There is no reason that any player, white or black, should have to go to a country or a stadium with a history of racist abuse.
The sport was roiled anew after Bulgarian fans made Nazi salutes and yelled monkey chants at England’s players in Sofia on Monday.
Play was stopped twice in England’s 6-0 win, as fans in Bulgaria engaged in racist chants and made Nazi salutes.
Which rivalries are most intense? Can a team have more than one rival? What if the hatred isn’t returned? Two professors wanted answers.
Pubs and police and problems: sometimes the worst thing about England hitting the road for matches in Europe is that its fans go along.
For years, Zeinab Sahafi disguised herself as a man to slip into soccer matches in Iran. But when the government finally opened stadiums to women, she was left out.
The few ticket holders expressed joy at finally being able to share in the passion for the national soccer team, but it was unclear if a ban would be lifted for domestic matches.
My country’s exclusion of its 41 million women from sports stadiums is a clear violation of the organization’s charter and of our human rights.
A feud between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy, the wives of noted English soccer stars, is playing out in the public sphere.
Overwhelming heat and underwhelming crowds have created a memorable world championships, but not for the right reasons.
In other action, Paris St.-Germain and Manchester City won.
With his 31st goal, Vela matched the mark set by Josef Martinez last season.
A new European tournament is a welcome addition for those squeezed out of the Champions League.
A series of rules changes would restrict the money — sometimes tens of millions of dollars in a single deal — that agents can earn when players switch teams.
Thumping the second-place Atlanta United, N.Y.C.F.C. moved a step closer to ensuring that its playoff run would go through Yankee Stadium.
Under the league’s code of conduct for fans, some supporters in Portland were prohibited from attending matches this season after challenging a ban on the Iron Front, an anti-Nazi symbol.
Limits on agents’ commissions and a cap on loans could reshape the international market for players.
It was Messi’s sixth such honor, and the American coach Jill Ellis joined Rapinoe in winning top categories at the FIFA Best awards.
Every year, FIFA asks soccer’s captains and coaches to nominate the best player in the world. It sounds like an easy question. It is not.
Rui Pinto ran a website called Football Leaks and won praise as a whistle-blower. Portugal’s authorities consider him a criminal.
Chelsea is hailing the emergence of three academy products this season, but how many others missed their moment?
Greenland crowns its national champion in the shortest season on earth, a year’s worth of matches, injuries, controversies and celebrations crammed into a single week.
The filmmaker Asif Kapadia (who won an Oscar for “Amy”) cuts through the filler of conventional sports documentaries.
Two Champions League fixtures part ways for a night. Only one seems to know where it’s going.
Barcelona’s dependence on Lionel Messi is its greatest strength. Its continued reliance on him is starting to feel like a weakness.