Brazil had accomplished everything else in international soccer, including hoisting five World Cups since 1958, but had never won Olympic gold before Saturday. At home at the Maracanã Stadium, Brazil defeated Germany 5-4 on penalties, with Neymar burying the winning kick. Show More Summary
In an Olympic rematch of the 2014 World Cup semifinal, Brazil beats Germany on penalty kicks.
As the major leagues of European football have drawn to a close for the summer, football fans will now switch their focus to international football. There’s a lot on offer too, with most of the world’s star players playing in atShow More Summary
Last week on the Hacklet I covered coffee hacks. Not everyone likes coffee though. A good portion of the world’s population enjoys a nice cup of tea. Different cultures are rather particular with how they prepare their drink of choice. Show More Summary
The game might be over, but this story isn’t. The Bledisloe Cup is one of the biggest contests in sports you’ve likely never heard about. Every year Australia’s Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks meet in a three-game rugby series that serves as a showcase of two of the best teams on the planet. Show More Summary
2016 Summer Olympics live coverage: Ryan Lochte apologizes for his actions in Rio Aug. 20, 2016, 1:42 a.m. Follow the 2016 Rio Olympics as our crew of reporters and photographers brings you all the action every day. In this spot, we will also highlight the best stories from our crew in Rio. With...
In the climactic scene of the iconic boxing moving “Rocky,” a bloodied and battered Apollo Creed pulls Rocky Balboa close and says “there ain’t gonna be no rematch.” But they do meet again. It’s tough to pass up a rematch. Win once? Maybe you got lucky. Do it again and no one can question who’s...
Dutch artists Dre Urhahn and Jeroen Koolhaas started working in Rio de Janeiro over 10 years ago ? long before the Olympics or the World Cup shed international light on economic inequality plaguing the major Brazilian city. Back then,...Show More Summary
In between the PGA Tour's first two playoff events, some of the top caddies in the world will battle in the World Caddie Matches, a one-day, two-round competition at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. It's a Ryder Cup for caddies before the real thing.
There will be hockey in less than a month. Fiercely played hockey, with the best players in the world playing for their country's honor. If the original news went by without being noticed, here it is again: The World Cup of Hockey takes place from Sept. Show More Summary
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – World Cup winners Germany want to make more history by securing the Olympic double as their men’s and women’s teams battle for football gold. This is the first time teams from the same country will contest both the men’s and women’s finals at an Olympic Games. Show More Summary
From Neymar 's goal to open the scoring after just 15 seconds, to the late penalty notched by the captain in the dying moments, Brazil played with swagger and verve throughout their comprehensive Olympic semi-final victory over Honduras. However,...Show More Summary
Neil McGuinness is one of football's top talent scouts. Currently employed by a national team in the Middle East to recruit players for their World Cup bid, he has previously worked at Celtic and as an independent scout for numerous clubs. We asked Neil to reveal how a player gets signed in the modern game. Show More Summary
Azhar Ali has little more than a year to turn Pakistan's one-day fortunes around and ensure they won't have to face the World Cup Qualifiers
Chicago (AFP) – The United States will play host to New Zealand in an October football friendly in Washington as a warm-up for the start of final-round qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. The Americans will meet the All Whites on October 11 at RFK Stadium in their first friendly since 2003, with the US beating the Kiwis 2-1 in both prior meetings. Show More Summary
Saint Petersburg (AFP) – With the 2018 World Cup less than two years away, Russia is scrambling to resume construction at one of the tournament’s flagship stadiums where labour disputes have threatened to derail efforts to meet deadlines. ...Show More Summary
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Joao Havelange, who expanded soccer’s global reach as FIFA president from 1974 to 1998 but also was found to have profited greatly from bribes related to World Cup television contracts, has died at the age of 100, according to multiple reports out of Brazil. Havelange, a native of Rio de Janeiro who competed as a […]
Is this German World Cup winner on his way to the Emirates? Déjà vu for Arsenal fans Arsenal fans are experiencing déjà vu following the club’s opening day 4-3 defeat to Liverpool on the weekend and a lack of spending in the transfer window. In his latest video, Arsenal Fan TV host Robbie echoes many supporters’ frustrations […]
FIFA as an illiberal and corrupt kleptocracy? That is the legacy of Joao Havelange who ruled FIFA from 1974 to 1998 with an iron fist, transforming the organization into a institution of unsurpassed financial and political clout. Football morphed into a global brand with kickbacks and vote buying as part of that ceaseless commodification. Under […]