’s Soccer Set To Open Regular Season On The Road – TRU
The ‘Pack will visit Prince George to take on the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves in a pair of matches Saturday and Sunday (Aug 26-27). This will mark the second meeting of the year between the two teams. UNBC and Thompson Rivers played to a 2-2 tie in the ‘Pack’s first exhibition match of the campaign.
In the Den – men’s soccer season begins this weekend – CJFC
This is a big season for the TRU WolfPack men’s soccer team — one in which they host U Sports nationals in November.
Youthful WolfPack seeks first win – Comox Valley Record
A youthful women’s soccer team at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops is searching for its first exhibition victory as it prepares for Canada West season play.
Tri-Cities’ players power high hopes for SFU soccer – Tri-City News
The Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team is ranked no. 13 heading into the 2017 season, but expectations for the team as it opens training camp are much higher.
Former Highlanders ‘Keeper Wirth Signs With Phoenix Rising FC – Victoria Highlanders
Phoenix Rising Football Club announced the signing former Highlanders FC goalkeeper Nolan Wirth earlier this summer.
Pinnacles FC is launching a fall recreational league – BC Local News
Pinnacles FC is launching a fall recreational league. Action is scheduled to hit the pitch at Kings Park on Sept. 9 and goes until Oct. 28. Matt Woods, PFC recreational head coach/administrator would like to see four teams in each age and gender division for a total of 32 squads.
Chilean Navy takes the win at friendly soccer match – CFB Esquimalt Lookout
Players from the Chilean supply ship Almirante Montt’s soccer team scored a lopsided 17-1 victory over an impromptu team of Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) sailors in an exhibition soccer game at the Colville Road sports field on Aug 11.
BC Soccer Web’s 2017 Soccer & Sports Book Recommendations – BC Soccer Web
Over the years, there have been many books on soccer and sport that have given us joy, laughter, and much to think about. We’re happy to share these with you. We’ll be updating this list as new titles become available, so keep checking.
PCSL CHALLENGE CUP PHOTOS: Vancouver Utd. 3, Mid-Isle Mariners 1, July 30, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive Photos for BC Soccer Web by Richard Howes.
2016-2017 BC Soccer Year in Review – BCSA
BC Soccer Assoc. is proud to release their 2016-2017 Year in Review after another successful year of soccer. The #respectall initiative, High Performance License, Club Charter Program activity, along with the delivery of hundreds of coaching courses and referee clinics this past year highlight some of the successes.
BC PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S A CUP PHOTOS: Surrey United 1 NSGSC Renegades 0, May 13, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
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2017 VISL JACKSON CUP PHOTOS: Nanaimo Utd. 2 Cowichan LMG 1 (XT), April 2, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
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FVSL PHOTOS: Pakenham Cup Final, PMO Rangers 1 PMO Lordco Gunners 0, April 1, 2017 – BC Soccer Web
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Becoming a BC Soccer Referee – BCSA
Whether you are an experienced referee new to British Columbia or if you are new to the discipline of refereeing BC Soccer Assoc. has a clinic and a pathway for you. The minimum age to become a referee is 12 years old (small sided) and 14 years old (11-a-side). Please enjoy the short video showcasing some Referee programs that BC Soccer offers and continue below for more on how to become a referee in BC!
PHOTOS: CANADA WEST WOMENS FINAL, UBC 3, TWU 0, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 – BC Soccer Web
Exclusive photos for BC Soccer Web by Bill Currie.
Free Physiotherapy Clinical Trial for Achilles Pain at UBC – UBC Centre for Hip Health & Mobility
Do you have Achilles pain? Interested in free Physiotherapy? If yes, join our clinical trial to look at the effectiveness of intramuscular stimulation (IMS), a form of acupuncture therapy, in treating Achilles tendon pain.
The BC Soccer Web Guide to Empire Field – BC Soccer Web
Empire Fields and Plateau Sports Park is the lofty and formal name given to Vancouver’s newest addition to the soccer scene. Yet, anyone who’s ever kicked or carried both kinds of footballs around these parts knows the place by heart.
Introducing BC Soccer Web Syndication – BC Soccer Web
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.
Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! – BC Soccer Web
BC Soccer Web is the hub for soccer in British Columbia. We want to share your soccer news with the entire province, and you can help by letting us know! We want your match reports, club news, league standings, and info on upcoming tournaments and clinics. Whether you submit links to existing news on the web, or your own original writing, we want to share it with the soccer community in B.C.
CANADA SOCCER NEWS
Canada falls to Brazil in women’s soccer quarter-finals at Summer Universiade – TSN
Carla Jessica Pereira Nunes scored on a penalty shot as Brazil beat Canada 1-0 on Thursday in the women’s soccer quarter-finals at the Summer Universiade.
Brock hosts Laurier in season opener – St. Catherines Standard
Rosters for the Brock men’s and women’s soccer teams have been finalized with the regular season kicking off with home games today and Sunday.
Soccer kicks off Trent Excalibur season this weekend in Peterborough – Peterborough Examiner
The Trent Excalibur varsity sports season is ready to kick off. The Excalibur’s men’s and women’s soccer teams have completed training camps and begin their OUA seasons with a pair of games in Ottawa this weekend.
