Bruce Arthur Columnist
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Bruce Arthur is a Toronto-based columnist for the Star. He was named the 2012 sportswriter of the year by Sports Media Canada, and he has been named to Sports Illustrated's list of the top 100 people to follow on Twitter four times.

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305 Articles
1 day ago
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Opinion | ‘If only.’ ‘Almost.’ ‘Not enough.’ Words that summed up Canada at FIFA World Cup 2022 a...

It was a hell of a thing, climbing back to a World Cup, and the lessons and memories will resonate with the Canadian ...

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2 days ago
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Opinion | John Herdman isn’t certain he’ll coach Canada at FIFA World Cup 2026

When asked, it was clear that he doesn’t know the answer. Some people with deep ties to Canadian soccer have wondered...

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3 days ago
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Opinion | World Cup exit is a loss for Iran, but hopefully not for Iranians

There was no way for the Iranian team to win a victory for the people of Iran without handing one to the government o...

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3 days ago
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Opinion | Alphonso Davies defends decision to take penalty; embraces FIFA World Cup 2022 stage

The best Canadian men’s soccer player ever is a young man who was both ready for this moment and still growing into it.

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4 days ago
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Opinion | How Canada remembers FIFA World Cup 2022 is a mixed bag, so the Morocco match matters

A result — a draw, a win, even a great game after the Croatia debacle — could go a long way toward determining how th...

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5 days ago
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Opinion | Canada’s World Cup hopes end with a loss to Croatia. The opportunity was there

There was a chance for something better, but Canada missed it — by inches, by feet, by enough. It took four years to ...

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6 days ago
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Analysis | ‘We have Leo.’ Lionel Messi’s World Cup master class tugs Argentina back from the brink

Argentina has not won a World Cup since Maradona, and a second loss would have been a national disaster in Messi’s la...

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6 days ago
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Opinion | This is Canada’s World Cup moment. Fear Croatia? Not any more

The last four years have led to Sunday’s Group F clash in Qatar. Remarkably, a win by John Herdman’s Canadians over t...

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6 days ago
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Opinion | There’s alcohol to be found at the Qatar World Cup — if you play the game

Permits, special ID, razor wire. Visitors are finding out how far they’re willing to go for a drink, for better or wo...

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7 days ago
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Opinion | A naked John Herdman in Croatian tabloids? Anything can happen at the World Cup

More than the “we’re off to F Croatia” comment waking up a sleepy Croatian squad, Luka Modric’s team will be more con...

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7 days ago
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Opinion | Why Canada is leaning into ‘fearless football’ at this World Cup

John Herdman and the Canadian players are on the same page. When the coach asked how they wanted to play against Belg...

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8 days ago
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Opinion | Missed penalty now part of Alphonso Davies’ World Cup legacy with Canada. But legacies ...

Should Davies have taken the penalty against Belgium? Maybe the men’s team’s greatest player just thought, this is my...

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