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.
Labor activists say the fierce imbalance between the elite and the laboring underclass in Qatar is headed for catastrophe as the country prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Due to the global attention that mega sporting events can bring to a city or country, they are promoted as a huge opportunity for economic returns - t...
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named an intriguing squad for Brazil's Feb. 6 friendly against England at Wembley Stadium by including a handful of e...
In the first part of this article, I wrote about FIFA Present Sepp Blatter's assertion that North America does not have what he called a strong league. This week, I examine the second key part of his observations, that we have no league "recognized by American society."
Middle Eastern soccer associations have launched a campaign to put women's soccer on par with men's football in a region in which a woman's right to play and pursue an athletic career remains controversial and at a time at which political Islam is on the rise.
It is hard to emulate an AC Milan defensive play if you can't actually see it, maybe even harder to begin the hero worship of pro players if you can't see what makes them otherworldly.
Only the fans can raise the threshold of shame which will eliminate this scourge and make the public expression of racism an iron-clad taboo.
Sadly we already know from the deliveries of World Cup Finals to Russia and Qatar that Sepp Blatter has effectively divorced football from the advancement of human rights. Rather than be a force for good, he simply wants FIFA to be a force.
Last month's signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Asian Football Confederation and the Union of European Football Associations, potentially boosts an uphill battle by reformers to strengthen governance in the AFC.
The excitement around the new league is building and I think 2013 could be the year that a women's professional league is successful in the United States.
Clashes this week between rival soccer fans in Port Said in which 55 people were injured gave Egypt a foretaste of expected violence later this month ...