The tournament featured teams from Tibet, North Cyprus, the Isle of Man and many more.
When Senegal face Poland in their first World Cup match in Russia, the whole nation will be roaring them on to victory.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
New research suggests that a football team's rendition of its national anthem says a lot about its level of togetherness.
The Chinese president dreams of World Cup glory. His best first step is to win the right to stage the finals.
Italy failed to make it to this year's tournament – but we should applaud their notion of 'fiero'.
NFL players, historically losers in power struggles with team owners, can retake control of the kneeling-protest issue if they use social media to connect with the public.
The Sun's treatment of Raheem Sterling exposes the ethical failings of its reporting.
Where to draw the line between loyalty to the nation and the struggle for equal rights? A scholar sees parallels between NFL protests and a call for African-Americans to 'close ranks' during WWI.
Political ethics and sports don't match well. The recent deal between Rwanda and Arsenal is potentially a case in point.
The Stanley Cup winner has proven to be a weirdly accurate stock market predictor. That's why we should cheer for the Washington Capitals this year.
The Liverpool FC star striker has inspired a generation of young Egyptians.
Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea Football Club, is facing a delay renewing his British visa.
The Scottish club's move to support women's struggles with menstruation and sport is the first of its kind.
What should have been a great year for Australian soccer has been let down by underwhelming fan interest and a distracting dispute between Football Federation Australia and A-League clubs.
Football clubs are, to a great extent, made up of their sense of history and place.
Arthur Wharton, Walter Tull, Hassan Hegazi, Mohammed Salim and Frank Soo each made footballing history and their stories deserve to be better known.
Whenever Salah scores a goal, he performs sujood, the Islamic act of prostration. Fans' reactions to it underscore the state of British Muslimness today.
Drinking coffee before exercising could make you run faster and lift heavier - if you've the right genes.
Domestic violence services have rightly focused most attention on meeting survivors' needs. Increasingly, though, organizations are involving men and boys in domestic violence prevention.