• The Canadian Press

    Juventus crisis cements Allegri's position as coach

    MILAN (AP) — One important person stands to potentially benefit from the latest Juventus scandal that has sent shockwaves throughout the soccer world. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri’s job was seemingly at risk less than two months ago, with the club struggling on the field, but the Bianconeri’s off-the-field problems could give him more power at the storied Italian club. Juventus is back in crisis mode following the resignation of club president Andrea Agnelli and the team’s entire board of

  • The Independent

    What will happen to the Iran World Cup team now?

    WORLD CUP 2022: Even before the World Cup, male athletes had been joining in the protests. But now they’ve done so at the foremost global tournament, and Iranian fans say they are worried for ‘Team Melli’ and what they might face on their return. <strong>Ari Honarvar </strong>reports

  • The Canadian Press

    Not much room for youth in Croatia vs. Belgium at World Cup

    DOHA , Qatar (AP) — When Belgium’s “Golden Generation” meets Croatia’s accomplished veterans in a decisive World Cup match on Thursday, there won’t be much room on the field for younger players. Croatia, which reached the final four years ago, and Belgium, which finished third in 2018, each rely on a vast array of experienced players. Croatia’s 20-year-old Joško Gvardiol and 25-year-old Nikola Vlašić, plus Belgium’s 21-year-old Charles De Ketelaere, are some of the exceptions — with Belgium’s 21