Soccer

A Chance for Putin to Woo the World, Thanks to Soccer and Trump

2 monthes ago   |   By NYT

A chain of crises made Russia's World Cup charm offensive a tough sell, but President Trump's strains with Europe improved its chances.
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Bolt: I'm an Argentina fan, we have a good chance

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Usain Bolt will be supporting Argentina at the World Cup and the Olympic great believes Lionel Messi can lead the nation to glory. Argentina are considered among the contenders in Russia despite struggling through qualifying, although the likes of Brazil, Spain, Germany and France are more fancied to win the showpiece event. Speaking Tuesday, Bolt said he would be supporting Messi and his team-mates as Argentina - drawn with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D - look for a first World Cup crown since 1986.
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Why is the United States not at the 2018 World Cup? A timeline of USMNT's qualifying disaster

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

With the World Cup about to kick off, a lot of Americans are about to commence their quadrennial tradition of following international soccer. However, once you start paying attention to the coverage (or maybe you already have if you're not a casual fan), you may notice something off. No one is talking about the United States. The reason is simple, so don't overthink it: The United States didn't qualify for the World Cup in Russia this year. So how did this happen after the United States made it to the round of 16 in 2014? What happened in four years that caused the United States to fail to...
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How has soccer changed since the 2014 World Cup?

2 monthes ago   |   By Yardbarker

“Show the world you can be better than Messi”, said Germany manager Joachim Low when he subbed on then 22-year-Mario Gotze in the 88th minute of the 2014 World Cup Final against Argentina. Gotze's match winning goal in the 113th minute off Andre Schurrle's cross was the culmination of a generation of grassroots football foresight and planning. But in an example of how fast the game moves in four years, neither the 26-year-old Gotze nor the 27-year-old Schurrle were named to the current Germany side after each struggled with fitness and form in their years since their Brazil moment.Belgium...
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Atletico and Real Madrid fans have their say on Ronaldo, Modric and Courtois

Atletico and Real Madrid fans have their say on Ronaldo, Modric and Courtois

Altetico and Real Madrid fans have had their say on Cristiano Ronaldo leaving for Juventus as well as Luka Modric's future and Thibaut Courtois move Read more ...

Man City star De Bruyne facing months on sidelines with knee injury

Man City star De Bruyne facing months on sidelines with knee injury

The Premier League champions could be without one of their most influential players after he picked up an injury in training on Wednesday Read more ...

Watch: Texans' DeAndre Hopkins trades punches with 49ers CB Jimmie Ward

Watch: Texans' DeAndre Hopkins trades punches with 49ers CB Jimmie Ward

Houston Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and San Francisco 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward exchanged punches during a joint practice Wednesday. Read more ...

Rape case against Broncos DE Adam Gotsis dropped

Rape case against Broncos DE Adam Gotsis dropped

Prosecutors in Atlanta have dropped a rape case against Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis. Read more ...

Johnny Manziel case spotlights CFL's complicated approach to concussions

Johnny Manziel case spotlights CFL's complicated approach to concussions

The issue of concussions in football, specifically in the CFL, is once again in the spotlight after Montreal quarterback Johnny Manziel took a hellacious hit during last... Read more ...

Costa sets UEFA Super Cup record with first minute goal against Real Madrid

Costa sets UEFA Super Cup record with first minute goal against Real Madrid

The Spain international blasted past Keylor Navas after just 49 seconds to make history in the traditional season curtain-raiser in Tallinn Read more ...

Jaguars star Ramsey backs Colin Kaepernick

Jaguars star Ramsey backs Colin Kaepernick

Jalen Ramsey on why no team will sign Colin Kaepernick. Read more ...

Austin City Council to again try for MLS stadium vote

Austin City Council to again try for MLS stadium vote

Austin moves ahead with MLS stadium deal for potential move by Columbus Crew Read more ...

Kroos slams Ozil's 'nonsense' racism accusations

Kroos slams Ozil's 'nonsense' racism accusations

The Real Madrid star has slammed his former team-mate's claim that institutional racism exists within the German federation Read more ...

Watch: Lionel Messi nets chipped score, gets assist in Barca bout vs. Boca...

Watch: Lionel Messi nets chipped score, gets assist in Barca bout vs. Boca Juniors

Lionel Messi had a goal and an assist in 40 minutes of play before being called off of the pitch on Wednesday in a game against Boca Juniors. Read more ...