With “a lot of great memories” from his time coaching Canada’s U-17’s, Fleming moves to FCE – the11.ca
This coming Monday, Sean Fleming will sit down with FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller and assistant Jeff Paulus, who also directs the team’s Academy. Fleming will also meet with parents of some of the Alberta Capital Region’s best soccer prospects. Fleming will be on day one of his new job, running the U-16 program for FC Edmonton’s Academy.
13-year-old New Brunswick soccer player first in province to join Montreal Impact Academy – Global News
A 13-year-old soccer player from New Brunswick is heading to Montreal for an experience of a lifetime after being selected to join the Montreal Impact Academy — the first ever to be selected from the province to join the Impact.
Learning the beautiful game – Hay River Hub
British Soccer was back in Hay River, NWT for the sixth year last week. It meant another week of instruction for young players.
Rivalry Renewed: Tickets on sale today for Canada v USA at BC Place on 9 November – CSA
Individual tickets to the Canada v USA Women’s International Friendly on 9 November in Vancouver are now on sale via Ticketmaster.ca.
WFC2, USL, NASL & NPSL NEWS
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
WFC2 vs. LA GALAXY II
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017, 3:00 PM
MacLEOD ATHLETIC PARK, LANGLEY, BC.
Whitecaps FC 2 arrive home to host Los Dos on Star Wars Day – Whitecaps FC
After their longest road trip of the season, Whitecaps FC 2 are back on the north side of the 49th with LA Galaxy II waiting in the wings. WFC2 will play their next two home matches at McLeod Athletic Park in hopes of getting on a late season roll. Los Dos arrive fresh off a road win in Colorado Springs with their slim playoff hopes still alive.
USL Race for the Playoffs – Aug. 25-27 – USL
Monarchs within reach of becoming first team into 2017 USL Cup Playoffs.
NASL Fall Season Week 5: What to Watch For – Empire of Soccer
After posting only 9 points in the Spring Season, Puerto Rico (2-0-3, 9 points Fall; 2-4-4, 18 points Combined) has a chance to blow past that number in Week 5 of the NASL Fall Season. To do so, though, Puerto Rico will need to get a result against a Miami (3-2-0, 9 Fall; 14-4-3, 45 Combined) side that recorded three wins last week.
SF Deltas Searching for Fourth Straight Win vs FC Edmonton – SF Deltas
The San Francisco Deltas host FC Edmonton Saturday at Kezar Stadium with a vital three home points on the line.
Zebie’s utility on display for FC Edmonton in 2017 – FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller has one of those ‘Swiss Army Knife’ type of players in Paris, France product Allan Zebie, who continues to serve as an important option in both defence and midfield for the Eddies.
Cosmos Look to get Lucky Against North Carolina FC – Twice a Cosmo
In almost any soccer league in the world, it only takes a matter of time for teams to start breaking away in the standings. The Cosmos might learn that the hard way if they can’t find a way back into the win column soon.
New NASL owner boosts TV viewers, adds port-a-potties – Soccer America
The job of a new sports owner isn’t always about the big things. Robert Palmer, who bought the NASL’s Jacksonville Armada five weeks ago, has already increased peak TV viewers by almost 40 times, but he also tackled small details, down to adding table clothes at concessions and port-a-potties for tailgaters.
Reno’s Brigade Building Broad Community – USL
Make your way toward Section 102 at Greater Nevada Field, where the Battle Born Brigade calls its home for Reno 1868 FC home games, and in addition to the noise being created through songs and drums, the biggest thing you might notice is the variety of ages and backgrounds that make up the group.
WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS
Martens named 2016/17 Women’s Player of the Year – UEFA
Dutch star Lieke Martens has been named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year for the 2016/17 season.
Martens the role model as the women’s game continues to inspire – Sportskeeda
It has been another defining year for the women’s game in Europe as the Netherlands claimed the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 championship and Lyon lifted the UEFA Women’s Champions League trophy for the second consecutive season.
It’s women’s College Cup title or bust for top-ranked West Virginia soccer – Excelle Sports
Last season, WVU took home the Big 12 championship en route to their first ever College Cup appearance, but their journey for the national championship fell one game short as they were defeated in the title game by USC, 3-1.
Sermanni: Pride Playing Their Best Soccer As Team Eyes Playoffs – Orlando City SC
Undefeated in their last four games and winners of their last three, the Orlando Pride are hitting their stride at just the right time. The team has scored 11 goals in their unbeaten run, outscoring their opponents by nine. The team has started to click offensively, with both Marta and Alex Morgan in-form. On the other end of the pitch, Ashlyn Harris is back in goal and is coming off a Save of the Week win after the team’s 3-1 win against Boston.
Q&A: Seattle Reign midfielder Katie Johnson – The Equalizer
Seattle Reign forward Katie Johnson has had a whirlwind last two years: representing Mexico in Olympic Qualifying, winning a national championship for USC, and scoring some decisive game-winners for her new professional team in her rookie season. I talked with Katie about her time at Seattle, her experience playing with the Mexican national team, and her most memorable moments being a Trojan.
