Brazilian soccer phenom Neymar curled a shot inside the near post and leaped into the air. The goal that helped his Santos team win the 2011 South American club championship wowed five executives from Japanese video game company Konami Corp., who were in the stands.
A 17-year-old soccer player in Utah was recently charged with homicide for fatally punching a referee who had just given him a yellow card. Maybe you remember the story. Or maybe you’ve already conflated it with the countless others like it -- tales of kids, coaches and especially parents acting like utter idiots at youth sporting events, occasionally with tragic consequences.
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.