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Why the Women's World Cup Matters: In the News

Carrie Serwetnyk: Flying with an Eagle in Mark Sanchez

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Darn! I didn’t get a photo. That’s the way it is at events like the World Cup, there are scores of famous people roaming around. Diego Maradona walked by me in Munich in 2006. He is someone I had to chase down and say hello to. I’ve met Platini, Zico, Zi
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Carrie Serwetnyk: Turf Wars at home, getting it right in Rio

Laurent Koscielny of France (left) and Enner Valencia of Ecuador go up for a header during their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Francois Xavier Marit, Getty Images)   RIO DE JANEIRO — One of the more interesting conversations I’v
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Carrie Serwetnyk: Captaine Stilletto gets things done at the World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO — “I am the most important person in France now” — these are the words my best friend “Babette” uses to describe her situation in Rio. This is what the president of the French Football Federation told Babette — Elisabeth Bougeard-Tournon — when he asked her to rescue th
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Carrie Serwetnyk: Waiting for the Samba

Getty Images RIO DE JANEIRO — This World Cup in Brazil is a bit puzzling. I’ve been trying to separate my experience from what I view as “the experience” and how it compares to past tournaments I’ve attended. We can pretty well all agree that the matches here have been sensational. Th
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Le Demolition!

    France soccer fans get behind their team in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. (Carrie Serwetnyk photo) By Carrie Serwetnyk RIO DE JANEIRO — The moment I walked off the plane in Sao Paulo a woman in a scant bikini handed me a Budweiser. Bem-vinda! She pretty much set the tone for
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Carrie Serwetnyk: The wet and warmth of Rio at World Cup

  East Van Romero family at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.   Photo and story  by Carrie Serwetnyk RIO DE JANEIRO — Thursday was a rain day at the World Cup. I felt like I was back in Vancouver. We all searched for televisions since the giant screen on the beach in Rio h
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Soccer icon heads to seventh straight World Cup

Jun 16, 2014 Soccer icon heads to seventh straight World Cup World Cup blogger:  Former Canadian soccer star Carrie Serwetnyk is at her seventh straight FIFA World Cup in Brazil, blogging for canada.com and The Vancouver Sun. Mississauga News By Iain Colpitts MISSISSAUGA — Carrie Serw
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By Carrie Serwetnyk: Marea Roja!

Photo and Story by Carrie Serwetnyk   RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil — The Chileans are going berserk around me. They are singing ‘Ole Ole Ole Chile Chile!’ and a Spanish version of “If you’re happy and your know it.” They just dethroned Spain from the World Cup 2-0 in Rio at the famous
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By Carrie Serwetnyk: The Extraordinary Dance

Photo and story by Carrie Serwetnyk Rio de Janiero, BRAZIL — The FIFA World Cup is a massive Halloween party. The best part of this extraordinary dance is the fans dressed in their own patriotic drag. I’ve just arrived now at my seventh World Cup since 1990 and the thing that stands o
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The Equal Play team is thrilled to be working with by Olympic Medal designer Corrine Hunt & Jeweller Sandra Bars, in producing this beautiful sterling silver pendant as a symbol of equality and the rights of women and girls on and off the field.