World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

Soccer Feb 12, 2019

World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

Gordon Banks, the World Cup-winning England goalkeeper who was also known for blocking a header from Pele that many consider to be the greatest save in soccer history, has died. He was 81. English soccer club Stoke, one of Banks' former teams, posted a statement ...

Soccer Dec 21, 2018

World Cup final attracted global audience of 1.12 billion

A combined global audience of 1.12 billion watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia in July, FIFA, soccer's global governing body, said on Friday. In total, FIFA said, a "combined 3.572 billion viewers — more than half of the global population aged 4 ...

Soccer Sep 26, 2018

Workers in Qatar World Cup final city went unpaid for months: Amnesty

Dozens of migrants working on Qatar's $45 billion World Cup final city of Lusail have gone unpaid for months, Amnesty International said Wednesday, the latest rights accusation against the 2022 tournament host. Mercury MENA "failed to pay its workers thousands of dollars in wages and ...

Neymar looks back at World Cup

Soccer Jul 22, 2018

Neymar looks back at World Cup

Brazil superstar Neymar admits that after his nation's quarterfinal defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn't look at a ball and didn't want to see any of the tournament's remaining matches. "I wouldn't go as far as to say I didn't want to ...

Editorials Jul 17, 2018

The lessons of Les Bleus

Many of the teams that did well in the tournament were multiethnic and multiracial, but success in sports does not produce tolerance.