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Africa Cup: Ivory Coast a draw with Mali

By Ian Hughes Max Gradel struck late to earn Ivory Coast a draw with Mali and keep alive their hopes of reaching the Africa Cup...

Genoveva Anonma: ‘I had to strip naked to prove I was a woman’

By Sam Sheringham Genoveva Anonma was used to the insults. For years, she had shrugged off the suspicions, ignored the accusations. But what she was not...

Junior Malanda: Wolfsburg’s Belgian midfielder dies, aged 20

The Belgium Under-21 midfielder had made 15 appearances for the German Bundesliga side this season, including against Everton in the Europa League. Wolfsburg sporting director...

Football: Henry bids au revoir

Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football after a trophy-laden 20-year career. The 1998 World Cup winner, and Arsenal's...

Women’s Football Struggles for Equal Rights In Uganda

Growing up with five brothers, soccer-mad Majidah Nantanda had half a team to compete against at home in Makindye, a suburb in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. But at her school, in the 1990s, there were two sports rules: “Netball for the girls and football for the boys,” recalls the 32-year-old, as she stands on the sidelines of a boy’s game in Makindye.

Star soccer player dies in Algeria after being hit by object from crowd

Algeria has suspended football indefinitely following the death of Cameroonian player Albert Ebosse, who was hit by a stone thrown by fans. The...

Protests Dampen World Cup Fever in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 6 2014 (IPS) - It seemed like “a good deal” at the time, but then things changed. That description of...

Brazilian anti-World Cup protests hit Sao Paulo and Rio

Riot police in Brazil have fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro who marched against the...

Beckham Launches Plan to Build Soccer Franchise in Miami

MIAMI — Former England soccer captain David Beckham announced on Wednesday that he has exercised his option to become the owner of a Major...

Nigeria win Under-17 Soccer World Cup

Nigeria won the Under-17 World Cup for a record fourth time on Friday with a 3-0 win over champions Mexico. Erick Aguirre's own goal put...