‘Der Klassiker’ does have a nice ring to it
Africa’s celebration of the beautiful game has ugly consequences for club sides in Europe
Kevin-Prince Boateng’s walk-off could change the game
Why the World Club Cup has become a glorified exhibition
A soccer official claims that the game has been “stolen” from England. Here’s why that argument is flawed.
Not only he is the most gifted soccer player of his generation but Argentina and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has once again been recognized as such by his peers and journalists. But was he truly deserving of FIFA’s top award?
Note to FIFA: As you’re clearly happy to throw domestic soccer into chaos, why not double the size of the goal and allow everyone to use their hands while you’re at it?
If ever there was a time for soccer’s main man to keep the funnies to himself, it would be now.
One day on from the desperate disappointment of missing out on hosting a first World Cup since 1966, the anger has barely subsided in England over FIFA’s decision to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia.
There’s a great saying in soccer that’s sometimes heard when one side puts in a particularly poor performance: they just didn’t show up. But what if a team truly didn’t and yet the match still somehow took place?
Now that the euphoria has faded – perhaps ever so slightly – following America’s remarkable 1-0 win over Algeria in the World Cup, it’s time to look ahead. And believe it or not, on paper, the U.S. is a favorite to reach the semifinals.
The only thing more frustrating than the controversial late-game foul call by Malian referee Koman Coulibaly, which cost the U.S. a miracle comeback victory against Slovenia (the Americans settled for a thrilling 2-2 tie), might be FIFA’s failure to explain went wrong. Coulibaly refused to comment on the call after the game – in fact, …