FIFA has never been free of political interference and controversies since its inception in 1904.
Scandal-plagued FIFA says it's committed to reform. Changing the way World Cup hosts are selected would be a start.
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.
The Chinese president dreams of World Cup glory. His best first step is to win the right to stage the finals.
Political ethics and sports don't match well. The recent deal between Rwanda and Arsenal is potentially a case in point.
Beitar Jerusalem has always attracted the outsiders, the oppressed and the victimized – Israel's 'forgotten Jews.'
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.
Drinking coffee before exercising could make you run faster and lift heavier - if you've the right genes.
The Brisbane Roar’s woes are the least of the Bakrie Group’s concerns, writes Nasya Bahfen.
The combination of changing your manager early enough and forking out on transfers could be the difference between relegation and Premier League survival.
He's used to ruling on the soccer field, but how will George Weah tackle the job of Liberian president?
Russian officials will be hoping that excitement about one of the world's biggest sporting events generates some goodwill for the country.
At the height of the Vietnam War, the Holt government agreed it would be a good idea if the national football team took part in a tournament in Vietnam to boost morale.
In a system that's far better at identifying the best payers than finding the best players, the pipeline of talent gets choked out by costly tournament and team fees.
Everyone can stop talking about money for a few months. But expect more records to be set next year.
In 25 years of the Premier League, things have changed, but it's an ongoing battle.
It’s worth defending the principle that the national governing body, not the clubs and not the states, should run football in Australia.
Les Murray helped football transform itself from a predominantly migrant activity in Australia into what he loved to call 'the world game'.
As Senegal mourns the victims of the Demba Diop football stadium crush and searches for answers, it is to be hoped that lessons are learned, and consequences are swift.