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Germany vs France And Wales vs Portugal -- But The Fiery Welsh Dragon Would Make Daenerys Targaryen Take Notice

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 07.05.2016 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

All over the world, people are going gaga for the underdog team with the fierce Welsh dragon crest on the team's chests. After the Belgium win, Twitter went wacky for Wales, a country that had never even qualified for the Euro tournament previously.

The "Wahhh!", the Chant, and the Club: Football as Religious Experience

Chris Fici | Posted 06.06.2016 | Sports
Chris Fici

For all the sturm-und-drang and hands to the heavens about the decline and downfall of religion in the 21st Century, I'm here to say everything is qui...

Real Madrid Triumph Over Atletico To Win The Champions League

Eurosport | Paul Vale | Posted 05.28.2016 | Sports

Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico on penalties to win the Champions League in Milan in a dramatic and fiercely-fought match....

Harry Kane Wins Premiership's Golden Boot and LA Spurs Supporters Looking Forward to Watching Champions League Football Again

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.16.2016 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

It's been the best top division finish in most of our Los Angeles Spurs supporters' lives, finishing above four of the traditional big-5 teams -- City, United, Liverpool and Chelsea for the first time in the Premiership's history.

Spain and Portugal (with a Philadelphia Bonus)

David Code | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
David Code

The Spanish understand something we don't, and it's a big part of what makes life fulfilling. It's called "ambiente." We might be tempted to trans...

Here’s What It Looks Like To Have A Ronaldo Kick Fly At Your Face

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 03.29.2016 | Sports

Earlier this month, Canadian soccer fan Sarah Arcand was lucky enough to grab some prime real estate behind the goal at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Ma...

Barcelona Hire And Fire Soccer Player On Same Day Over Old Tweets

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.29.2015 | Sports

A soccer player's old social media posts came back to haunt him when Spanish champions Barcelona hired and fired him on the same day. Sergi Guardiola,...

Middle Eastern Conflicts Spill Onto Spanish Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Inevitably, the mass exodus of refugees from conflict areas was going to provoke the spilling into Europe of multiple disputes in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Spanish soccer is the first to feel the weight of the baggage that has turned vast numbers into destitute refugees.

Cristiano Ronaldo Cares About Women and Shoes, Not FIFA's Corruption

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.04.2015 | Sports

Unlike a lot of soccer fans, Cristiano Ronaldo isn't worried about all the awful things we know about FIFA. While engrossed in preseason training, he ...

Even Cristiano Ronaldo's Practice Moves Are The Epitome Of Cool

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.30.2015 | Sports

Just look at this man. Sure, it's just a guy doing a simple stretch, the same one I do in the morning to get my legs ready for a day of sitting down. ...

Darmian, Schneiderlin and Schweinsteiger Sign, July Transfer Window Update

Marvin Blugh | Posted 07.14.2016 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

What seemed a mere beggar's lot with only Memphis Depay arriving at Old Trafford for the beginning of the transfer window has now become a king's share as United were able to deepen their rotation in midfield and finally fill the right back position.

Cristiano Ronaldo Finds Woman's Missing Phone, Returns It, Takes Her Out To Dinner

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.07.2015 | Sports

As we all know, the feeling that occurs the moment you realize your phone is missing can be one of the most horrifying feelings in the world. Austin W...

Ronaldo and Bale Transfer Buzz Rallies After Disappointing Season Ends

Ignacio Chavarria | Posted 06.01.2016 | Sports
Ignacio Chavarria

Google search volume regarding the possible transfers of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale out of Real Madrid reached its highest point of the year in the second half of May.

Cristiano Ronaldo Quietly Donated Nearly $8 Million Toward Nepal Aid

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact

CORRECTION: After previous reports stated Cristiano Ronaldo donated 7 million euro, or more than $7.8 million, to Save the Children for relief efforts...

Cristiano Ronaldo Defends Boy In Front Of Laughing Crowd

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News

Cristiano Ronaldo is renowned for his abilities on the attack. But when it counts, he's a solid defender, too. The Real Madrid soccer superstar was...

Ronaldo Hits Kid In Face With Ball, Awesomely Makes Up For It

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.24.2015 | Sports

All better, kid? Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo accidentally booted a ball into the face of a child before a Champions League match against Atlét...

Soccer Player Fails To Block Goal In Worst Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports

Had to hurt.

Pelé: Messi, Not Ronaldo, Is 'Best In The World'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Sports

The world may never reach a consensus on who’s the better soccer player: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. But for soccer legend Pelé, the answer ...

Soccer Racism Highlights Europe's Struggle With Transition and Entrenched Racism

James Dorsey | Posted 04.23.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Recent soccer-related racism highlights European nations' tortured transition from ethnically relatively homogeneous to multicultural immigration societies amid a resurgence of entrenched racial, including anti-Semitic, attitudes that flourish in times of economic crisis and are not limited to Muslim communities.

Gareth Bale's Inch-Perfect Free Kick Is Unfair, Unstoppable

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.12.2015 | Sports

One must be quite skilled at free kicks in order to make Cristiano Ronaldo a spectator when a chance arises. Gareth Bale is that skilled. The Real...

Atletico Tops Real In All-Madrid Copa Del Rey Clash

Posted 01.07.2015 | Sports

By Goal.com Atletico Madrid took charge of its Copa del Rey last-16 meeting with archrival Real Madrid with a 2-0 victory in the first leg at Vicen...

Cristiano Ronaldo Buys Crazy-Expensive Gifts For Teammates

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.16.2014 | Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo just scored big with his teammates off the field. To celebrate Real Madrid's Champions League triumph, the soccer star bought his...

World Cup Hero Delivers (Another) Must-See Wonder Goal

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.01.2014 | Sports

James Rodriguez still has it. The breakout star of the 2014 World Cup for Colombia, Rodriguez is still scoring goals capable of making the entire worl...

HIGHLIGHTS: Real Madrid Roars Back For El Clasico Victory

Goal.com | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports

By Dom Farrell, Goal.com The home side was in irrepressible form, hitting three straight goals after falling behind in the game's first five minute...

WATCH: Ronaldo Scores Twice As Madrid Unveils New Lineup

Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports

By Goal.com Real Madrid claimed the UEFA Super Cup after two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo sealed a 2-0 win over Sevilla on Tuesday. Gareth Bale ...