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  1. Soccer Match Set for Saudi Arabia Puts Its Organizers on the Defensive Sports, Yesterday

    Saudi Arabia’s role in the killing of a journalist is creating uncomfortable dynamics for sports officials eager to feed the kingdom’s growing appetite for sports events.

  2. Steady Amid Another Anfield Storm, Liverpool Advances in Champions League Sports, Yesterday

    Cool rather than chaotic, Liverpool beat Napoli by 1-0 to claim its place in the knockout round of Europe’s most exclusive club competition.

  3. Thai Court Holds Bahraini Soccer Star Who Escaped Persecution World, Yesterday

    The Bahraini man, Hakeem al-Araibi, had been granted refugee status in Australia, but was detained in Thailand after a request from his home country to extradite him.

  4. Ada Hegerberg Would Prefer to Talk About Soccer Sports, Yesterday

    The best women’s soccer player in the world discusses her career, her crowning achievement and the controversy that overshadowed her big moment.

  5. The Original Ronaldo Adjusts to the Owner’s Box Sports, December 10

    In buying a Spanish club, Ronaldo, a two-time World Cup winner with Brazil, is hoping to set a model for a post-career life.

  6. In a Transplanted Final, Even the Copa Libertadores Is Sanitized Sports, December 9

    The game, moved from Argentina after fan violence forced a postponement, retained its drama but not all the color of a true South American championship.

  7. Afghanistan Suspends Five Soccer Officials in Sex Abuse Scandal Foreign, December 9

    The head of the country’s soccer federation, a coach and three administrators were relieved of their duties as authorities investigate accusations of sexual abuse of female players

  8. Hold the Coronation: Manchester City Is No Longer Unbeaten Sports, December 8

    A 2-0 loss to Chelsea actually puts Liverpool atop the Premier League, at least for the moment. And perhaps there will be a real battle for the title.

  9. U.S. Draws Sweden, Thailand and Chile at 2019 Women’s World Cup Sports, December 8

    The Americans, seeking their second straight World Cup title and fourth over all, will open the tournament against Thailand on June 11 in Reims.

  10. For U.S. Soccer, a Coach Who Fit the Profile Sports, December 4

    A list of requirements was created as part of the search for a new national team coach, and that guide led them directly to Gregg Berhalter.

  11. Afghan Women’s Soccer Team Accuses Officials of Sexual Abuse Foreign, December 4

    The government is investigating allegations that players on the national team were abused, including by the head of Afghanistan’s soccer federation.

  12. Ada Hegerberg Won the Ballon d’Or. Then She Was Asked if She Knew How to Twerk. Express, December 3

    The athlete made history on Monday as the first woman to win the Ballon d’Or. Critics saw the question as yet another example of sexism in sports.

  13. Luka Modric Wins Ballon d’Or, Ending Decade of Ronaldo and Messi Triumphs Sports, December 3

    Modric, the Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder, ended a 10-year streak in which either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi took home the award. The results were leaked online before the announcement.

  14. U.S. Soccer Hires Gregg Berhalter as Coach of National Team Sports, December 1

    The long-rumored hiring is now a done deal, ending a search that began with a World Cup qualifying humiliation and dragged on for more than a year.

  15. A Final for All Time, Sacrificed on the Altar of the Modern Game Sports, November 30

    The decision to move the Copa Libertadores final to Spain is a failure of leadership, organization and governance. But it also is a precedent teams and fans may come to regret.

  16. Atlanta United Finishes Off Red Bulls to Reach M.L.S. Cup Sports, November 29

    The Red Bulls won the second game of their conference final, 1-0, but closed their 23rd straight season without an M.L.S. title.

  17. Rescheduled Copa Libertadores Final Will Be Played in Madrid Sports, November 29

    The South American championship, delayed twice because of fan violence in Argentina, will take place at the home of Real Madrid on Dec. 9.

  18. Champions League: P.S.G. Steadies Itself With Win Over Liverpool Sports, November 28

    P.S.G. moved to second place in a tight Group C, while Messi scored one goal and set up another in Barca’s win over PSV.

  19. David Villa Will Leave New York City F.C. Sports, November 28

    Villa, who turns 37 next week, said he would continue his playing career abroad.

