National Teams

The butler of Botswana

Peter Butler, an English footballer-turned-manager, is revitalizing Botswana’s national team and youth setup.

In Brazil, where men’s soccer once was king, the women’s game rules

Women’s soccer in Brazil is beginning to get the attention and praise it has long deserved.

Golden Generation

The story of Argentina’s 2008 Olympic gold medal-winning side.

A billion reasons to believe: China’s path to football superpower

China is counting on grandiose investments to transform itself into an elite soccer nation.

Why is the USWNT player pool still so small?

Why is it so difficult for new talent to enter the USWNT ranks?

Women’s soccer is done playing nice

Members of the USWNT are adamant in their pursuit of equal pay.

How Iceland’s two managers built the country’s greatest team ever

How did Iceland’s two managers put together the country’s greatest ever team.

How tiny, quirky Iceland won over soccer fans worldwide

Iceland’s underdog story at Euro 2016 has captured the hearts of millions.

How Italy united an ailing nation via a coin toss in 1968

Italy needed a stroke of luck to win its lone European Championship.