The Beautiful Game

Our soccer stories are packed with more drama than a World Cup finals shootout.

Explore Latest


This Italian Soccer Team Is Made Up Entirely of Refugees

Meet the Lionel Messi of Blind Fútbol

Silvio Velo was born without sight, but that didn’t stop this gifted Argentinian athlete from becoming an absolute legend.

How a Fabled Soccer Club Reclaimed Its Sacred Ground

In 1979, Argentina's military government forced the San Lorenzo soccer team out of the Buenos Aires stadium it had called home for sixty years. Now, the fans are taking it back.

The Greatest Fans on Earth

A startup soccer team in Dortmund once gave the steelworkers and coalminers of this hardscrabble German city something to live for. A century later, their die-hard descendants are still bleeding black and yellow.

The Halftime Hero from West Ham

How an English Premier League manager once silenced a saucy fan by inviting him on to the field to see if he could do any better.

The Man Who Made the World Cup Trophy

Four decades after crafting a cup that would stand the test of time, a nonagenarian Italian sculptor reflects on the true nature of victory.