• The Canadian Press

    'A different time:' Stoumbos remembers Canada's first-ever World Cup goal

    Helen Stoumbos lined up for what would be a historic Canadian corner kick, all but swallowed up by a jersey that looked more like a red and white parachute. "We got hand-me-downs, our uniforms were all extra extra large. And the jerseys didn't have our names on them and FIFA specifications that our names had to be on the back. And actually our coaches sat the night before with a press, putting all our names on the back," Stoumbos said with a laugh. "A different time." Indeed. When Alphonso Davie

  • Stats Perform

    Szczesny made penalty bet with Messi during Argentina clash against Poland

    Lionel Messi was denied from the spot by Wojciech Szczesny, with the Poland goalkeeper revealing he made a bet with the forward.

  • The Canadian Press

    Lewandowski celebrates 'happy defeat' as Poland advances

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Robert Lewandowski left the field with a huge smile on his face after blowing kisses to fans and hugging teammates. You’d never know his team just lost a crucial World Cup game 2-0 to Argentina. But Poland scraped into the knockout stages of the tournament, despite Wednesday’s loss to the South American champions, after Salem Aldawsari's stoppage-time goal for Saudi Arabia in a 2-1 defeat to Mexico. That late goal ensured Poland finished as runner-up in Group C, ahead of Mexic

  • USA TODAY Sports

    Opening World Cup loss little more than bad memory as Lionel Messi, Argentina win group | Opinion

    World Cup is the only hole in Lionel Messi's resume, and seven-time Ballon d'Or winner would like to fill it in what is "surely" his final tournament.