Soccer

Why I love the World Cup

Swangard Stadium, Burnaby. A beautiful setting for the beautiful game. Call me shallow but, every year, in the fall, when I see the fields being lined and see players going out to play I am engulfed w

FIFA World Cup: day 12 preview

France's view: France is coming into their decisive game against South Africa in meltdown mode. The French team is a mess. The French President is forced to play peacekeeper between Coach...

A fine conclusion to the Toy Story saga, Jonah Hex from the comics and fumbling for sex in Year of the Carnivore

Andy may have outgrown his toys but we haven’t, not in Toy Story 3. (Read more)

FIFA World Cup day 6: Spain shocker,South Africa on the brink and Chile celebrates

Gelson Fernandes scores only his 3rd international goal to send Spain down to defeat. The biggest surprise of the first round. If Spain do not win their next two games they may not qualify for the sec

FIFA World Cup Day 5: the 'group of death' begins with Cote d'Ivoire and Portugal

The highlight of this day is the "group of death" match between Cote d'Ivoire and Portugal that could become one of the highlights of the tournament. Two great teams. Winner likely to advance, loser l

The World Cup: Questions facing the world's game

As the second day of competition ends its interesting to consider the future of the game. One of soccer's main challenges remains: How can the game maintain or increase the level of entertainment

Two world wars and one World Cup?

As the 2010 World Cup kicks off (literally), many sponsors are playing on the often not-so friendly national rivalries.

FIFA World Cup Overview: Switzerland, Honduras, Chile, Spain

The Swiss enter the 2010 World Cup via the easiest group in European qualifying consisting of Greece, Latvia, and Israel. The Swiss will have a much tougher challenge on the first day of the World...

World Cup Group B Overview

The fantastically talented Argentinian team is led by World Footballer of the year candidate Lionel Messi, and strikers Carlos Tevez of Manchester City and Diego Milito who scored both goals in Inter

The World Cup

Meet VO's father and son World Cup soccer coverage team. Fans of England, they'll report direct from Frog and Firkin or Three Lions on the soccer world scene non stop---except when work and school g