FIFA will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament which is likely to be held in North America.
Cristiano Ronaldo received FIFA’s best player award for the fourth time on Monday, after Portugal and Real Madrid won both major European titles in 2016. Lloyd won despite Germany midfielder Melanie Behringer playing on the Olympic gold medal-winning team.
There may be some argument as to whether 1997 was the worst year of pro sports within the boundaries of the city. But I don’t see how. There were no professional sports in the District in 1997.
If you ever tune into a FC Barcelona soccer game, you will surely see something incredible from Lionel Messi.
Seriously, who are these people?
In January, an image of 6-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi went viral. It featured him in a Lionel Messi jersey made out of a plastic bag and marker.
Simultaneous tear-filled tributes were held at packed stadiums in Colombia and Brazil for the victims of this week’s air tragedy that claimed 71 lives when a chartered plane crashed while ferrying a scrappy, small-town soccer team to the finals of a prestigious South American tournament.
Colombia’s worst air crash in two decades snuffed out a storybook run by a Brazilian soccer team, and authorities are digging in trying to figure out why a chartered jetliner crashed in the Andes, killing all but six of the 77 people aboard.
An airplane carrying coaches, players and team personnel of the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense, as well as journalists, crashed Monday night, killing at least 75 on board.
A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division soccer team crashed near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 75 people, Colombian officials said. Six people survived.
Members of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were among 81 people on board a chartered aircraft that crashed late Monday in Medellin, Colombia. It was not immediately clear how many players were among the casualties.
For the past five years, Jurgen Klinsmann’s tenure as U.S. men’s national team coach was about evolving the program from up-and-comer to elite. But as the German legend overpromised and underdelivered, it turned out looking backward was the best route forward for U.S. Soccer.