The past decades of war and terror in Iraq have taken a toll on the beautiful game in the country. FIFA has routinely imposed bans on hosting international games in Iraq over security and safety concerns.
The last non-friendly game played in the country was a World Cup qualifier in 2011. The capital, Baghdad, hadn’t hosted Iraq’s national team for nine years until Friday. The cities of Basra, Karrbalaa and Erbil were the only three hosting games.
Inter Miami began preseason training for the 2022 campaign this week, and Brek Shea was back with the club after signing a new deal on Wednesday. At 31, Shea is a versatile winger/wingback/left back with international experience and a couple of trophies on his shelf. He’s an artist on and off the pitch. He’s also a Texan who isn’t afraid of snakes.
There was a bizarre Ricardo Pepi quote making the rounds in Germany this week. Thankfully, the fine folks at FC Augsburg were kind enough to dispel it as fake. But we still have so, so many questions.
What a past 12 months it has been for New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner. Once an undrafted free agent out of Fairfield University, in 2021 Turner:
Balenciaga Wants $650 Of Your Well-Earned Money For This Frankenstein They Call The Soccer Hood Scarf
There are two things that Balenciaga is constantly looking for: to convey dopeness through its clothes and a big chunk of your money-money. And in search of that goal, the fashion house once again draws inspiration from soccer to present you with a weird hybrid called the hood scarf.
When it comes to Premier League records, the focus is always on the best of the best. Whether it be Manchester City's quest for 100 points or Arsenal's Invincibles season, people love the pursuit of perfection.
But at the other end of the table is a whole other set of records waiting to be broken, ranging from discouraging to downright embarrassing.
The U.S. men’s national team competes in World Cup qualifying from September 2021 to March 2022, and fans are both excited by the squad’s results this summer and nervous about getting their hearts broken again. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch USMNT World Cup qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
The comparisons between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are a never-ending story. And everything they do could be considered a valid category for a head-to-head between them. For example, CR7 has more goals and kids than Messi, while Messi has more Ballon d'Ors and a more expensive car collection than Cristiano.