John Herdman expects to face a different Curaçao side in CONCACAF Nations League play Saturday night than the one Canada dispatched with ease last June in Vancouver. The Canadian men, currently ranked 53rd in the world, blanked No. 86 Curacao 4-0 at B.C. Place Stadium. Former Whitecap Alphonso Davies, playing his first game in Vancouver since October 2018, scored twice that day. Steven Victoria and Lucas Cavallini also scored for the Canadians, who held a 22-5 edge in shots (9-0 in shots on targ
Kylian Mbappé delivered for France again, this time wearing the captain’s armband. Leading a new era for Les Bleus, there was something very familiar about the way Mbappé slotted home two unforgiving finishes to headline a 4-0 win over the Netherlands in European Championship qualifying on Friday. France showed no lasting effects from that painful penalty-shootout loss to Argentina in the World Cup final three months ago. Nor did Mbappé, the scorer of a hat trick in a losing cause that day. One
Romelu Lukaku hit a hat-trick as Belgium put their World Cup woes behind them.