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Real-PSG and Barcelona-Chelsea in the Champions League

The last 16 will feature marquee match-ups for the two Spanish giants.

On Soccer: Three Points and Six Words: ‘We Won Because We Were Better’

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City won by 2-1 at Manchester United, the surest sign yet that, even with half the season to go, the Premier League title is City’s to lose.

M.L.S. Cup: Toronto F.C. 2, Seattle 0: Toronto F.C. Wins M.L.S. Cup, and a Little Redemption

Jozy Altidore’s goal in the 67th minute and a goal by Victor Vazquez in injury time delivered the victory over the Seattle Sounders in a rematch of last season’s title game.

Clint Dempsey on His Heart, His Career and Another Chance at a Title

Dempsey, 34, will lead the Seattle Sounders in a rematch of last season’s MLS Cup, a game he missed while under treatment for an irregular heartbeat.

Report Into FIFA Raises Questions About Ethics Investigator

FIFA’s chief ethics enforcer failed to disclose a friendship with Colombia’s disgraced former soccer president, according to a report from one of Europe’s ruling councils.

Hope Solo Joins Race for U.S. Soccer President

The former national team goalkeeper said, “I know exactly what U.S. Soccer needs to do, I know exactly how to do it, and I possess the fortitude to get it done.”

On Soccer: Style Points? José Mourinho Tracks His on the Scoreboard

Mourinho, who will lead Manchester United against Manchester City on Sunday, considers victory — not the way it was achieved — his primary concern.

UEFA Will Reject A.C. Milan Plan for Turnaround

A.C. Milan appears to have failed to convince UEFA’s auditors that its Chinese owner can finance a turnaround that is in compliance with Financial Fair Play rules.

Champions League: 5 English Teams Advance With Liverpool Rout

Liverpool beat Spartak Moscow, 7-0, as England became the first country to have five clubs in the knockout stage of the competition.

Kathy Carter Joins a Crowded Race for U.S. Soccer President

Carter, the president of Soccer United Marketing, has decades of experience in selling American soccer. She is the eighth announced candidate for the post.

Champions League: Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain Win Groups

Roma and Barcelona also clinched spots at the top of their groups, while Atlético Madrid was eliminated after reaching the final in two of the last four years.

Club World Cup: Real Madrid, Sure, but Moroccans and New Zealanders, Too

The Club World Cup, getting underway Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, is nominally a huge event: the world championship for clubs. Just about every soccer team in the world is eligible.

Sunil Gulati Won’t Run for Re-Election as U.S. Soccer President

Gulati, the president of the federation, said he would not seek a fourth term in the election in February.

At World Cup Draw, Doping Questions Shadow Mutko, and Russia

Vitaly Mutko expressed frustration at questions on doping as the lineup for the World Cup, the most-watched event in sports, was completed.

On Soccer: Applause at the Draw, but Will Russia Keep Cheering?

The host country got a favorable draw, but it will be up to other teams, and to FIFA, to make the best of the situation if the Russians go out early.

World Cup 2018 Draw: Live Updates and Analysis

FIFA will place the 32 qualified teams for next summer’s World Cup into their first-round groups on Friday.

2018 World Cup Draw: 32 Teams, 1 Goal

Friday’s draw for the 2018 World Cup will sort the field of 32 countries into eight first-round groups. How they got to Russia, and what they expect when they get there, is different for each of them.

World Cup 2018 Draw: How It Works

The draw placing teams into groups for next summer’s World Cup in Russia will be held Friday at the Kremlin.

Ahead of World Cup, Fans Are Warned About Homophobia and Racism in Russia

An anti-discrimination organization that has partnered with FIFA to control fan behavior at the World Cup has issued warnings to gay and transgender fans and people of certain races.

On Soccer: How 2 Kidney Transplants Yielded Real Madrid’s ‘Secret Weapon’

Terry Nelson, the inventor of the buoyancy suits used by many of the world’s top clubs and teams, found that training in water helped him move forward after his transplants.

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