War more likely in the Balkans or sex in Brazil, turned into an unexpected UN Security Council debate. Is promiscuity for conflict, sex or soccer something embedded in our genes, culture or environment? Some stereotypes perhaps are better, or more accurately less harmful, but in the end they become a hurdle.
USA! USA! -- yes, of course, but how to choose a second team to root for at the World Cup?
By Anthony Gooch In a phrase that has become immortal in soccer mythology, one of the greatest managers in the history of "O Jogo Bonito" (the beau...
Soccer, metaphor for war, at times turns into real war. Then "sudden death" is no longer just a name for a dramatic way of deciding a tied match. As often occurs with religion, patriotism, and politics, soccer can bring tensions to a boil, and many horrors are committed in its name.
Fresh allegations by a British Sunday paper of Qatari wrongdoing in its successful bid to clinch the hosting of the 2022 World Cup have increased pres...
Soccer is a sport that can unite the world. Rude actions from any players, coaches, and fans should not take away from the pure enjoyment of the sport.
By James M. Dorsey Qatar's handling of persistent suspicion that it illicitly employed its financial muscle to win the right to host the 2022 World C...
The first kick is less than two weeks away and like World Cups in the past, it's already filled with intrigue. We shouldn't expect anything less. The only guarantee is anything is possible. There will be goals, there will be heartbreak, but only one winner.
A disclosure by British weekly, The Sunday Times, of millions of documents allegedly revealing massive Qatari vote buying in the Gulf state's successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup could return the worst corruption crisis in global soccer governance to the top of the agenda.
The scene is set at next month's World Cup in Brazil for showdown between Israel and Palestine that will be off the pitch given that neither qualified for one of the world's most important sporting events.
The World Cup is a carnival that has turned into a global commodity, organized by semi-official and semi-legal institutions that resemble mafias much more than they do the UN.
As the World Cup in Brazil approaches, the role of football as a catalyst for social and political change is in the news again, but what about revolutionizing the football industry itself.
His accomplishments, both individual and with teams, speak for themselves. There is one thing, however, that Maradona still holds over Messi.
Capable of turning on a sixpence and with flair in abundance, Oscar, 22, is one of an exciting crop of players who helped Brazil lift the Confederations Cup on home soil in 2013.
None of these victories made me as proud of my club as finding out about how my club defied anti-Semitism and the Nazis.
Barcelona's pedigree has taken a hit. The caliber of the Catalans has suffered. Luis Enrique's hire is meant to stop the bleeding, restore confidence and return the club to its rightful place -- and not just back on top of La Liga.