T/soccer

  1. At UEFA, Mounting Concern About A.C. Milan’s Murky Finances Sports, November 22

    UEFA will decide early next month whether A.C. Milan, a seven-time European champion, has the financial resources to re-enter its continental championships should it play its way back in.

  2. Nasser Al-Khelaifi Discussed Buying Company Linked to Bribes Sports, November 21

    The influential Qatari soccer executive accused of bribing FIFA’s second in command negotiated to buy a sports company at the center of a federal corruption case.

  3. At West Brom, Tony Pulis’s Game of Substance Goes Out of Style Sports, November 21

    Pulis’s pragmatic approach led to adequate results for West Bromwich but also led to disaffected fans and, ultimately, his firing this weekend.

  4. Debate at the FIFA Trial: Witness Tampering or Itchy Skin? Sports, November 17

    Prosecutors argued that two apparent throat-slitting gestures made by a defendant were an attempt to intimidate. A defense lawyer said his client had to scratch his neck.

  5. China’s Soccer Push Puts a Storied Team Under Murky Ownership Business, November 16

    Fans of Italy’s A.C. Milan greeted its new owner as a savior. Today, as the debt-burdened team bleeds money, questions swirl around its new benefactor.

  6. French Rivals Hope P.S.G.’s Spotlight Has Room for Them Sports, November 17

    In France’s top league, a few teams argue that mere association with the biggest, richest team on the block will be good for business.

  7. FIFA Trial: Notable Moments From First 4 Days Sports, November 16

    On day four of the United States’ corruption case focused on international soccer, a convicted businessman from Argentine testified against three former officials.

  8. Brazil’s Indicted Soccer Leader Planning to Keep His Job Sports, November 15

    Two years after U.S. authorities indicted him in the sprawling FIFA corruption case, the president of Brazil’s soccer federation, Marco Polo Del Nero, remains in post. He wants to keep it.

  9. Australia and Peru Claim Final Spots in World Cup Sports, November 15

    Mile Jedinak led Australia into next year’s World Cup with a deflected free kick and two penalties in a 3-1 victory, and Peru beat New Zealand at home. 2-0.

  10. In Ruins of Italy Defeat, Rage Collides With Reality Sports, November 15

    The instinct to follow a seismic shock with seismic change, to assume all is rotten and must be destroyed, ignores the reality that Serie A is the most vibrant it’s been in years.

  11. North Korean Soccer Talent Tests Defenses and Sanctions Sports, November 15

    Some government officials in Italy wonder if a group of North Korean soccer players there are free from the control of their government.

  12. United States Ties Portugal to Begin the Task of Rebuilding Sports, November 14

    The U.S. men’s national soccer team, still reeling from its failure to qualify for next summer’s World Cup, delivered an encouraging performance with a young squad.

  13. FIFA Trial: Fox Sports Accused of Playing Role in Bribing Officials Sports, November 14

    Alejandro Burzaco, the former head of a marketing firm in Argentina, said Fox and other broadcasters were involved in a bribery scheme to secure rights for tournaments.

  14. Italy Fails to Qualify for the World Cup, and a Nation Mourns Foreign, November 14

    For the soccer-crazed country, it was perhaps the lowest point in 60 years — a humiliation, wrapped in a tragedy, enveloped in an apocalypse.

  15. FIFA Trial Opens With References to Cash Drops and Bag Men Sports, November 13

    The federal government on Monday began presenting its case against the former top soccer officials from Brazil, Paraguay and Peru in federal court in Brooklyn.

  16. Italy Misses World Cup as Sweden Wins Playoff Sports, November 13

    Sweden played Italy to a scoreless tie in Milan, claiming a World Cup berth. Italy will miss the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

  17. Croatia and Switzerland Clinch World Cup Berths Sports, November 12

    Both teams earned scoreless draws in the second legs of their playoff series to earn spots in next summer’s tournament in Russia.

  18. How Stephen J. Dubner, of ‘Freakonomics’ and ‘Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,’ Spends His Sundays Metropolitan, November 10

    The journalist and podcast host spends time with his teenage children, watches soccer, preparing Sunday dinner, and tries out weird foods.

  19. Disputed Penalty Kick Gives Switzerland a Win in World Cup Playoff Sports, November 9

    Switzerland was awarded a penalty kick after a ball appeared to hit the shoulder of a Northern Irish player and converted it for a 1-0 victory.

