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March 2, 2016
Meet Gianni Infantino, the New Head of FIFA
The role of the chief comes with less power and a clear mission to make the operation a bit less rank.
March 1, 2016
It’s Time to Kick Israel Out of Soccer
As we said for South Africa, “No normal sport in an abnormal society.” The idea has already rattled Israeli diplomats.
January 27, 2016
Brazil in Peril: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Zika Virus
The legacy of the 2016 Brazil Olympics could be the spreading of the Zika virus across the hemisphere’s most vulnerable populations.
December 21, 2015
Sepp Blatter Is Suspended for Eight Years, Compares Self to Mandela
FIFA’s chief has been suspended for eight years, but the drama is just beginning.
July 6, 2015
Why I’m Done Defending Women’s Sports
While I’m being asked why “no one cares,” the Women’s World Cup is getting ratings that would make the NBA or MLB weep with joy.
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July 1, 2015
African Artistry and Anger at the Women’s World Cup
In a fashion both powerful and heartbreaking, the three African teams have left an indelible impression on the 2015 Women’s World Cup
June 16, 2015
The Magnificence of Marta and Soccer’s Enduring Sexism
Outright prejudice from top FIFA leaders is undermining the legacy of Brazil's most accomplished star.
June 15, 2015
Qatar’s World Cup Preparations Could Kill as Many as 4,000 Migrant Workers
Will the scandals roiling FIFA put a stop to the deadly construction projects?
June 2, 2015
Snapshot: Fifa’s Self-Chopping Head
June 2, 2015
Sepp Blatter’s Shocking End
Sepp Blatter’s reign of error is over. But speculation about his and FIFA’s future has just begun.