Soccer

Soccer (football) is one of the world’s most loved sports, and playing and watching the sport brings people together worldwide.

At Matador, we follow World Cup action. We’ve also found the world’s rowdiest soccer stadiums, traced the history of the bicycle kick, analyzed the men’s vs. women’s game, and picked our own saintly soccer coaches.

Soccer Articles
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Northern Ireland is divided over its national soccer squad. But not as divided as it used to be

by PRI's The World
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Mexico’s national soccer team asks its fans to stop using these slurs during soccer games

by Amanda Machado
12

The Women’s World Cup is still depressingly sexist

by Matt Hershberger
2

6 times human rights were violated in the name of soccer

by Jessica Phelan
1

Horrifying chart shows how many have already died for Qatar World Cup

by Matt Hershberger
1

15 traditions only English football supporters will understand

by Jeremy Ullmann
1

How many places can you name in this dude’s rad freestyle movie?

by Ailsa Ross

German soccer player donates World Cup winnings to help Brazilian kids

by Matt Hershberger

These guys took the ultimate World Cup road trip

by Matt Hershberger
3

Brazil is a nation defined by soccer [vid]

by Gaía Passarelli
10

Mapped: Every World Cup winner in the history of the tournament

by Morgan deBoer
1

Messi, a profile of one of soccer’s all-time greats

by Laura Bernhein
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Why the 2022 World Cup should be taken from Qatar and given to the US

by Matt Hershberger
6

America finally has its own soccer hooligans, and they are awesome

by Matt Hershberger
3

Watch the entire city of Santiago erupt when Chile scores a World Cup goal

by Matt Hershberger
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4 theories on why Americans haven’t adopted soccer like the rest of the world

by Matt Hershberger
2

Why Mexico’s coach is the winner of the World Cup [gifs]

by Matt Hershberger
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The 8 types of World Cup spectators

by Paul Kelly
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