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Winter World Cup?

AP | Posted 07.17.2013 | Sports

GOING, Austria -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter plans to ask the governing body's executive committee to consider moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to ...

Iran Qualifies For 2014 World Cup

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.20.2013 | Sports

-- Australia, Iran and South Korea won spots at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on a dramatic final day of Asian qualifying Tuesday. Australia beat Ira...

Tahiti Soccer Live Tweets Historic Match

Posted 06.19.2013 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing The island nation of Tahiti qualified for the 2013 Confederations Cup by winning their first ever Oceania Nations C...

Togo Players Refuse To Play World Cup Qualifier

AP | Posted 08.12.2013 | Sports

LOME, Togo -- Togo players are refusing to play a World Cup qualifier in Libya after recent violence there led FIFA to move Friday's game from Benghaz...

Barcelona: All the Possessions, Get Robbed

Alan Black | Posted 06.24.2012 | Sports
Alan Black

Barcelona has all the possessions. Seventy-five percent of the play, hundreds of passes, gold ingots embossed with Messi and his ilk. All that treasure waiting to be robbed. It's a perfect plot for some good old London gangsters to exploit.

When Soccer Crowds Get Depressed

Alan Black | Posted 02.18.2012 | Sports
Alan Black

Last weekend presented us with an excellent case study in this horrible affliction. The Bernabeu stadium in Madrid can be a noisy cauldron, But last Saturday, 99 percent of them sat for most of the game in depressive silence.

Zend It Like Beckham

Alan Black | Posted 01.22.2012 | Sports
Alan Black

Beckham is the Zen player of the age. His uncanny production of the crossing arc: a string through the emptiness of the sky.

Moneyball? How About Hairyball?

Alan Black | Posted 01.23.2012 | Sports
Alan Black

Cruelty in song has always been part of the soccer fan, stadium tradition.