Both the men's and women's national teams have disputed the USSF's claims.
The United States Soccer Federation has argued the women generate less revenue—a claim that is not supported by the current evidence.
Croatian football players celebrate after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final against England.
Brazilians have become increasingly disenchanted with soccer as political scandals continue to cloud the country's news cycle.
Argentina beat Nigeria 2–1 in their final qualifying game at the 2018 World Cup.
We spoke with four economists about Russia's claims of a World Cup-related financial windfall. They were all skeptical.
Elephants participate in a football game to kick off the World Cup fever as part of an anti-gambling campaign at the ancient Thai city of Ayutthaya on June 13th, 2018.
A dancer looks on during the opening ceremony prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 14th, 2018, in Moscow, Russia.
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The most famous teams from the Netherlands were glorious failures—at least to outsiders. In a nation that often prized an ideal over tangible results, some might have to come to terms with a new team that's two games away from the country's first World Cup title.
The number of immigrants in a country doesn't seem to have an effect on how diverse its national team is. If anything, it appears that ethnic and racial minorities get pushed toward soccer.
This post recognizes it is adding to the noise—but remains hopeful that it also says something valuable about the future of media coverage.
Most domestic American players don't make that much money, but with new collective bargaining negotiations coming up, a good performance from the U.S. National Team could help to change that.
As soccer picks up fans and followers in the U.S., entrepreneurs are betting that they’ll be able to make a lot of money off of a sport that’s already enormously popular elsewhere. Will their bets pay off?