Inequalities are especially pronounced in English youth soccer, where only a handful of clubs have kept training open for future female professionals, while boys at the same level play on.
The authorities searched the home and offices of the soccer hero’s doctor as part of an investigation into the circumstances of his death last week.
From Ariel Ortega to Lionel Messi, dozens of players have been hailed as the next Maradona, the heir to his famed No. 10. But the fit was never perfect.
Part of Diego Maradona’s enduring appeal is testament to his genius. But part of it, too, speaks to a sense of nostalgia for what he represented.
Known for siding with leftist leaders and causes, the soccer legend’s life, and his politics, never strayed far from his impoverished roots, and his fans loved him for it.
Tens of thousands of people stood in line on Thursday, including Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina, to bid farewell to the soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona, as his body lay in repose in the presidential palace.
For many Argentines, Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday, was no mere soccer superstar. “I feel like a member of my family just died,” said one.
El astro argentino iluminó el fútbol, llegando a elevarlo como una forma de arte. Su legado deportivo no se ensombreció por todo el daño que se hizo a sí mismo.
Images from the life of one of soccer’s — and Argentina’s — biggest icons.
Fans around the world remembered Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer star who became one of the sport’s greatest players. He died on Wednesday at the age of 60.
The sport that Diego Maradona illuminated, the one he lifted into an art, was not tarnished by all that he did to himself.
He was ranked with Pelé among the best, and his ability to surprise and startle won over fans and even critics. But his excesses and addictions darkened his legacy.
Fue clasificado con Pelé como uno de los mejores futbolistas de la historia. Su habilidad para sorprender y asustar conquistó a los fanáticos, e incluso a los críticos, pero sus excesos y adicciones oscurecieron su legado.
Chelsea’s match against Rennes in the Champions League is a rare meeting of Black goalkeepers on club soccer’s biggest stage. But why are there so few of them?
After promoting bands like Queen and the Sex Pistols, Mr. Hall became one of the most colorful agents in England’s Premier League. He died of the coronavirus.
Ahmad Ahmad, the president of one of FIFA’s six regional confederations, was accused of abusing his office, mishandling funds and trading in gifts.
Fans are there for soccer when it needs us. But we expect the favor to be returned.
In protests and meetings, Black players have pushed M.L.S. for better representation. Now, as the playoffs open, and with the league’s help, they are focused on follow through.
A combination of layoffs and the elimination of open positions is the latest sign of the coronavirus pandemic’s punishing financial effect on sports.
The president of the Confederation of African Football, Ahmad Ahmad, and another top official face questions about revisions to a multimillion-dollar television deal.
The former Arsenal manager is still consumed by soccer, and how it is played and taught. It is just that now, he does not have anything to distract him from the big questions.
After Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis signed with Manchester City, Tobin Heath and Christen Press joined United. On Saturday, their crash course in a nascent women’s rivalry will go to the next level.
In comments to a parliamentary committee, the chairman of England’s soccer association spoke in stereotypes about Black and Asian people, girls and others. By the end of the day, he had resigned.
Two icons of disruptive political leadership have much in common … except for acknowledging gracefully when they’ve been voted out.
Injuries, fatigue and concern are already mounting amid an unforgiving schedule. But for Europe’s top teams, the worst is still to come.
Achiuwa has gone from Nigeria to New York to Memphis, cultivating an “extreme level of versatility” in his game that is key to making it in today’s N.B.A.
Bodo/Glimt is on the cusp of its first championship, a soccer success story built on style and innovation. But its golden year has played out in front of nearly empty stands.
There is a universal lesson in Patrick Bamford’s story, a reminder that judging players is often not quite so straightforward as decreeing some good enough and others not good enough.
Don’t expect the usual bromides about hard work and resilience in “One Life.” The soccer star’s memoir gets into her political awakening as much as it does her sports career.
Siempre habrá críticos de una superliga de fútbol, aquellos que dicen que los obstáculos son demasiado grandes, que nunca podría realizarse. Excepto, por supuesto, los que recuerdan la vez que sí funcionó.
A campaign begun by the soccer star Marcus Rashford to provide free meals to children who need them is being taken up by small-business owners, who themselves are often struggling.
El exportero del Real Madrid recuerda las rivalidades del Clásico y la “locura” de las tres semanas más duras de su carrera.
The sports world has just had the ultimate timeout, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reconsider its product before the games resume. How should each sport rethink itself moving forward?
The N.B.A., N.F.L. and Major League Baseball are all making plans to return soon. Here’s a look at where each sport is in the process.