“These are the dictators and colonialists who want to impose their lifestyle on others.”
— MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, president of Iran, speaking out against a FIFA ban on headscarves that led the Iranian women’s soccer team to …
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.
Because you can never start planning too early, right?
If they say a week’s a long time in politics then it’s surely an eternity when it comes to the machinations involved in landing a coveted World Cup in soccer.
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?
Perhaps the referee gaffe in Sunday’s England-Germany group game was a good thing.
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.