Since the success of Paul the octopus, who successfully predicted eight games (including the final) during the 2010 World Cup, there has been a surge in animal oracles around the world. Dogs, penguins, elephants, koalas, kangaroos and sea turtles have all been used to predict matches.
The commissioners who make and guard the rules need always to keep in mind the spectator. Professional soccer and tennis are forms of entertainment, and what entertains best is probably the way the sport should go.
Now that the 2016 Euro Cup is in full swing and my grandparents have safely arrived from Warsaw to enjoy a three-week vacation, I'm just about as into the tournament as grandpa is.
Although the United States is slowly catching up to the rest of the world in terms of overall popularity, soccer clearly has a rich history and global influence. All this said, is this influence positive or does it pull us apart?
Today, Colombians have much to celebrate. As President Juan Manuel Santos signs a cease-fire with its oldest guerrilla group, the country is overrun by soccer fever.
By James M. Dorsey Egypt may be inching towards a return to the stands of soccer fans, who played a key role in the 2011 toppling of President Hosni ...
One look at the German national soccer team shows the importance of sports in successful integration. Boateng, Özil, Khedira and many others are world champions, and they all stand for the new, multifaceted Germany.
These stories of triumph have reinvigorated my hope for the future of soccer. Its' ability to unite and strengthen youth must become our focus, as we show the world the game is more beautiful than ever.
As soon as I heard that the Bay Area will have a local soccer team, I jumped on the opportunity to interview Brian Andrés Helmick, the CEO of San Fra...
What a year to be a sports fan. You have the staple leagues providing an amazing showing as they do every year, the NFL, NHL, NBA and so on, but this year is especially appealing if you are a footy fan.
This is the summer of soccer--or fútbol. So Latino USA is taking a look at the sport loved throughout Latin America and around the world. What happens when you come from both the U.S. and Mexico--what national team do you root for? Or what about if your national team is constantly losing? Do you lose faith? And we take a look at elite women's soccer in the U.S., a world few Latinas reach.
By James M. Dorsey Political infighting within Kuwait's ruling family is about to take a dramatic turn with reports that the Gulf state plans to diss...
By James M. Dorsey The opening of a court case against Turkish soccer star Hakan Sukur on charges of insulting the president takes Recep Tayyip Erdog...
This summer will see a unique sporting event come to Glasgow. It's a sporting event that will bring together competitors from over 50 countries, each player with their own story of personal hardship that most of us have, thankfully, never had to tackle.
The second-biggest football tournament in the world is the European Championship (or EURO), organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), which kicked off in Paris last Friday.
The Muslim world's battle over the legitimacy of political Islam has expanded to the soccer pitch as proponents and opponents of interpreting the faith politically seek to impose their public morals with men's hairstyles and facial hair taking centre stage.