Until the quarterfinals, the tournament has an air of inevitability as the world’s elite clubs roll easily. Will it ever become too top-heavy?
Paris Saint-Germain’s lavish spending has all centered on breaking through in the Champions League, but the club only hit another glass ceiling in the round of 16.
Real Madrid’s longtime president, Florentino Pérez, has kept his critics at bay with a seemingly endless run of trophies. But what happens if the music stops?
Charges against Barry Bennell mushroomed into a scandal that rocked English soccer.
According to an affidavit, a soccer official banned for life after pleading guilty to receiving nearly $1 million in bribes lobbied voters to elect his handpicked replacement.
Carlos Cordeiro, a longtime associate of Sunil Gulati, will take his place. His victory in the balloting culminated an election campaign that was hardly polite.
Riches from Europe’s top club competition have created dynasties in a handful of leagues. But who will watch when the title race isn’t a race at all?
Resolving the conflicts and lawsuits that U.S. Soccer faces will be the first task of its new president. Winning back fans may take a little longer.
Nine Saudi players have headed to Spain ahead of this summer’s World Cup as part of an agreement between the Saudi Arabian soccer federation and La Liga.
In Liverpool and elsewhere, the value of a local star extends far beyond the first team. It helps link a club, even a huge one, to its city.
Eight points out of a Champions League place, Arsenal ought to be in crisis. But the much-hyped signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang soothed some critics, and obscured larger problems.
United States prosecutors are investigating executives involved with bids for major global sporting events run by FIFA, the I.O.C. and the U.S.O.C.
Once soccer’s brightest young thing, Odegaard joined Real Madrid at age 16. But with playing time hard to come by, he moved to the Netherlands, seeking a different route to the top.
“Bruce Arena made decisions that cost us going to the World Cup,” Cameron says.
The Asian Football Confederation, which oversees the region’s Champions League, ruled clubs from Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E. and Qatar would play each other in their respective countries.
Stung by previous incidents of misconduct, soccer’s governing body has reminded voters in a letter not to accept inducements from bidding nations.
Four years after Beckham exercised an option to buy a team in M.L.S., and months after his long search for a stadium site ended, the league welcomed him back as an owner.
The 16-team African Nations Championship may be a second-tier event, but for young players and the agents and scouts who stalk them, it is also a lucrative marketplace for talent.