FIFA World Cup
TORONTO - Canada has never been lower on the world soccer ladder and now finds itself looking up at such minnows as St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, and Antigua and Barbuda.
The Canadian men slipped two places to No. 122 in the October rankings released Thursday by FIFA. That tied their August nadir.
Perhaps more worrying than being sandwiched between Niger and Liberia, Canada is ranked 16th in CONCACAF regions, which covers North and Central America and the Caribbean.
MOSCOW - Russia is avoiding Brazil's mistakes.
That was the message as FIFA inspectors completed their tour of the arenas Russia is building for the 2018 World Cup - no delays here.
While Brazil's World Cup passed off largely smoothly, its build-up was dominated by the rushed finish to stadium construction and, even during the tournament itself, some stadiums were still unfinished and forced to deploy temporary seating and facilities.