Egypt's judiciary and security forces appear posed to crack down on militant, highly politicized and street battle-hardened soccer fans in a bid to ex...
Struggling to maintain its place in Asia's top tier, Iranian soccer is a reflection of a country laboring under the burden of a repressive political regime and not only the economic but increasingly also the psychological effect of international isolation and punishing sanctions.
We asked people from around the world to show us what their community defines as "play." No athletes allowed.
Gus Johnson has called a couple of big time soccer games. He has a few Champion's League matches and some Premier League games under his belt. And guess what? The soccer world has not imploded, yet.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named a strong Brazil squad for the upcoming friendlies against Italy and Russia on March 21 and March 25, respective...
The job of the lead official in any sport is to keep the game flowing with equal fairness to both teams and not ever become the talking point. Last night in Manchester that flow was changed brutally by the referee.
A series of soccer protests in the past week in anticipation of a ruling in the case of last year's brawl in a Port Said stadium in which 74 fans died has focused attention on the unaltered practices of Mubarak-era security forces as well as President Morsi's fragile relationship with the military.
People often talk about the difficulties associated with parenting a child with autism. But this post isn't about that. I want to recognize and celebrate the upside of autism, a blessing we "special needs parents" are given somewhere, somehow -- packaged up in a gift I like to call "perspective."
Military troops are protecting factories and government offices on the ninth day of a general strike in the Suez Canal city of Port Said that has brought together two groups with working class roots.
The outcry over racism expressed towards the two Chechen players contrasts starkly with the lack of a national response to past outbursts by militant fans.
I know you can play our sport and deep down I suspect you still want to. If any player mouths off to you in the locker room about your personal life, let them retire.
A refusal by Egyptian security forces to police soccer matches spotlights differences between the interior and defense ministries at a time that President Mohammed Morsi is under mounting pressure to reform the country's law enforcement institutions.
Thousands of militant soccer fans, in an indication that emergency rule will not squash mass protests, blocked government buildings as part of a gener...
Numbers are powerful entities -- understanding them, controlling them, manipulating them can teach us a lot and give us an edge -- but in the end, without the stories in front, behind and on the sides, they simply remain numbers.
"Playing soccer gives children time to feel good and experience joy, to bond with teammates, and to be healthy in unhealthy circumstances. The "beautiful game" builds self-esteem and teaches them to treat each other with respect."
World soccer body FIFA has opened an investigation into potential wrongdoing in Qatar's successful but controversial bid to host the 2022 World Cup. But FIFA is likely to ensure that the investigation will not result in either country being deprived of the honor.