  20. Champions League: Fellaini’s Late Goal Helps Manchester United Advance Sports, November 27

    Fellaini scored in stoppage time in United’s 1-0 win over Young Boys to ensure a berth in the tournament’s knockout stages.

  21. All-Argentine Copa Libertadores Final to Be Played Outside Argentina Sports, November 27

    Fan violence caused a game to be postponed, and on Tuesday the South American soccer federation said the game would be held outside the country.

  22. Boca Juniors Requests Disqualification for River Plate in Final Sports, November 26

    Citing its own disqualification in 2015 as precedent, Boca Juniors plan to ask Copa Libertadores organizers to declare them champions.

  23. For Copa Libertadores at a Crossroads, a Weekend to Forget Sports, November 26

    A final between Boca Juniors and River Plate was to be a showcase for Argentine soccer, and for the South American game. Then bus windows were smashed, and the vision fell apart.

  24. Atlanta Thrashes Red Bulls to Seize Control of Conference Finals Sports, November 25

    Josef Martinez, Franco Escobar and Hector Villalba all scored as Atlanta United won the first leg, 3-0, at home.

  25. Boca Juniors vs. River Plate Postponed Again; Final’s Future Unclear Sports, November 25

    The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final in Buenos Aires, delayed a day after the Boca bus was attacked Saturday, was called off again.

  26. Soccer Fans in Buenos Aires Turn Their Passion Into Something Ugly Sports, November 24

    River Plate fans attacked the Boca Juniors’ team bus, injuring players and forcing the postponement of the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final until Sunday.

  27. FIFA Considering Proposal to Stage World Cup Every Two Years Sports, November 24

    South American soccer leaders are behind the proposal, which is under study by world soccer’s governing body.

  28. In Buenos Aires, a Rivalry Stretches Passions to the Limit Sports, November 23

    When the city rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors meet in Saturday’s Copa Libertadores final, all of Argentina will be watching. But on both sides, dreams of victory are matched only by fear of defeat.

  29. Young U.S. Team Falls to Italy in Dave Sarachan’s Final Match as Coach Sports, November 20

    Sarachan, who said it was his last game as the interim coach of the national team, deployed the youngest lineup since the U.S. began keeping records.

  30. Four Years From Its Big Party, Qatar Remains a Soccer Work in Progress Sports, November 20

    Building stadiums and roads has proved far easier than building a team for the tiny Gulf nation. But the 2022 World Cup is coming, and soon enough the scores the matter.

  31. The Dutch Rally to Reach the UEFA Nations League Final Four Sports, November 19

    The Netherlands scored twice from the 85th minute on, forcing a tie that capped a disappointing year for Germany.

  32. Aldyr Schlee, Who Designed the Brazilian Soccer Team’s Iconic Jersey, Dies at 83 Express, November 18

    Mr. Schlee won a contest, though he was skeptical about the rules: The design had to include the blue, green, white and yellow of the Brazilian flag.

  33. Aldyr Schlee, 83, Dies; Created Brazil Soccer Team’s Iconic Jersey Obituaries, November 18

    Mr. Schlee won a contest, though he was skeptical about the rules: The jersey design had to use the blue, green, white and yellow of Brazil’s flag.

  34. Harvesting Roadkill During a Soccer Tournament Well, November 16

    Eating wild food is part of our family life, but our kids also value fitting in and being liked in the ever-changing adolescent theater of normalcy.

  35. U.S., Still Treading Water, Loses to England at Wembley Sports, November 15

    A roster full of promise, but without a permanent coach, looks shapeless, lifeless and directionless in an exhibition game against the English national team.

  36. Past and Present Collide at Wembley, England’s Spiritual, and Spiritless, Home Sports, November 15

    A billion-dollar offer to buy England’s national stadium, which will host a friendly against the United States this week, forced England to confront the idea that it doesn’t need one.

  37. Premier League Names Susanna Dinnage Its Next Chief Executive Sports, November 13

    The move makes Dinnage, the global head of Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet, one of the most high-profile women in sports.

  38. Carli Lloyd Doesn’t Like the View From the Bench Sports, November 13

    The Women’s World Cup kicks off in June, and Carli Lloyd, 36, is focused on playing her way back into the U.S. starting lineup. “There’s a lot that can change in seven months,” she said.