January 19th, 2012

quorra
  • thrace_

CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers roundup

The CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament starts today in Vancouver. The top two teams will qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Here's a news roundup, the schedule, and some ways to watch.

* Full Tournament Schedule

* Homicide Occurs in Hotel Housing USWNT
- the players were tweeting about this and then deleted everything, probably to avoid causing panic or confusion

* The Return of MagicJack
- not CONCACAF related, but the big story in American women's soccer right now, and directly related to USWNT players

* Christine Sinclair and John Herdman interview

* Abby Wambach interview

* Fierce Hope Solo interview

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ETA: THE SPORTSNET LIVESTREAM IS NOT GEOBLOCKED.

I'm personally rooting for the US to sweep the tournament, but I wouldn't mind if Canada came out on top.



bass
  • sukha4

Beer 'must be sold' at Brazil World Cup, says Fifa

Beer must be sold at all venues hosting matches in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, football's world governing body, Fifa, has insisted.

Fifa General Secretary Jerome Valcke said the right to sell beer must be enshrined in a World Cup law the Brazilian Congress is considering.

Alcoholic drinks are currently banned at Brazilian stadiums and the country's health minister has urged Congress to maintain the ban in the new law.


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