In-Depth Feature

How The Women's World Cup Works: A Guide For Everyone

In many ways, the Women’s World Cup is a lot like its male counterpart. In many ways, it isn’t. So with the tournament set to arrive this summer in France, we thought we’d explain how the Women's World Cup works in 2019.

The men’s World Cup has been around since 1930, but the women’s World Cup didn’t start until 1991. The men’s World Cup has 32 teams, the women’s just 24. The U.S. sucks at the men’s World Cup; the U.S. dominates at the Women’s World Cup.

What’s A Xogg? Pre-MLS Franchise Built With Briefcases Of Cash, The Mob And A Victoria’s Secret CEO

It all started with a throwaway line: "If anyone knows what a Xogg is, please get in contact with me," I wrote in an article about the best names of defunct American soccer teams back in April.

I pondered the absurdity of the Columbus Xoggz — a name without meaning that still captures the imagination of a soccer writer who wasn't even alive when the team played.

Lambeau Field Records Largest U.S. Soccer Crowd Of 2022 For Man City Vs. Bayern

Processions across the Midwest came to a rest at Wisconsin’s most hallowed ground on Saturday night. Fans of Germany’s Bayern Munich and England’s Manchester City packed into Lambeau Field to watch the first-ever soccer match played at the home of the Green Bay Packers.

As thousands of spectators arrived, streams of fans in sky blue and bright red paraded through the small town with the behemoth that is Lambeau Field lying in their sights. For many who see soccer as their religion, this was about to be their evening service. 

New Paulo Dybala Transfer to Roma Shocks Juventus Fans

Seven seasons after joining the club, Paulo Dybala has completed his move away from Juventus. He will be playing for AS Roma following months of speculation and near guarantees that he would be moving to Inter Milan. But what happened? How did this beautiful marriage fall apart and crumble so quickly and so catastrophically?

Ranking The Top 10 Best Forwards Playing At The 2022 World Cup

Every four years the World Cup brings together the world’s best players and Qatar 2022 will not be an exception.

On the attacking front, the exotic winter tournament brings us a combination of new talent, legendary strikers, generational wingers and a pair of GOATs.

In celebration of the World Cup being so close, we rank the forwards who are most likely to make an impact at Qatar.

What Countries Have Qualified For The Women’s World Cup? Complete And Updated List

The 2023 Women’s World Cup is quickly approaching. Co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the tournament will feature 32 teams for the first time, eight more than the previous high. Let’s take a closer look at what countries have qualified for the Women's World Cup.

The 5 Best Women's Euro 2022 Games You Need To Watch

On Wednesday, July 6 at Old Trafford, England and Austria kick off the opening match of what's expected to be a thrilling and highly competitive Women’s European Championship. When looking at the groups, it's stunning to see just how many blockbuster matches are lined up. In anticipation, we’ve picked out our top five games you definitely need to circle on the calendar.

Netherlands vs. Sweden

Date: Saturday, July 9 | Time: 3:00 p.m. ET | TV: ESPN2

The18's 2022 Summer Vibes Playlist

It's the season for porch sitting, barbecuing and lawn games, but every backyard party needs a summer vibes playlist to throw on Spotify. If you're looking for new music, we've got you covered with this 33-song playlist of recent releases.

Clocking in at just over two hours, feel free to mix yourself a cocktail, press play and enjoy a journey through rock, rap, electronic, reggaeton, indie, punk and everything else. 

El Calendario Con Las Fechas Más Importantes Del Fútbol Mexicano En La Temporada 2022-23

Con el inicio del Torneo Apertura 2022 de la Liga MX en el horizonte decidimos crear un calendario completo del fútbol mexicano para la próxima temporada. No solo a nivel de clubes, sino que también considerando los desafíos que tendrán las selecciones varoniles y femeniles del Tri.

La idea es que planifiques tu año tratando de evitar choque de fechas con otros eventos importantes de tu vida. 

Obviamente, iremos actualizando fechas según aparezcan nuevos desafíos. 

World Cup Group Of Death: Every Group At Qatar 2022, Ranked

What is the group of death World Cup 2022? With all 32 spots filled and the tournament in Qatar fast approaching, it's time to reveal The18's collective rankings for all eight of the competition's groups.

By asking our writers to individually rank each group, we've taken their responses and found the average of their picks. The two easiest groups fell far below the other six in our rankings, while we also had a clear selection for the feared "group of death." 

Group Of Death World Cup 2022

*Groups ranked from softest to hardest*

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