• The Canadian Press

    Qatar hires coach Carlos Queiroz through the 2026 World Cup

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Former Portugal and Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has worked at the last four World Cups and was hired on Monday by Qatar to aim for a fifth straight at the next edition hosted in North America. The Qatar Football Association hired former Real Madrid coach Queiroz until 2026 to take charge of his seventh different national team. As host of the 2022 World Cup, Qatar lost all three group-stage games on its tournament debut in November. This time it will try to advance through the qu

  • The Canadian Press

    Madrid's Benzema and Courtois not going to Club World Cup

    MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid go to the Club World Cup without six injured players, including striker Karim Benzema and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Also not going to Morocco are defenders Éder Militão, Ferland Mendy, Lucas Vázquez and forward Eden Hazard. Benzema, Courtois and Militão have not been ruled out of joining their teammates for an eventual final if Madrid qualifies, but none of the others are expected to make it. Madrid will debut on Wednesday in a semifinal against Egyptian club Al Ahly

  • The Canadian Press

    MATCHDAY: Ryan Reynolds-owned Wrexham plays FA Cup replay

    A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Tuesday: ENGLAND Wrexham, a Welsh team from the fifth tier of English soccer and owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, looks to cause another upset in the FA Cup and set up a last-16 match against Tottenham. Wrexham visits second-tier Sheffield United in one of four fourth-round replays. The teams drew a wild match 3-3 last month at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground. Wrexham is the lowest-ranked team left in the draw and the only cl