To make men’s soccer a more inclusive space, organizers and players must put allyship above profits and winning.
Migrant workers’ rights are indeed an ongoing issue in Qatar – but the country has passed reforms to improve workers’ rights, and it isn’t the only issue to define Qatar.
Staging the spectacle in Qatar has raised rights issues and concerns about the heat. But away from the controversy, there will be the usual mix of sporting moments, supporters’ joy and heartache.
Adidas releases a new ball for every World Cup. At the highest level of play, a ball that behaves in unexpected ways can throw players off. A sports physicist explains the science of this year’s ball.
No amount of technology will ever remove the role of human judgement in refereeing the messy, complex world of football.
As the FIFA World Cup kicks off, researchers take a look at the impact of climate change on the future of soccer.
As the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, a scholar probes questions of identity in the American game. Is Mexico really the US’s ‘other team’?
As the ball that Maradona’s fist helped on its way to the back of the net – with some divine help – goes up for auction, a scholar of soccer explains why that goal means so much.
For years, we’ve taken major sporting events, a public holiday, added alcohol and gambling, then watched domestic violence rates rise. It’s time we did something different.
Puma’s support for Israeli football teams in the occupied Palestinian territories goes against FIFA’s rules.
The US National Women’s Soccer League was recently rocked by revelations of sexual abuse. But research shows that physical and verbal abuse is also disturbingly common in organized sports.
A new report has highlighted ‘systemic’ verbal, emotional and sexual abuse of women’s soccer players. Many feared retaliation if they spoke out, while others didn’t think it was their place.
The AFL grand final is a celebration of a unique game, Australian made and owned, with a goal of competitive balance.
Sports can help prevent the involvement of youth in violent extremism.
The final in Casablanca puts Caf at a crossroads about host nations and venues for matches.
Watching big events, like the Olympics, on television was a key route into fandom.
It’s fair to say the Canadian men’s national soccer team’s victory on Sunday meant something, eh?
Ghanaian footballers chased migration to the US after the removal of Nkrumah as president.
The deadline for formal bids to buy Chelsea FC is March 18. Expect some very rich US businessmen to be in the running.
Soccer’s governing body has long sheltered behind a view that the game is apolitical. Sanctioning Russia over invasion exposes why that doesn’t hold.