T/soccer

  1. A 20-0 Soccer Game in Italy Was Men Against Boys Sports, Yesterday

    Cuneo 20, Pro Piacenza 0. It didn’t help that Pro Piacenza had only seven players.

  2. Manchester United and the Siren Song of the Quick Fix Sports, Yesterday

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has thrived since replacing José Mourinho, as have his players. But that does not mean all is right in United’s world.

  3. ‘The Hooligans Were the Club’ Sports, February 17

    The near-collapse of the Polish soccer team Wisla Krakow involved hooligan owners, unpaid bills, police raids and a mysterious savior who arrived with promises but no money. Can one of Poland's greatest players now save the day?

  4. Emiliano Sala’s Grieving Argentine Hometown Bids Farewell World, February 16

    The 28-year-old soccer striker died when the small plane he was traveling in went down in the English Channel.

  5. M.L.S. Commissioner Don Garber Gets Five-Year Contract Extension Sports, February 14

    Garber, who has overseen a wave of expansion that has more than doubled the size of the league since he took over in 1999, will remain through the 2023 season.

  6. Champions League: Tottenham and Real Madrid Post First-Leg Wins Sports, February 13

    Tottenham poured in three goals during the second half against Borussia Dortmund, while Real Madrid got a late winner in a tough battle against Ajax.

  7. Gordon Banks, Goalkeeper Who Made a Famous Save, Is Dead at 81 Obituaries, February 13

    Playing against Brazil in the 1970 World Cup, he somehow stopped a downward header from Pele, who later said the save was among the best he had ever seen.

  8. P.S.G. Outclasses United, at Last Blending Grit With Its Goals Sports, February 12

    Paris St.-Germain motored past Manchester United without Neymar and Edinson Cavani. It will need them back eventually, but on Tuesday it didn’t matter.

  9. Manchester City Delivered a Lesson. Will Chelsea Learn This Time? Sports, February 10

    A 6-0 thumping by Manchester City led to renewed talk that Chelsea would fire its manager, that it would start over again. But change isn’t always the answer.

  10. At Ajax, One Star Goes, Another Is Going, and More Are Always Coming Sports, February 9

    Ajax has always produced young talents like Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt and then sent them off to bigger clubs. Now they just have to do it faster.

  11. Soccer Pioneers, Priced Out by Progress Sports, February 8

    Doncaster Belles used to be women’s soccer royalty, champions of England and a fixture in the F.A. Cup final. Now, as investment floods into the women’s game, a new history is being written without them.

  12. Dorm Fire Kills 10 Young Players in Brazil, Sending Shudder Through Soccer World World, February 8

    The blaze broke out in the early morning at a training center in Rio de Janeiro for teenage players at Flamengo, one of the most famous clubs.

  13. It’s an Anti-Fascist Thing: How an Obscure German Team Gained a Brooklyn Cult New York, February 7

    The curious case of a bike-messengers’ dive bar that is devoted to F.C. St. Pauli, a minor-league soccer club from Hamburg.

  14. Body of Soccer Star Emiliano Sala Is Recovered From English Channel World, February 7

    The British authorities said a coroner had identified the body of Mr. Sala after it was retrieved from the small plane that crashed into the English Channel last month.

  15. Manchester City Claims 1st Place, for Now, by Topping Everton Sports, February 6

    City pulled ahead of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory, though Liverpool holds a game in hand.

  16. Liverpool’s Premier League Lead Slips After Draw at West Ham Sports, February 4

    The club’s lead over second-place Manchester City is down to just 3 points after a tie against 11th-place West Ham.

  17. Video Shows Undersea Wreck of Plane that Carried Soccer Star Emiliano Sala World, February 3

    Officials said a body could be seen in the plane, which was found at the bottom of the English Channel, but they did not say if it was Mr. Sala’s or the pilot’s.

  18. Three Tap-Ins and Manchester City Is Back to Its Old Self Sports, February 3

    Manchester City past Arsenal, 3-1, behind three Sergio Agüero goals that were straight off Pep Guardiola’s drawing board.

  19. U.S. Keeps Gregg Berhalter’s Record Perfect in Win Over Costa Rica Sports, February 2

    Sebastian Lletget had a goal and an assist in an emotional return, helping Berhalter become the third to win his first two games as men’s national team coach.

