Stephanie Labbé is one of Canada's best women soccer players. Two years ago, she was the goalkeeper for Canada's bronze-medal winning Olympic soccer team in Rio. After the games, Labbé wanted to keep playing professionally in Canada, but there are no professional women's teams.
At the World Cup in Brazil, the pitches took a beating. But Brazil had a secret to beat that foot traffic and slide tackling — hardy, perennial ryegrass seed from Manitoba, Canada. Why wouldn't Canada have provided it to its own Women's World Cup?
Izzy the ocelot has made a prediction about the next US match. He's been predicting US games for us in this World Cup. So, who did he pick?
This week in “Thanks, Internet” — floppy disk drive jams, MS Paint World Cup recaps, OK Go makes another masterpiece, farewell to funnies, and the most important six seconds of Summ...
Haven’t yet heard of Stromae, the Rwandan-Belgian singer, songwriter and megastar? Don’t worry–we’re pretty sure you’ll have your chance. After years of slaying European audiences with heartsick tracks (and brilliant videos) like “Formidable” and his breakout hit “Papaoutai” (read our take ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/19033/stromae-drops-ta-fete-for-world-cup-makes-us-debut/"> Read more »</a>
It's time for Isidoro the ocelot to make his first pick. Who will it be, USA or Ghana?
Need a playlist to get you pumped up for the World Cup? Look no further, The World's listeners have got you covered.
What do "handbags," "ringlets" and "drogbacité" mean in a soccer context?
The 33 Chilean miners who spent 70 days trapped underground in 2010 are now starring in a new TV ad, urging fans to support Chile's World Cup soccer team. The miners deliver a rousing message to the nation. But it may sound a little intimidating to the players.
US soccer superstar Landon Donovan won't be on US Soccer's National Team for the 2014 World Cup. Fans are angry, but there are some good reasons, explains Grantland's Men in Blazers co-host Roger Bennett.
If sports are a metaphor for life, then the 2014 World Cup, held this summer in Brazil, is probably an extremely obvious metaphor for the socio-economic divides of contemporary Brazil. Preparation for the games has come at a high price ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17831/the-2014-afropop-unofficial-world-cup-album/"> Read more »</a>