Lionel Messi, who broke soccer’s calendar-year scoring record earlier this month, agreed to extend his contract with Barcelona by two years through June 2018.
FIFA suspended its ban on FC Barcelona signing new players in the forthcoming offseason as soccer’s ruling body considers an appeal by the Spanish champion.
Nike Inc. stepped up preparations for June’s soccer World Cup by introducing a lightweight cleat and a new television spot at an event in Madrid with FIFA world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo.
Barcelona said Francesc “Tito” Vilanova, who resigned as coach last year to fight cancer, died today.
Manchester United’s worst season since at least 1992 was underscored yesterday by the departure of coach David Moyes. As a business, the club still has few peers in soccer.
Israeli President Shimon Peres said a visit to the Middle East by FC Barcelona, the most successful European soccer team in the past decade, should contribute to renewed regional peace efforts.
Here’s what you need to know about Brazilian soccer’s lexicon before the month-long World Cup starts on June 12: