Ahead of the Confederations Cup, which begins Saturday in Russia, FIFA has announced a “ground-breaking” procedure for limiting racism and discrimination in soccer. Referees will now be able to abandon a match entirely if fans participate in racist or discriminatory behavior.
The United States Men’s National Soccer Team started out the last round of World Cup qualifiers in the most embarrassing way possible, losing to Mexico at home then getting ripped apart down in Costa Rica. The results were bad, although CONCACAF qualification is generous to say the least, though what was most…
Bosnian soccer federation president Elvedin Begic has officially apologized to his Greek counterpart after a June 9 post-match fight that climaxed when an assistant coach punched Greek forward Giannis Gianniotas so hard that he lost a tooth.
One of the most important decisions shaping the upcoming Premier League season didn’t actually involve any team from England. That decision was in the hands of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which had to rule on Atlético Madrid’s appeal of their FIFA-imposed two-window transfer ban. Though not a direct party to…
Christos FC, an amateur Baltimore soccer team that never practices and is headquartered in a liquor store, is playing a fourth-round U.S. Open Cup match against D.C. United of MLS tonight. In the 23rd minute, Mamadou Kansaye scored on a free kick to give his club a 1-0 lead over the three-time Open Cup champs.
This tearfully happy nonagenarian is one Juan Osorio of Argentina. The very, very longtime (he’s 94 years old) fan of Argie club Independiente Rivadavia was overcome with emotion this weekend when the local boys doubled their lead against Argentinos Juniors in what for Independiente was a big game:
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has officially been charged by Spain’s prosecutor’s office for allegedly failing to pay taxes on €14.7 million of income from the years 2011 to 2014.
Claudio Ranieri, who masterminded the greatest upset in sports history with Leicester City and was fired not even a full year later, is on the precipice of his latest adventure, as he and Ligue 1 club Nantes have reached an agreement for him to become the team’s new manager. Because of a wacky French rule, though, the…
Who will stand beside Michael Bradley in Russia?
Kenneth Udjus, goalkeeper for Norwegian third-tier club Asker, did a very bad thing this weekend when he clattered into the leg of KFUM player Yassin Rfiffi, flat-out destroying the poor guy’s shin. Udjus immediately looked like he wanted to dig a hole to the center of the Earth and build himself a shoddy hut and…
Leigh Griffiths hammered home a pair of free-kick goals in the final five minutes of Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against England today, taking a 2-1 lead only to see the match end in a draw thanks to, yeah, Harry Kane.
Ola Toivonen took advantage of a Hugo Lloris blunder as the Swedish striker (who plays in Ligue 1) hammered in a strike from midfield while the French keeper scrambled, and failed, to stop it as the clock expired on stoppage time at Friends Arena in Stockholm.
Olivier Giroud is no stranger to magnificent goals, and his half-volley bender to put his France side up 1-0 on Sweden today ranks up there with the best of them. (Perhaps in shock, the Frenchmen surrendered a Jimmy Durmaz equalizer minutes later.)
There was, I must admit, a moment there before the start of last night’s crucial USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago World Cup qualifier when I thought it would be better if the U.S. blew the match and the next couple and wound up missing out on next summer’s World Cup.
The English Football Association has fined former Sunderland manager David Moyes £30,000 for threatening comments he made to a female reporter after a match against Burnley in March.
A pair of gorgeous second-half goals by America’s Wonderteen gave the U.S. a 2-0 World Cup qualifier win tonight in Denver over Trinidad and Tobago.
The Saudi Arabian national soccer team, in Australia today for a World Cup qualifying match, did not observe the pregame moment of silence the Australian soccer federation put together to commemorate the victims of last weekend’s terrorist attacks in London. Here’s video of the moment:
Out of favor Manchester City forward Nolito, who started only nine matches last season, wants to leave the club due to his lack of playing time, the difficulty of learning English, and because he doesn’t want his daughter turning into a sallow-faced, English-looking person.
A soccer fan from London said he tried to stop the attackers on London Bridge on Saturday after drinking, he said, “four or five pints, nothing major.” According to the Guardian, the Millwall fan, Roy Larner, was stabbed in the attack and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but is now out of intensive…