After leading Argentina to the 1986 World Cup championship with his notorious 'hand of god,' Diego Maradona fell from grace among countrymen. He's now proving himself again as a soccer icon.
For a long time football was simply considered too complex and too ‘beautiful’ to be mastered by Africans, writes blogger Sipho Hlongwane. Racism created that perception, but poor African governance and political interference have helped keep that perception alive.
There are more South American teams than European teams in the World Cup second round. That hasn't happened in decades. What's going on?
Crucifix ban in Italian schools should be overturned, nine European governments said in an appeal Wednesday.
Nigeria World Cup team only managed to earn one point in the first round of the World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa. Wednesday, Nigeria's president suspended the entire team from international competition for two years.
Investors worldwide have grown more cautious about the outlook for the economy and corporate profits.
Japan fell 3-5 on penalty kicks at the end of a hard-fought scoreless Japan vs Paraguay match that revealed just how far Asian soccer has come.
A Netherlands fan waits for the start of the 2010 World Cup second round soccer match between Netherlands and Slovakia at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban, South Africa, on Monday.
At the G20 summit in Toronto, world leaders agreed to halve deficits in three years. At least one prominent economist says spending, not cuts, is what's needed.
Mexico has proven itself to be a tough squad in this World Cup, but can they contain Lionel Messi – Argentina's new Maradona – in today's Mexico vs. Argentina match?