The Samurai Blue’s loss against Croatia showed that scoring penalties is a distinct art.
Following decades of economic turmoil and civic distrust, Argentines place the weight of their nation’s hopes on a World Cup win
World Cup pub crowds capture the promise and potential of an emerging stateside fandom
In Saturday’s World Cup–eliminating defeat, the U.S. men’s team revealed its shortcomings against the old-world sophistication of the Netherlands.
The team’s advancement to the World Cup round of 16 is poised to shape an entire generation of South Korean soccer.
Belgium’s elimination from the World Cup showed that sometimes, for no apparent reason, the ball just won’t go in.
Twelve years ago, Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez blocked Ghana’s shot at the semifinals with a handball. On Friday, they’ll get a chance to bite back.
This World Cup could pose the gravest threat yet to the Islamic regime.
The captain of the U.S. soccer team is the latest in a long line of sports stars who have had to wrestle with a complex legacy on the world stage.
Sometimes progress is measured in ties.
England’s game is America’s, for now. But the Qatar World Cup shows that no undisputed set of values can unite us all.
Argentina’s World Cup upset underscores the ambivalence of watching this year’s tournament.
Holiday-season play makes this World Cup a family affair.
An ode to the greatest footballer ever to play the game, on the eve of what is likely his last World Cup
After decades of playing catch-up, the U.S. men’s team finally emerges as a World Cup contender.
The secretary of state discusses his lifelong love of soccer and humanitarian concerns about this year’s World Cup.
This is an event of such astoundingly obvious wrongness that doing the right thing is easy.
The absurd spectacle of a tiny Gulf petrostate hosting the world’s premier tournament reveals the ugly side of “the beautiful game.”
In this episode of Radio Atlantic, the staff writer Clint Smith talks about the complicated feelings he has for soccer, and which teams and players shaped his love of the sport.
Staff writers Franklin Foer and Clint Smith talk about which teams they’re rooting for in the 2022 World Cup, and give a lesson about one of the most storied teams in soccer.