Croatia is playing for the World Cup title on Sunday. It is a huge moment, maybe as big as the kick that Zvonimir Boban unleashed during a 1990 soccer riot.
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Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard each scored a goal as Belgium defeated England, 2-0, in the third-place match.
Not having the American team in the tournament robbed officials of an opportunity to re-energize the sport among youth distracted by other diversions.
Watching the World Cup semifinals brought together fans across France, Belgium, England and Croatia who never set foot in Russia.
With Qatar next in line to host the world’s most-watched sporting event, grass and trees are sprouting in the desert and scrutiny is intensifying.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be taking his striking good looks, confident personality and sensational soccer talents to Turin, Italy.
Every four years the World Cup and Wimbledon collide, but rarely in recent decades has the focus of English fans been so divided.
Carsten-Stephan Graf von Bothmer improvises soundtracks as the teams play, capturing the sport’s high drama, and sometimes its slapstick comedy.
If you’re going to adopt a country to root for, why not one you experienced firsthand?
Hoping to avoid irrational exuberance and bad information, scouts no longer view the World Cup as a place to find emerging talent.
Expanding the World Cup field to 48 teams from 32 amounts to “killing the sport,” the Telemundo announcer says. And, no, he doesn’t rehearse his calls, though people ask him to do it all the time.
John Obi Mikel opted not to tell his teammates or coaches. “I knew that I could not let 180 million Nigerians down,” he said.
The Swedish team is more powerful because it is free to be itself — however limited that may be without the superstar — rather than trying to be what Ibrahimovic needed it to be.
The passes are required to get into stadiums and come with perks. But a lot of personal data was collected in a “surveillance economy.”
Should the gambling industry be required to use league-approved “official data”? Britain’s data collection experience provides a preview of the battles to come in the United States.
The Crimean soccer league is neither Russian nor Ukrainian, leaving its teams and its players marooned in sporting purgatory since Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014.
A judge allowed the case against David Duckenfield to go to trial, almost three decades after soccer fans were trampled and crushed to death at a stadium.
The carnival spirit and upsets of the World Cup’s group stage rarely continue in the knockout rounds, but international soccer is more democratic than ever.
Germany’s World Cup loss meant Mexico would live to fight another day — and fans had South Korea to thank.
A Mexican college student ventured to the World Cup with a sombrero and a plan. What he did not have was a match ticket.