  20. Ejection Letters Crosswords & Games, February 2

    Natan Last, let’s go to the videotape.

  21. Ejection Letters Crosswords & Games, February 2

    Natan Last, let’s go to the videotape.

  22. Qatar Beats Japan to Win Asian Cup Sports, February 1

    Qatar, which will host the 2022 World Cup, claimed its first major soccer championship with a 3-1 victory over Japan in Abu Dhabi.

  23. Ahead of Qatar World Cup, a Gulf Feud Plays Out in the Shadows Sports, February 1

    Public relations consultants, Gulf financing and whispered tips: Leaked emails and documents offer a window into a behind-the-scenes campaign to sabotage the 2022 World Cup.

  24. U.A.E. Accuses Qatar of Fielding Ineligible Players at Asian Cup Sports, January 31

    Beaten on the field by Qatar, the United Arab Emirates has asked Asian Cup organizers to investigate its rival’s leading scorer, Almoez Ali, and another player.

  25. Soccer Player’s Detention Poses ‘Historic Test’ for Global Sports World, January 31

    The fate of a Bahraini soccer player jailed in Thailand has raised questions about the power of sports to protect its players.

  26. Seat Cushions Believed to Be From Plane Carrying Emiliano Sala Are Found World, January 30

    The Argentine soccer player and his pilot disappeared over the English Channel last week as he was making his way to Wales to join his new soccer club.

  27. Pound Notes, Canned Soup and Common Goals Sports, January 30

    As the needs of Britain’s poor have soared under government austerity programs, soccer clubs and their fans have emerged as an unlikely (and vital) resource for local food banks.

  28. With Shoes and Insults Flying, Qatar Beats U.A.E. and Advances to Asian Cup Final Sports, January 29

    The Qataris, who will host the World Cup in 2022, routed one of their main geopolitical rivals, the United Arab Emirates, 4-0, enraging the home fans.

  29. P.S.G.’s Neymar Joins Growing Champions League Injury List Sports, January 28

    A fracture in his right foot has dealt a blow to Paris St.-Germain’s hopes of winning the competition for the first time.

  30. Gregg Berhalter Wins Debut as U.S. Coach With Lineup Full of First-Timers Sports, January 27

    Djordje Mihailovic and Christian Ramirez scored in their first national team appearances in a victory against Panama before a home crowd of less than 10,000.

  31. European Methods on an Argentine League Budget Sports, January 26

    Embracing scouting strategies now common elsewhere and an ambition bigger than its wallet, Racing Club rides a new plan into first place.

  32. How a Global Reputation Is Changing an Amateur Derby Sports, January 24

    In the Netherlands, thousands of fans turn up every year to watch IJsselmeervogels play S.V. Spakenburg. But can a local derby lose some of its spark when it earns a place on the soccer tourism circuit?

  33. Search for Emiliano Sala and Pilot Is Called Off World, January 24

    The plane carrying the Argentine soccer player and the pilot David Ibbotson went down in the English Channel on Monday evening.

  34. ‘I’m So Afraid’: Emiliano Sala Reportedly Sent Message From Plane World, January 23

    The soccer player contacted friends from a flight that later vanished over the English Channel, saying the aircraft seemed to be “falling to pieces.”

  35. When Is a Hacker a Whistle-Blower? In Football Leaks Case, a Hungarian Judge Will Decide Sports, January 23

    For years, the website Football Leaks tormented the elites of world soccer. Now the Portuguese man behind it has been arrested, and his fate could hinge of Hungary’s definition of “whistle-blower.”

  36. Emiliano Sala, Cardiff City Striker, Feared Dead After Plane Disappears World, January 22

    A soccer player who recently moved to the English Premier League club was aboard a flight that disappeared over the English Channel on Monday.

  37. FIFA’s Boss Wants to Remake the Game. Europe Wants No Part of It. Sports, January 22

    Gianni Infantino, FIFA’s president, has spent months pushing a plan to add two tournaments to the global soccer calendar, but European officials have been stubborn.

  38. Film in His Blood, a Soccer Revolution in His Plans Sports, January 21

    The Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is pressing for changes that would punish teams that he feels don’t take their responsibilities seriously.