Stories about Sport from June, 2015
"It would've been much more honorable to present herself to the country and take the jokes stoically, but she decided to hide."
Australia's Matildas gave a stunning performance against Brazil (1-0) to reach the quarter finals of football's Women's World Cup in Canada.
‘The Outsiders': Hungarian Photographer Tamas Paczai Captures Football Fever at Kyrgyzstan vs Australia World Cup Qualifier
Some fans perched on light towers, others scaled fences. An estimated 10,000 more fans crowded outside the gates. Then there was the mob on the rooftop of an adjacent building.
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón learned that you shouldn't insult Venezuelan football.
Daniel Alarcón, executive producer of Radio Ambulante, talks to other journalists about the latest FIFA scandal and its effect on Copa América, the most important football tournament in South America.
"I can see #AUS going far in this World Cup. They're playing some of their best ball and I love it. "
‘The Worst Crowd Control I Have Ever Seen': Football Match Versus Australia Highlights Kyrgyzstan's Public Order Problems
"Here we observe the elemental lawlessness, disorganisation and all-out anarchy in this country."
The comedy keeps on coming as funny man John Oliver challenges beleaguered ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner to a game of one-upmanship in "shit-talking videos".
How many more inadvertently ROFL-inducing videos will Jack Warner release? This one's in reaction to John Oliver's roast of the ex-FIFA VP on Trinidad and Tobago television.
Before a star player was injured in the opening game, Japan was the overwhelming favorite to win this year's FIFA Women's World Cup. Can Nadeshiko Japan still pull it off?
On June 11, 2010, South Africa hosted the biggest sporting event in the world. It was the first time it ever happened on the African continent.
Five very loyal fans of the Argentinian national football team traveled over 1,500 kilometers by land to cheer on their favorite team in the Copa América, to be hosted in Chile between June 11 and July 4, 2015. The fans departed from Mar del Plata, southwest of Buenos Aires Province, and...
Nigeria might be a developing nation, but she's got a great female football team. The team, ranked at 33rd in the world, drew 3-3 with 5th-ranked Sweden.
The British comedian's barbs at Warner, who threatened last week to reveal an "avalanche" of secrets related to FIFA and Trinidad and Tobago's government, were less side-splittingly funny than usual.
As the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada started kicked off on June 6, a number of organizations joined forces in launching the #GirlsCan advocacy campaign. Women Deliver, UNICEF, Right to Play, GAIN and One Goal are using the FIFA as a backdrop to raise awareness of how sports can positively influence...
After the recently reelected FIFA president, the Swiss Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, surprisingly resigned on June 3 amidst a corruption scandal that hit the supreme football organization, Twitter users started to speculate not about who might become the next leader, but what would happen if they were. The result was the satiric hashtag #SiYoFueraPresidenteDeLaFIFA...
There has been much discussion about the United States' motivation behind the FIFA arrests - so is it a power grab or is it about doing the right thing?
"Greed prevailed over football’s mission of uniting people, taking down social barriers, waking passions. It is time for us to retake this social mission."