East York Soccer Club consultant and former president of the Ontario Youth Soccer League Bert Lobo was just 13 years old when he witnessed England win the 1966 World Cup.
John Thornton was nearly six years old and the noise of war seemed all around them, he and his mother sought shelter beneath the stairs of their home in a small town north of London, England. “There was a lot of activity at night time with the convoys coming through, particularly the tanks that came through the main street where we lived,” he said, “like a minor earthquake that would shake and rumble the houses.”
Katherine Gale arrived in Canada with only two things – a hockey bag and her personal belongings. And that’s all she needed. Gale is from Crowthorne, England – a small town of close to 7, 000, only an hour southwest from London – and made the move oversees last September, attempting to take the next […]
From his position in the bomber, navigator Todd Kindree could see the drop-zone through the chaos. On most operations, his Short Stirling bomber aircraft was heavily tossed by shells exploding in the air around it.
At the hands of a young German team, England took a royal beating as they were knocked out of the World Cup after losing 4-1 at Bloemfontein on Sunday.
Germany will face England in the round of 16 after topping their group with a 1-0 win over Ghana on Wednesday at Johannesburg.
Tournament predictions, they can sometimes be as wrong as can be but they still provide intrigue on who in fact is a contender or a pretender. The 2010 World Cup is no different, with 32 nations battling for the opportunity to be crowned world’s best, the Toronto Observer World Cup staff takes a look at […]
Team: Algeria Nickname: Les Fennecs (The Desert Foxes) Coach: Rabah Saadane (ALG) FIFA Ranking: 30th Best World Cup finish: 13th in 1982 (round 1) The Desert Foxes are back in the World Cup. They had to wait 24 years to come back to the biggest soccer tournament in the world and they did it with […]
England World Ranking: 8th Best World Cup finish: Won World Cup in 1966 Coach: Fabio Capello Goalkeepers: David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham), Joe Hart (Manchester City) Defenders: Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Michael Dawson (Tottenham), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham), Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Ledley King (Tottenham), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa) […]