Konami's winning take on 'the beautiful game'

Nov 22, 2014

Konami's winning take on 'the beautiful game'

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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 ...

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)?

Donations send Tohoku kids to World Cup

Jun 10, 2014

Donations send Tohoku kids to World Cup

Soccer fans in Chiba Prefecture have raised more than ¥2.5 million in donations to send four children from Tohoku’s Oshika Peninsula to watch the Japan play in the World Cup in Brazil. The supporters launched the fundraising drive in April as a treat for ...