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The beautiful game has never seemed uglier. But it also can bring joy and togetherness, even to the most desperate.
There are deep issues with the structure in which elite referees in England operate.
A protester holds up a sticker reading ‘boycott’ during anti-Olympic protests in Brazil.
Protests against the Rio Olympics must be understood in the context of the growing global reaction to both the way these mega-events are organised and the entities promoting them.
Bolivia midfielder Jhasmani Campos deflects a pass from Argentina forward Sergio Aguero.
To celebrate 100 years of football’s oldest international competition, South American fans have flocked north, sticking two fingers up to Donald Trump.
French authorities investigating.
There are days when you just want to think about buttercups and Jamie Vardy.
New FIFA president, Gianni Infantino is tasked with reforming football’s governing body.
After years of being dogged by scandal, football's governing body has the chance to demonstrate it is serious about reform.
Another day, another trophy.
Whether the women's U.S. soccer team wins its fight for pay equity, its existence alone shows just how much has already been won.
But who’s the favourite?
FIFA stands on the cusp of a new era. Here are the chances of the men who want to take on the challenge.
Hosting a mega-event isn't all it's cracked up to be - and now some cities are starting to say 'no'.
We’ve entered the home straight to Euro 2016.
As football grapples with numerous scandals, the Euro 2016 draw brings a welcome focus on the game itself rather than on the intrigue of its boardrooms.
A boy plays next to a football centre in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township.
Tokyo Sexwale, one of the candidates for football's top job, has pledged to end what has been called 'football's slave trade'.
A fresh start? The first ball is bowled during the first day-night test match in Adelaide between Australia and New Zealand.
What can the International Cricket Council learn from FIFA and the IAAF? Plenty.
Billionaire Frank Lowy was done like a dinner in the shark-infested waters of international football, led by Sepp Blatter (right).
Despite Australia squandering $43 million on a failed bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Lowy football dynasty lives on.
FIFA, world football’s governing body, continues to be embroiled in scandal.
The recent untoward behaviours in sport are not limited to athletes alone. Rather, there are allegations of corruption throughout sports systems.
Political goals for Russia’s gas giant.
What does Gazprom hope to achieve with its deep and generous relationship with football?
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Rio 2016 promised much, but with just one year to go Brazilians are still waiting for it to deliver...
Beijing celebrates being selected as hosts of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Whatever hoo ha about human rights and corruption gets attached to the Chinese Winter Olympics victory, it won't be allowed to detract from the event itself.
They won the gold, but where’s the money?
As I watched the Women’s World Cup final recently with my family, my 11-year-old son, who plays on a local soccer team, remarked that he was amazed at how quickly and how often the US team scored. “Seriously…
From more charitable times.
The race to become the new FC Barcelona president reaches a climax this weekend, and there is more at stake than football.
Thoughtless tweets and unfair conditions didn't hold women back – but they still deserve better.