Category : Sports

Who Has Qualified for the 2022 World Cup?

The draw for the World Cup in Qatar is Friday. Here’s a look at the countries that have qualified and how they might fare.

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World Cup 2022: What to Know as Teams Prepare for...

The teams know who they will play, but the tournament doesn’t kick off until November. Here are the basics.

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With 10 Straight Titles, Has Bayern Munich Broken...

As Germany’s perennial champion extended its decade of dominance, even its own fans were starting to worry that its success is getting...

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Manchester City Beats Real Madrid in Champions League...

Manchester City had its way with Real Madrid — sort of. In the game’s aftermath, it was hard to shake the feeling that things had...

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How Villarreal’s Eye for Value Cracked the Champions...

A Spanish team’s run to a semifinal against Liverpool offers a template for how European teams can turn the impatience of the continent’s...

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Endgame Nears in Bidding for Chelsea F.C.

The American bank selling the English soccer team on behalf of its Russian owner could name its preferred suitor by the end of the...

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Thiago Alcantara’s Passing Is Art, Not Paint by Numbers

Statistics have come to favor Liverpool’s Thiago, and they did again in a win over Villarreal in the Champions League. But they only...

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The Champions League’s Drama Is Worth Savoring, and...

The Champions League’s late-stage drama is a feature, not a bug. Let’s hope no one messes that up.

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Angel City F.C. and the N.W.S.L.’s Ongoing Search...

As it opens its 10th regular season, the women’s soccer league no longer faces questions about survival. But its aspirations and operations...

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Wary of Human Rights Issues, World Cup Sponsors Edge...

Troubled by worker abuse and human rights, some World Cup sponsors are distancing themselves from the host nation. But not everyone...

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Russia Is Barred From Women’s Euros and 2023 World...

Russian soccer teams and clubs were barred from all European competitions, including the Champions League, for the 2022-23 season.

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British Billionaire Jim Ratcliffe Bids $5.3 Billion...

The offer by Jim Ratcliffe, worth $5.3 billion, would be the highest price ever paid for a sports team. But his chances of success...

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How Liverpool’s Dream Was Delivered, and Villarreal’s...

Outplayed for a half, Liverpool scored three goals to reach its latest Champions League final. For Villarreal, though, all was not...

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Diego Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ Jersey Sells for $9.3...

The shirt worn by the Argentine soccer star when he scored two fabled goals, one of which he attributed to divine aid, fetched what...

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