1. Ajax and the Fragile Business of Elite Soccer World, Yesterday

    The stumbles of a famed Dutch club are a lesson in fallibility of even the best methods, and a reminder of how fast it can all go wrong at the top of the sport.

  2. Soccer Opens a Door to Russia’s Return, and Faces a Backlash World, Yesterday

    The angry reactions to a vote by European soccer’s governing body to partly lift its ban on Russian teams could be a preview of fights in other sports.

  3. Artists Take the Soccer Field in a ‘Drunk vs. Stoned’ Grudge Match Style, September 26

    In Montauk, an end-of-summer art show and sporting event served as a kind of referendum on two altered states.

  4. El partido semanal de las estrellas del fútbol jubiladas En español, September 23

    Exjugadores de los mejores equipos del mundo se reúnen una vez a la semana a jugar un picado, una cascarita, una pichanga. Ese encuentro informal es su forma de mantener contacto con el deporte de sus vidas.

  5. The Stolen Glory of Spain’s World Cup Champions Sports, September 22

    Players extracted important changes in a bitter battle with their country’s soccer federation. But doing so robbed them of a moment they can’t get back.

  6. Spain Women’s Soccer Team Agrees to Play After Talks Foreign, September 20

    Players’ participation had been in doubt after many signed a letter demanding an overhaul of the Spanish soccer federation in the wake of sexism scandals.

  7. Jennifer Hermoso Excluded From Spain’s Game Roster Foreign, September 18

    The team’s new coach said she was trying to protect Ms. Hermoso, who was forcibly kissed by the Spanish soccer chief. “Protect me from what?” the player responded.

  8. The Game of Their Lives Sports, September 17

    Every week, a group of former pros gathers for what may be the best pickup soccer game in the world. The appeal is a chance to engage with the sport on their terms.

  9. How Coco Gauff Embodies the Biggest Story in Sports Sports, September 17

    As our Sports of The Times columnist moves to a new assignment, he reflects on a recurring theme from his tenure: the rise of female athletes.

  10. FIFA Delays Have Cities Worried About 2026 World Cup Plans Sports, September 15

    With about 1,000 days until the opening game of soccer’s showcase event, U.S. organizers are waiting for answers, and action, from the sport’s governing body.

  11. Selling Saudi Soccer, One Like at a Time Sports, September 15

    The standard of play in the Saudi Pro League doesn’t matter when no one’s watching the games.

  12. Spain’s Women’s Team Demands Full Reorganization of National Federation Foreign, September 15

    The players’ demands came on a day that a restraining order was granted against Luis Rubiales, the former head of the federation, who forcibly kissed a star forward, Jennifer Hermoso.

  13. Players in Spain’s Women’s League Call Off Strike Foreign, September 14

    The breakthrough in the labor dispute, which has delayed the start of the season and has added to a turbulent period in Spanish soccer, was an agreement over minimum pay.

  14. They Shot at Her. They Forced Her From Her Home. She Won’t Stop Fighting for Girls. Sports, September 14

    Khalida Popal helped save Afghan female soccer players from the Taliban. Now she is demanding that world soccer officials let them play for their country again.

  15. Luis Rubiales y el caso de los hombres que dicen que no han hecho nada malo En español, September 11

    Los hombres que se reafirman en sus actos nos sirven como prueba de hasta qué punto la sociedad considera que una mujer debe tolerar abusos.

  16. Rubiales Quits, but Women’s Soccer in Spain Is Still Troubled Foreign, September 11

    After the resignation of the country’s soccer chief, recriminations, accusations and an inquiry remain.

  17. Spain’s Top Soccer Official Resigns Over Unwanted World Cup Kiss Foreign, September 10

    Pressure had been building on Luis Rubiales, with prosecutors opening an investigation, his soccer federation calling for him to step down and FIFA suspending him.

  18. Beware the Men Who Double Down Op Ed, September 9

    People like Luis Rubiales and Donald Trump cannot be shamed for their behavior because they fundamentally believe it is acceptable.

  19. Spain’s Female Soccer Players Strike Over Wage Dispute Foreign, September 7

    The season was scheduled to begin on Friday, but the players refused to play after talks with the league brought no agreement. The dispute comes amid a debate over sexism and soccer in Spain.

  20. Today’s Top News: A Court Order on Texas’ Rio Grande Barrier, and More Podcasts, September 7

    Exclusively from New York Times Audio, our new app.

  21. Bedtime Check-Ins and Verbal Abuse: Women’s Life in Spanish Soccer Foreign, September 6

    More than a dozen women described sexism ranging from paternalism to verbal abuse. “What you really need is a good man,” a former national captain said players were told.

  22. Spain Player Files Criminal Complaint Over Soccer Chief’s Kiss Foreign, September 6

    Jennifer Hermoso has said the kiss from Luis Rubiales, head of the Spanish soccer federation, at the women’s World Cup was not consensual. The scandal has grown into a reckoning over sexism.

  23. Coach of Spain’s Women’s Soccer Team Is Fired Foreign, September 5

    Players had accused the coach, Jorge Vilda, of outdated methods and controlling behavior. His boss, Luis Rubiales, is still embroiled in scandal over a nonconsensual kiss.

  24. Judge Vacates Convictions in Bribery Case Over Soccer Broadcast Deals Metro, September 3

    Hernán López, a former Fox employee, and an Argentine sports marketing company had been convicted of participating in a bribery scheme to secure rights to widely viewed tournaments.

  25. What the N.B.A. May Need: a Soccer-Style Way to Banish Bad Teams Sports, August 31

    Dave Checketts, a former Knicks executive, has seen firsthand the emotional, and financial, power of relegation through his post-N.B.A. career in European soccer.

  26. Today’s Top News: A New Role for Kamala Harris in the 2024 Campaign, and More Podcasts, August 7

    Exclusively from New York Times Audio, our new app.

  27. Grant Wahl Was a Loving Husband. I Will Always Protect His Legacy. Op Ed, January 8

    Anti-vaccine harassment cannot stand.

  28. Your Wednesday Briefing: A Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough N Y T Now, December 13

    Plus Argentina beat Croatia to advance to the World Cup finals.

  29. Your Monday Briefing: The World Cup Semifinals Loom N Y T Now, December 11

    Plus, China’s sluggish economy and the arrest of the Lockerbie bombing suspect.

  30. Your Wednesday Briefing: The U.S. Beats Iran N Y T Now, November 29

    Plus China cracks down on protests and the U.S. pledges more aid to Ukraine.

  31. Your Tuesday Briefing: Anxiety in China N Y T Now, November 28

    Plus Ukraine updates, a U.S.-Iran World Cup preview and a “She Said” interview.

  32. Your Wednesday Briefing: Indonesia’s Death Toll Climbs N Y T Now, November 22

    Plus Saudi Arabia defeats Argentina, Australia loses to France and lockdowns spread across China.

  33. Your Tuesday Briefing: Indonesia’s Deadly Earthquake N Y T Now, November 21

    Plus Iranian players protest at the World Cup and “Neighbours” will start filming again.

  34. Hello, World. It’s Been a While. Styles, August 1

    On the pleasures and pains of joining up with other people after a long, quiet time in the Covid doldrums.

  35. The Sounders Qualified for the Club World Cup. No One Knows When It Is. Sports, May 5

    One prize for Seattle’s Concacaf Champions League title was a chance to face some of the world’s best clubs. When are those games? “No clue,” one FIFA official said.