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The Winningest LoserSwedish soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimović confounds the sports world's most-cherished clichés.
The Scottish PlayCeltic vs. Rangers, and what happens when a sports rivalry gets completely out of hand.
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The Return of the Soccer RiotersSerbia's far right updates the sport's tradition of thuggery.
Debt, Lies, and CowboysEngland's greatest soccer teams and American owners, a match made in hell.
Why Do We Call It Soccer?Most countries think of the World Cup as a football tournament. What's our problem?
Sic Transit Gloria MessiIs the Champions League final going to be the last hurrah for Barcelona, soccer's greatest team?
The Island of ArsenalWill an American billionaire change the culture of England's most glamorous soccer club?
Sepp Blatter's Soccer CabalWhy the United States lost out on its bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
Messi to Madrid!An appreciation of soccer's ludicrous, misleading, and fabulously entertaining transfer rumor mill.
Not-So-Beautiful GameSpain's win over the Netherlands brings a fantastic World Cup to a hacking, plodding end.
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