CBC | Soccer News
World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup — that's all France is talking about. And on Monday, France will welcome home its national soccer team with a parade down the Champs-Elysees following its 4-2 victory over Croatia on Sunday.
France hoisted the World Cup trophy in front of 78,011 spectators at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, capping off an unforgettable tournament and igniting mayhem in the streets of Paris and beyond with their 4-2 victory over Croatia.
Ultimately, normalcy returned. The team that was supposed to win the World Cup, won. In a tournament populated by bizarre narratives, favourites France emerged victorious, offering their players and coach soccer immortality.
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Alphonso Davies is an ordinary teenager with an extraordinary potential. While he might become Canada's first men's soccer superstar, don't expect the humble young man to boast about his talents.
Chris Schuler scored his first MLS goal since 2014 to help Orlando City beat Toronto FC 2-1 on Saturday night and snap a franchise-record nine-game losing streak.
Wayne Rooney had an assist in his MLS debut on Saturday night and D.C. United celebrated the opening of Audi Field with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Designated players Saphir Taider and Ignacio Piatti scored as the Montreal Impact cruised to a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in MLS action Saturday night.
Belgium earned its highest World Cup finish on Saturday by beating England 2-0 in the third-place match at St. Petersburg, Russia
Twenty years after France and Croatia had their most successful World Cup performances, the two countries' paths will meet on soccer's biggest stage. Les Bleus and the Vatreni square off in the World Cup final on Sunday at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.
After an excellent Round of 16, the quarter-finals saw even more drama, with the demise of the final two non-European teams. Sweden and host Russia joined Brazil and Uruguay as losers in the top-eight.
With Canada co-hosting the 2026 World Cup alongside Mexico and the U.S., an automatic berth is likely -- if yet unconfirmed. Expansion to a 48-team field will also help Canada's chances in 2026 and beyond.
Jesus Medina broke a scoreless tie in the 60th minute, then set up a score by Ronald Matarrita five minutes later as New York City FC ended visiting Montreal's four-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.
Mario Mandzukic scored in the 109th minute as Croatia came from behind to beat England 2-1 after extra time on Wednesday and reach their first World Cup final, where they will face France on Sunday.
Samuel Umtiti's 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday. Didier Deschamps' side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as the French look to lift the trophy for the second time following their triumph on home soil in 1998.
Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus, bringing to an end a glittering nine-year spell in Spain. Madrid said Tuesday it has reached an agreement with Juventus after a request by Ronaldo.
FIFA says players from the youth soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand will not be able to attend the World Cup final. The sport's world governing body says it has been informed by Thai authorities that the 12 boys and their coach "will not be in a position to travel" for health reasons.
Rescuers have freed the last four of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from deep inside a flooded cave, a successful end to an extraordinarily perilous mission that gripped the world for more than two weeks.