Argentina’s efforts to stabilize the peso are being undercut by the 100,000 soccer fans Brazil is expecting to travel across the border to see the national team led by Lionel Messi try to win a third World Cup title.
Here’s what you need to know about Brazilian soccer’s lexicon before the month-long World Cup starts on June 12:
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.
Manchester United named Netherlands national team coach Louis van Gaal to succeed David Moyes as the record 20-time English soccer champion seeks to bounce back from this season’s slump.
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.
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.