Soccer

Brazil's jailed former president criticizes World Cup team

Brazil's jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made his debut as a soccer pundit, writing a column from behind bars in which he criticized Brazil's performance in the team's 1-1 World Cup draw against Switzerland

Engine bursts into flames on plane with WCup team, none hurt

Officials say a flame burst out of an engine of an airplane carrying Saudi Arabia's soccer team to a World Cup host city caught fire during landing, but nobody was hurt

After some early angst, Belgium flashes World Cup potential

During the buildup to its World Cup opener, Roberto Martinez regularly reminded his Belgium squad the challenge was going to be far greater than what was being portrayed as an easy march through the group stage. The first half proved him to be right.

AdChoices Icon

World Cup Episode 3: 'Please God, Give the Goal!'

Soccer's Common-Sense Version of Instant Replay Proves the Tool Can Be Used Without the Delays That Make NFL and MLB Games Difficult to Watch

Seismologists clarify Mexico soccer fans didn't cause quake

Mexico's National Seismological Service says there was seismic activity around the country's capital Sunday, but it wasn't linked to soccer fans celebrating their country's game-winning goal vs. Germany at the World Cup

It's been a journey for Maguire from England fan to player

Harry Maguire has had quite a journey from being a fan in France two years ago at the European Championships to playing for England at the World Cup

Bahr, last living member of team that upset…

Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, has died at age 91

Russian lawmaker wants to ban 'mockery' of soccer…

A Russian legislator says he wants to ban and "mockery" of the national soccer team _ and fine violators 10,000 rubles ($160)

France hopes luck won't be needed to get past Peru

France benefited from good fortune in its World Cup opener but is hoping for a more consistent effort by its top strikers against Peru

World Cup's only black coach says there should be more

Senegal's Aliou Cisse, the only black head coach among 32 at this year's World Cup, says more black coaches are needed for Africa's soccer success to improve

Tick, Tock: Time running out for Messi to deliver…

Time is running out for Lionel Messi to bring Argentina a World Cup title

AdChoices Icon

Kremlin is relieved that no one died in Moscow…

A Kremlin spokesman says the Russian government is relieved that nobody died in a weekend taxi crash in Moscow that injured two Mexican World Cup soccer fans and six other pedestrians

Aussies undeterred by opening loss at the World…

Australia is confident against Denmark despite opening the World Cup with a loss to France

Mexico shakes with excitement over Germany World Cup win

Thousands of exuberant Mexican soccer fans have taken to the streets to cheer their national team's long-shot win against Germany in the team's first match of the 2018 World Cup

Column: Tiny Iceland neutralizes Messi and Argentina

Column: Iceland neutralizes Messi and makes Argentina just the latest soccer power to fail against the least populated nation to ever qualify for the World Cup

Iran v Spain Head-to-Head Preview

Spain were stunned by Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal on matchday one. They'll look to bounce back on Wednesday, when they take on Iran in Group B.

World Cup Day 2: Patriotic Duty _ Make Your Kid…

Former World Cup and current Major League Soccer star Bastian Schweinsteiger explains how a strong commitment to youth development programs enabled Germany to reclaim its place as a soccer superpower

Ronaldo with chance to prove he can also thrive…

Cristiano Ronaldo is out to show he can also dominate on the biggest stage in world soccer

Portugal v Morocco - Head-to-Head Preview

Cristiano Ronaldo will look to back up his opening day hat-trick when Portugal take on Morocco in Group B on Wednesday.

AdChoices Icon

Griezmann and Hernandez sign new Atletico Madrid…

Atletico Madrid have tied Antoine Griezmann down to a new contract until 2023.

Pavard Tidak Ingin Meremehkan Peru

Bek Prancis Benjamin Pavard waspada terhadap ancaman Peru

Pogba Adalah Salah Satu Pemain Hebat - Matuidi

matuidi mengatakan bahwa paul pogba adalah pemain yang hebat