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As the World Focuses on Soccer, a Women’s Team in Exile Aches to Play

When the Afghanistan women’s national soccer team watches the men’s World Cup, every image on the TV screen feels bittersweet.…

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Why Big Business Can’t Get Enough of the World Cup, Scandal and All

When the opening game of the World Cup kicked off in Qatar on Sunday, Mohamed Jaidah was in prime position.…

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The BBC should have spoken out more about Russia during the 2018 World Cup, its soccer commentator says.

The BBC should have spoken out more about Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and its human rights record when the…

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German retailer ends sponsorship to protest FIFA’s decision on #OneLove armbands.

The retail giant Rewe ended its long sponsorship of Germany’s soccer federation on Tuesday to protest of FIFA’s decision to…

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Several European captains plan to wear rainbow armbands despite a threat of discipline.

A group of European nations remains committed to a plan for their captains to wear multicolored armbands emblazoned with the…

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The World Cup That Changed Everything

Michel Platini was expecting a private audience with the president of France when he arrived for lunch on a cold…

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An Unlikely Group Scrambles for World Cup Rooms: FIFA’s Elite

DOHA, Qatar — Luxury hotels featured prominently in Qatar’s master plan to host the 2022 World Cup, and in the…

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