  20. The Biggest Obstacle for Young British Coaches? Old British Coaches Sports, November 9

    Sam Allardyce, 63, who regularly bemoans the lack of opportunities for young British coaches, looks set to take yet another Premier League job for himself.

  21. The Biggest Obstacle for Young British Coaches? Old British Coaches Sports, November 9

    Sam Allardyce, 63, who regularly bemoans the lack of opportunities for young British coaches, looks set to take yet another Premier League job for himself.

  22. New-Look U.S. Team Gathers to Clean Up a Mess It Didn’t Make Sports, November 8

    A change in personnel did little to dissipate the thick cloud of trauma that hung over the U.S. national team Wednesday as it gathered in Portugal to take its first steps into a yearslong competitive purgatory.

  23. Britain’s Biggest Soccer Agency May Be for Sale Sports, November 8

    Stellar Group, the player agency that represented Gareth Bale in his world-record move to Real Madrid, has spoken to several suitors.

  24. A Night in Belgrade With an Undercover Crowd Monitor: ‘Try to Act Casual’ Sports, November 7

    Next Year’s World Cup will be the first with an anti-discrimination monitor at every match. A Times reporter spent an evening with one at a testy game in the Balkans to see how a tough job gets done.

  25. Kyle Martino Enters Race for U.S. Soccer President Sports, November 6

    Martino, a former national team player, will leave his high-profile job as a commentator on NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage to enter the field bidding to unseat Sunil Gulati.

  26. N.Y.C.F.C. and Red Bulls Crash Out of Playoffs Despite Wins Sports, November 5

    Each team was hurt by a deficit in the first leg of its two-leg conference semifinal series, N.Y.C.F.C. against Columbus and the Red Bulls against Toronto.

  27. The Referee Would Like You to Watch the Game, Not Her Sports, November 4

    Bibiana Steinhaus, the first woman to referee a soccer match in a top European league, acknowledges her pioneering status but does not embrace it.

  28. New Candidate and Palace Intrigue Shake Up U.S. Soccer Election Sports, November 2

    A top deputy to Sunil Gulati is bidding to replace him as U.S. Soccer president, while the federation’s board moves to change the role itself.

  29. Houston Astros Make History with City’s First Baseball Championship Sports, November 2

    Hakeem Olajuwon, Sheryl Swoopes, Gordie Howe: The Astros’ victory in the World Series was far from Houston’s first sports championship. Here’s a look back.

  30. Champions League: Tottenham Stuns Real Madrid Sports, November 1

    Madrid lost its first group stage game in five years as Deli Alli scored two goals for Tottenham.

  31. Champions League: P.S.G. and Bayern Munich Clinch Knockout Round Spots Sports, October 31

    P.S.G. routed Anderlecht and Bayern beat Celtic as both teams ensured that they would make it out of the group stage.

  32. In Praise of Soccer’s Jack-of-All-Trades, Now Making a Comeback Sports, October 31

    In an era of bigger squads and multimillion-dollar specialists, Champions League managers are rediscovering the value of a pro who can play multiple positions.

  33. A Spotlight-Averse Striker Can’t Seem to Stay Out of It Sports, October 30

    Bradley Wright-Phillips is a two-time M.L.S. scoring champion but insists he would prefer it if he could “score goals and nobody saw or even spoke about it.”

  34. Revulsion in Italian Soccer Over Anti-Semitic Taunts Foreign, October 26

    Fans of Lazio, a Rome team, have been condemned for used a smiling image of Anne Frank to insult the supporters of a crosstown rival.

  35. How Did a Tiny Swiss Company Quietly Secure Valuable World Cup TV Rights? Sports, October 26

    A subsidiary of Grupo Televisa, a giant Mexican television network, is under scrutiny in a corruption probe.

  36. Red Bulls Advance With Win Over Chicago Fire Sports, October 25

    The Red Bulls got two goals within the first 11 minutes and cruised to an easy victory, advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals against Toronto F.C.

  37. Guatemalan Soccer Executive Gets 8 Months in FIFA Corruption Case Sports, October 25

    On Wednesday, Héctor Trujillo became the first of scores of convicted soccer officials and businessmen to be punished in the case.