Brazil clinched a 2-1 victory over Uruguay on Wednesday to advance to the finals to the Confederations Cup and defend their Confederations Cup title at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday.
Conventional wisdom predicts that 33-year-old Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will adhere to his father's use of sports as a key foreign, defense and security policy tool to embed Qatar in the international community.
Street Soccer USA is an organization that is tackling homelessness in a unique way. They are using sports as a way to help homeless men and women across the country secure jobs and housing, find education opportunities and attend rehab programs to get clean and sober.
I just saw no reason for that cringe factor from purists whatsoever. There was also no jingoism. The Panama fans mixed comfortably among the crowd. Isn't it nice to see a collection of patriotically dressed people who are actually pleasant to foreigners?
Controversial soccer matches this weekend constitute a potential walk-up to a watershed mass anti-government demonstration on June 30 that has Egyptians of all political stripes bracing themselves for political violence and increased uncertainty
On June 18, Salvador Nasralla in Honduras went from 12.41 percent in Honduras Weekly's presidential poll. We had no answer for this... until we read on one of Mr. Nasralla's Facebook pages remarks from sports fans regarding Tuesday night's soccer match between the Honduran national team and the U.S. team.
The match showcased Neymar's ability to "bear the weight" of Brazil's legendary number 10 shirt, which was recently given to him by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Rouhani's landslide victory, his endorsement by reformist leaders barred from running, and the high voter turnout, all signaled the depth of discontent and desire for change among the majority of voters.
Nationally, in the wake of urban growth and renewal, there is considerable debate about whether public parks and open space should be given away or sold to for-profit enterprises. Are they valuable civic resources or just places to put stuff?
In a bid to distract attention from his domestic woes, curry favor with the U.S. and Gulf countries and restore Egypt to a leadership position in the region, Morsi chose a Cairo stadium to announce to his supporters that he was cutting diplomatic ties with the Syrian regime.
With three days left in the run-up to Iran' presidential election, a crucial victory on Tuesday in Iran's 2014 World Cup qualifier could bring thousands into the streets in celebrations that have in the past turned into anti-government protests.
Brazil secured their first victory against France since 1992 with a decisive 3-0 victory on Sunday in Porto Alegre. Sunday's victory represents sweet revenge for Brazil given that they were eliminated by France in the 2006 and 1998 World Cups.
The time has flown. In fact, I've hardly been home since several members of the One World Futbol Project and I experienced our first team ball delive...
Mega-events and campaigning for office in international sports associations empower activists and put nations at risk of reputational damage.
If there is one lesson Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan should have drawn from the popular revolts that toppled four Arab leaders and sparked civil war in Syria in the last two years, it is that police brutality strengthens protesters' resolve.
Brazil and England played to a memorable 2-2 draw at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro Sunday in a game where Brazil dominated possession and England fought back on the counter-attack.