Next week's Asian Football Confederation presidential elections designed to elect a leader to clean up two years of alleged financial mismanagement and unethical business conduct are increasingly marred by doubts that real reform is on the horizon.
Employment-related complaints by two international players, one of whom is barred from leaving Qatar, threaten to overshadow the 2022 World Cup organizing committee's release of a charter of worker's rights designed to fend off criticism of labor conditions in the Gulf state.
Brazil's 2-2 draw against Chile on Wednesday was one of the most horrendous displays by the Selecao in recent memory. The fullbacks and defensive midfield were nonexistent, and overall, the team didn't play as a team at all, but rather as a collection of atomized individuals.
Looking back, I believe that the 2006 World Cup in Germany was a significant milestone in the history of the world's biggest sporting event. For the f...
The Asian Football Confederation has had a foretaste of questions and issues that are likely to be raised if Bahrain Football Association head Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa , widely viewed as a frontrunner, wins the group's May 2 presidential election.
Egyptian authorities have expanded the ban on fans attending matches to include international as well as domestic games in a bid to prevent violence that is likely to backfire and spark renewed incidents in a country that is reeling from economic decline.
"We really must eradicate the blot on our reputation," said Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died last week. The Iron Lady was referring to English soccer hooligans as if they were enemies of the state.
Candidates in next month's Asian Football Confederation presidential election designed to appoint a successor to disgraced Qatari national Mohammed Bin Hammam are competing to project themselves as agents of change following two years of scandals in world soccer.
One hot August night in 2008 High School senior Alex Motiuk went to his parents and said, "Mom, Dad, there's something I want to talk to you about," Leo Motiuk explained with a smile. "As parents of a young son you just wonder what that's all going to be about."
Al Jazeera is exploring the acquisition of Spain's La Liga premier soccer league rights in a bid to expand its budding global sports franchise in a world in which pan-Arab television is on the decline.
Brazil pranced to their first victory under newly appointed coach Luis Felipe Scolari with an impressive 4-0 win over Bolivia in Santa Cruz de la Sierra on Saturday.
It is disingenuous of Paolo Di Canio to complain about his treatment in the press when he is the one who brought his fascist symbols to the sport. Tell him that fascism has much to answer for.
Unlike Sundance, SXSW, and other well-known festivals where the objective is for filmmakers to find distributors for and generate buzz about their movies, the goal of Projecting Change is to provide a platform for dialogue about today's most pressing social issues.
The main cause of concern, however, hinges around Neymar and whether he can be unleashed to display his unique blend of skill and vision on the international stage.
On Tuesday, they meet again in World Cup qualifying on the road to Brazil, hosts of the Finals in 2014. Everything will be at stake for 90 minutes in Mexico City at the Azteca Stadium, Mexico's soccer cathedral.
Like Menezes, Scolari has begun by tinkering with the Brazilian midfield. Thus far, he has avoided the temptation to opt for a defensive stopper qua Lucas Leiva and stayed true to Telê Santana's vision of having four creative midfielders in deep and attacking positions.