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The competitors of the robot world cup are creeping closer to the goal of a robotic team that can beat the best human players.
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.
The science behind England's incredible word cup bounce-back.
Good for the brain too.
Boys football via matimix/www.shutterstock.com
Put young children in football or karate class and they concentrate better in the classroom.
Celebrating in style.
While the traditional media peddles sexist stereotypes, social media is leading the charge for equality.
England’s Jodie Taylor prepares to score against Canada in the first half of the quarter final.
England's great run in the Women's World Cup has heightened UK media interest in the tournament. Is it the game-changer that women's sport has been waiting for?
Nadal in training for Wimbledon.
As Wimbledon 2015 gets underway, the writing looks to be on the wall for Rafael Nadal. Will the Spaniard succeed where so many other top athletes have failed?
Tackling the legacy of the men’s game.
The terrible reputation of cheaters, divers, fraudsters and hooligans in the Premier League and beyond may be placing an artificial cap on the growth of the sister sport
Object of desire. The FIFA World Cup.
Alejandro De La Cruz
The US and Swiss cases against FIFA executives are full of drama, but success is not a given. A new model for managing sporting corruption should be considered.
Icons like Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba have made a name for themselves playing overseas.
Africa is perfectly capable of competing with the rest of the world on fields and tracks, and in organisational terms too.
Time to build another locker room?
There is no justification for banning women from men's football. The same is not true in the opposite direction, however.
Don’t trust your emotions.
Play Among Friends Paf
In-play football bets may prove tempting, but they're engineered so that the odds fall firmly in the bookmakers' favour.
Canada celebrates winning goal against China on June 6 in FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Women's football has come a long way, but it is still some distance from competing with the men's game.
Jack Warner: under arrest.
Reform of FIFA is clearly needed, but it must accommodate dissent of the anglo-centric world view.
Eniola Aluko could be a stand-out for England.
The players, matches and teams to watch for Canada 2015.
Women’s football isn’t popular? Pull the other one.
The progressive march of women’s football offers a refreshingly different FIFA story from that which has dominated the headlines over the past few weeks.
Some anti-Blatter activists tied their loathing of him to accusations of “slave labor” in Qatar, the site of the 2022 World Cup.
Blatter's decision to step down shocked the world. We asked a few academics to weigh in on what it means.
US Navy v Gabon
The inside story of an Interpol conference (sponsored by FIFA) on how to use education and research to tackle match fixing and corruption in soccer.