Thorns FC forward Savannah Jordan activated from disabled list – Timbers.com
Portland Thorns FC have activated forward Savannah Jordan from the 45-day disabled list and have added her to the active roster, the club announced today. Additionally, the club announced that it has waived defender Meghan Cox.
Dash, Courage postponed due to Hurricane Harvey – The Equalizer
With Hurricane Harvey getting ready to bear down on Houston, the Dash have postponed Sunday night’s match at BBVA Stadium against the North Carolina Courage. No makeup date has been announced at this time.
Women’s Champions League: Kharkiv 1-1 Hibernian – BBC Sport
Hibernian remain unbeaten in their Women’s Champions League qualifying group after drawing 1-1 with Kharkiv.
FA to consult senior England players in search for Mark Sampson support – The Guardian
The Football Association’s attempts to repair any damage to Mark Sampson’s reputation will involve consulting with senior internationals from the England women’s team to identify the players who might be willing to speak on the head coach’s behalf before their next game.
WORLD SOCCER NEWS
Premier League: What you need to know this weekend – Sportsnet
The Premier League continue this weekend with Matchday 3, and Sportsnet will have live coverage of five games.
Bob Lenarduzzi: Premier newcomers Huddersfield getting its kicks proving critics wrong – The Province
It has been a fairy tale start for Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town, who sit in second place after back-to-back wins. The team faces its toughest test on Saturday, when Southampton comes to town.
European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leagues – Durham Region
Lionel Messi will have the spotlight all to himself this weekend in the Spanish league.
Manchester City need strong showing to keep Pep Guardiola’s critics at bay – ESPN FC
Manchester City have never lost to Bournemouth in a competitive meeting. If Pep Guardiola is going to avoid putting himself under more pressure at the beginning of his second season in charge at the Etihad, he’d do well to make sure that record doesn’t change when his side travel to the south coast on Saturday lunchtime.
Europa League Review: Ajax and Fenerbahce crash out as Sigurdsson thrills – SN
Last season’s beaten finalists Ajax have been dumped out of the Europa League by Rosenborg after a late brace from super-sub Samuel Adegbenro sealed a pulsating 3-2 win.
AC Milan, Arsenal learn Europa League group-stage opponents – Sportsnet
Seven-time European champion AC Milan’s bid for a first Europa League title continues in a group with Austria Vienna, Croatian champion Rijeka and AEK Athens.
Real Madrid draws Dortmund, Tottenham in Champions League – Toronto Star
Two-time defending champion Real Madrid landed in a strong Champions League group with Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham, and APOEL.
CL draw produces spectacularly unbalanced groups, just ask Spurs and Celtic fans – Inside World Football
The draw for the UEFA Champions League group stage has produced some fascinating match-ups as well as groups of wildly uneven strength.
OM test biggest one yet for Monaco – Ligue 1
Olympique de Marseille will provide AS Monaco with the sternest challenge yet to their 100% start to the Ligue 1 Conforama season when they visit the principality for Sunday’s Mediterranean encounter.
Barcelona sign Ousmane Dembélé from Dortmund for initial £97m – The Guardian
Barcelona have announced the signing of Ousmane Dembélé from Borussia Dortmund for an initial €105m (£97m), plus a potential €41m (£38m) in add-ons. The 20-year-old forward has agreed a five-year contract and will wear the No11 shirt vacated by Neymar.
Van Persie returns to Netherlands squad for World Cup qualifiers – SN
Robin van Persie has returned to Netherlands’ full squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against France and Bulgaria.
Luciano Spalletti Can Lead Inter To Scudetto Believes Antonio Cassano – beIN
Luciano Spalletti is the final piece of the jigsaw that can make Inter Serie A champions this season, according to Antonio Cassano.
Juve midfielder Claudio Marchisio sidelined with knee problem – Eurosport
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is expected to miss up to four weeks after the Italy international aggravated a long-standing problem in his left knee, the Serie A champions said on Friday.
Cristiano Ronaldo named #UCL forward of the season – UEFA
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Forward of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season following yet another sensational campaign.
Bayern Munich unveil ‘the answer to transfer madness’ – DW
Bayern Munich have unveiled a new youth facility as the club attempts to revitalize its academy system. Club president Uli Hoeness believes the facility is a way to combat the escalating prices in the transfer market.
AFC marks 500 days to go to expanded Asian Cup with a reminder of its heritage – Inside World Football
The 2019 event in the UAE will be expanded from 16 to 24 teams for the first time. The 12 teams currently battling for the AFC’s 2018 World Cup qualification are pre-qualified for the UAE 2019 finals, while a further 12 teams will qualify from the 24 teams currently competing in six qualifying groups that complete in March 2018.
Stalingrad history a constant presence for World Cup workers – NBC Sports
Sergei Kamin knows exactly what to do if his stadium workers find a bomb from the Battle of Stalingrad.
2017’s TOP SOCCER BOOKS – Amazon.ca