The Italian manager cut his coaching teeth at tiny clubs in the small towns near where he grew up. He’ll carry the lessons he learned into his first season in the Premier League.
As the new European soccer season opens, there are more ways than ever for an American fan to watch. Maybe too many.
Liverpool made a thrilling run to the Champions League final last season. Now, after a summer of spending, the club needs to deliver some trophies.
Alisher Usmanov agreed to sell his 30 percent stake in the English Premier League team, clearing the way for Stan Kroenke to take the club private.
After a record-setting season, Pep Guardiola and Manchester City try to set themselves apart again.
Bayern Munich forked over at least $13.5 million for Vancouver’s Alphonso Davies. M.L.S. hopes this is the start of a windfall.
The striker from Venezuela is averaging a goal per game for Atlanta, which has the best record in the league.
The Portuguese soccer star will pay about $22 million in back taxes and fines, but will avoid serving any time in jail.
“I’m a German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose,” wrote Mr. Ozil, who was born in Germany to parents who had immigrated from Turkey.
Ozil, whose family is from Turkey, responded to criticism over his posing with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the World Cup and announced he was quitting.
Los Angeles F.C. defeated the Portland Timbers, 3-2, in the quarterfinals. But the presence of too many foreign-born players might disqualify it.
Belligerent parents have caused a severe shortage of referees. Now some of them are being publicly shamed.
What this year’s tournament taught us about the upending of the global order and the conflicts between nationalism and globalization.
As much as I love this tournament, I know that it can’t last forever.
The sprinter, an eight-time Olympic champion, will try out with the Central Coast Mariners, the smallest club in Australia’s A-League.
A gift of a soccer ball was a metaphor for the gamesmanship that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has been playing with President Trump, and, analysts said, the points he has been scoring.
France’s triumph in the World Cup was powered by immigrants from the hardscrabble suburbs. It’s time for the Macron government to bring long-awaited economic opportunity to those neighborhoods.
Ignorance is bliss, but untenable. Temporary distraction, however, is quite nice.
The delirium expressed since the men’s soccer team captured the trophy has been a boost for supporters of multiculturalism.
France might be the big winner of the World Cup, but several teams and players can walk away with a smile. Others aren’t smiling so much.
A comparison between the 1980 Summer Olympics and this year’s World Cup is not perfect, but there are parallels to study.
France always felt out of place in Russia, winning with an air of cultivated detachment, as though it were competing in a completely different tournament.
Four people ran onto the field dressed in police uniforms during the second half of the game, and the activist group claimed responsibility and made a list of demands.
From the Champs Élysées to the low-income Paris suburbs that many of the French team’s stars call home, the country rallied behind “Les Bleus” for the big game against Croatia.
Cyberattacks. “Little green men.” Frozen conflicts. These are just a few of the tactics Russia and its leader, Vladimir V. Putin, have used to try to disrupt the world order.
Led by Kylian Mbappé and Paul Pogba, France brings home its second World Cup trophy, 20 years after winning its first.
The agony and ecstasy of watching the games at various bars and cafes in New York City.
In Paris, Moscow, New York and Chicago, fans took to the streets to celebrate the World Cup’s champion.
Witness in 360 video as fans in Paris celebrate the French team’s victory in the World Cup final.
We have combined all 169 impassioned cries by Telemundo's announcers into one lung-bursting goal call.