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How The World Cup Works: A Guide For Everyone

The 21st edition of the World Cup kicks off in Moscow on June 14. It’s the most popular tournament for the world’s most popular game. But do you actually know how the World Cup works?

The World Cup has had dozens of different formats since its inception in 1930. Since the World Cup expanded from 24 to 32 teams ahead of the 1998 edition, the tournament has finally found a system it likes. FIFA has stuck with the same format of eight groups of four turning into a 16-team knockout playoff for six tournaments now, including Russia 2018. 

DeAndre Yedlin Cracks Premier League’s Top 5 Fastest Players; Fulham Goalie Somehow Makes Top 10

The list of the 10 fastest Premier League players from the 2018-19 season is out, and the man at the top of the rankings is a bit of a surprise. But the biggest surprise is the position of the man coming in at No. 9.

Liga MX Liguilla 2019: Schedule, How To Watch, TV Info And Quarterfinal Preview

The Liga MX Clausura playoffs are upon us. The dates and times are set for the quarterfinals, which begin this Wednesday and conclude on Sunday. León enters the liguilla as the top seed, but it’s rarely ever as straight forward as all that. The opening round also features appearances from Necaxa and Pachuca (making their first playoff appearances since the 2016 Apertura) and a rematch of last year’s final between Mexico City rivals Cruz Azul and Club America. 

Why The World’s Best Player Refuses To Play At The Women’s World Cup

Editor’s note: This story originally ran on Feb. 26 and has been updated to include Norway’s final World Cup roster decisions.

The best women’s footballers on the planet will gather in France for the Women’s World Cup this summer. 

Well, the best players minus one.

How To Watch The Champions League In The U.S. (And Every Other Major League)

Maybe the 2018 World Cup got you hooked. Maybe you’ve been a fan for decades. Regardless of your fandom status, if you’re American, you need to know one thing ahead of the 2018-19 season: How to watch soccer on TV and, in particular, how to watch the Champions League in the U.S. (plus all the other major leagues). 

Why Is Tottenham Called Spurs, And What’s With That Cockerel?

Tottenham Hotspur is one of England’s most storied clubs. Founded in 1882, Spurs have a great history of cup success dating back to winning the 1901 FA Cup as a non-League club, continuing through 1963 when they became the first British club to win a major European competition and into the 21st century. But it begs the question: Why is Tottenham called Spurs?

Tottenham Hotspur was founded by a group of school boys along Tottenham High Road in London and is now one of the most profitable and successful clubs in Europe. 

The Canadian Premier League Kicked Off Inaugural Season Saturday And It Was Very Canadian

The Canadian Premier League finally kicked off on Saturday just shy of two years after the league was sanctioned by the Canadian Soccer Association. Featuring seven teams across the second-largest country in the world, the CPL is a big deal for Canadians, the Canadian national team and soccer fans in general.

How Champions League Scoring Works (Away Goals Explained)

Ah, the Champions League. A bastion of European Football and a staple of any footy fan’s season. There’s certainly a lot to love about the competition: goals, matchups, drama and more — but mostly the goals. Something characteristic of European competitions, both the Champions League and the Europa League, is the scoring. The away goals rule is important because it prevents tie-breakers and can change the mentality of how teams play. Here’s how Champions League scoring works.

The Champions League Vs. Premier League: Money, Format And FAQs

If you’re an American who’s somewhat befuddled by the simultaneous competitions that seemingly rage endlessly in European soccer — particularly the difference in Champions League vs Premier League — here’s a quick primer to set you straight so that you can enjoy both struggles to the fullest. 

Champions League vs Premier League: Money, Teams And Qualification

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