The story of the 1944 German national soccer championship game.
How FC Barcelona became the most successful - and most beloved - club in soccer.
In Argentina, where the fútbol underworld controls everything from t-shirt vending to murder, and “rowdy gangs” have turned the stadium into a battleground.
On the strange relationship between Lionel Messi and his Argentinian hometown.
A profile of Mo Isom, a former goalie on the LSU women’s soccer team now trying to kick for the football team.
“Calça de veludo ou bunda de fora.” Why Neymar, one of the world’s best talents hasn’t taken the money and run.
The controversy surrounding the death of Uche Okafor.
Catching “the world’s most prolific criminal fixer of soccer matches.”
As the head of the CBF, Ricardo Teixera rules Brazilian futebol from the top down, controlling everything from the value of championships to broadcast rights. He needs the pull off a flawless 2014 World Cup in order to set the stage for being elected FIFA’s president, but there’s one hitch; the trail of bribes and scandals he has left in his wake.
Whenever you want him to go on the record, Teixeira shushes you and raises a finger to his lips. He addresses men and women alike as “meu amor,” with an exaggerated Rio accent. “Meu amor, it’s all been said about me – that I smuggled goods in the Brazilian national team’s airplane, that there’s been dirty dealing in the World Cup, all those investigations into Nike and the CBF."Translated from the original Portugese.
Argentina’s Lio Messi, the best soccer player on the planet, stands all of 5’7” and needed growth-hormone injections to get there.
On the day of the earthquake, two men went into Haiti’s Soccer Federation headquarters. Only one came out.