The transfer of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Milan to Paris Saint-Germain provides unprecedented star power and …
Is This Spanish Team the Greatest Soccer Squad of All Time?
La Roja‘s Stunning Euro 2012 Success Enthralls a Depressed Spain
Spain’s national soccer team wins an unprecedented third-straight international title with Sunday’s 4-0 European Championship win over Italy, and gives fans new reason for joy–and hope–amid the crushing euro crisis.
Scoring the Goals That Sank Germany, Balotelli Says it Loud: He’s Black, Italian and Proud
As the first black player to represent Italy at a major tournament, ‘Super Mario’ can’t avoid a confrontation with his country’s racial prejudices
Euro 2012: Why Spain Wins, But Fails to Thrill
Spain’s opponents struggle to score because they don’t see much of the ball – not even to retrieve it from the back of their own net
Euro 2012 Superfan Dies from Sleep Deprivation
Jiang Xiaoshan went 11 nights without sleep to watch the tourney
10 Things We’ve Learned About Soccer from Euro 2012
Some things are apparently worse than racism; the haunting of Cristiano Ronaldo; why England’s team is like Stoke City; and more
Go Home, England: The Curse of Penalty Kicks Strikes Once Again
Utterly outclassed by Italy, but hanging around to lose, again, on PKs.
Hair’s to England’s Soccer Success: Wayne Rooney and the Four-Dollar Hair Gel
In which the British tabloids play up every available opportunity to make a pun.
Portugal vs. Czech Republic: Can Gebre-Selassie Keep Ronaldo Quiet?
The Czech right-back who’ll be marking Portugal’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in Euro 2012’s first quarterfinal is the tournament’s revelation: the unheralded Theodor Gebrie-Selassie is fast, talented and, yes, black.
Half-time Reflections on Euro 2012: Germany Looks Great, Portugal Is Purring and England Expects
The festival of football has mostly been a joy to watch thus far.
Euro 2012: England-France Clash Reprises an International Soccer Paradox
England’s pro league is far stronger than France’s, yet its national team is far weaker