Dec 16, 2014

'Disguised' Saudi woman arrested while attending soccer game

A Saudi woman arrested while attending a soccer game in the kingdom claims she did not know women were prohibited from going to the male-only stadiums, the state-linked Okaz newspaper reported on Monday. Saudi Arabia enforces a strict segregation of the sexes and has ...

Konami's winning take on 'the beautiful game'

Nov 22, 2014

Konami's winning take on 'the beautiful game'

by Jason Coskrey

Soccer, more than any other sport, is the world’s game. Played by millions, it is unquestionably the most popular sport on the planet. “The beautiful game” is simple at its core yet can be frustratingly complex in its execution, with zealous fans living and ...

Manhunt on for killers of South Africa soccer captain

Oct 29, 2014

Manhunt on for killers of South Africa soccer captain

South African police started a manhunt to capture three men suspected of murdering national soccer team skipper Senzo Meyiwa two days ago, prompting calls for tougher gun laws. The police issued composite pictures of two of the suspects in the hope that residents of ...

Soccer-playing robots eye their own world cup

Jul 5, 2014

Soccer-playing robots eye their own world cup

by Rob Lever

When robots play soccer, it looks like a game played by 5-year-olds: they swarm around the ball, kick haphazardly and fall down a lot. However, robot teams have made strides in recent years, and some researchers believe the humanoids could challenge the world’s best ...

Jun 25, 2014

Japan's soccer fans despondent

Groggy fans reacted with sadness across Japan after an early-morning game saw the national team exit soccer’s World Cup tournament in a crushing 4-1 defeat.

| Jun 21, 2014

Park life

Elderly woman (speaking to a man sitting on a park bench drinking beer and listening to a transistor radio): Is that the soccer (match between Japan and Cote d'Ivoire)?