Can we trust expert football predictions? Perhaps, but it's variable.
Sports fans are of two types: purists and partisans. The attitudes of both can affect the game. An expert explains which one you are and what that means.
FIFA has never been free of political interference and controversies since its inception in 1904.
The 17-year-old prodigy thrilled the world and set the scene for Brazil's decades-long dominance of the World Game.
The true bane of an organisation is a lack of engagement and job satisfaction among its employees. World Cup mania could actually help.
Scandal-plagued FIFA says it's committed to reform. Changing the way World Cup hosts are selected would be a start.
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.