I’d run through a brick wall for this team. Whatever it takes.
I’d run through a brick wall for this team. Whatever it takes.
Where is this story going next? What will I achieve? What is the ending? I don’t know, but I have really big dreams.
I am a black footballer. But this is not all that I am. I am Muslim. I am Senegalese. I am French. I am a Neapolitan.
The truth is … I really thought they were putting ol’ Pinoe out to pasture. I thought maybe it was over.
When I put on our U.S. kit, I do it for the girls who want to turn on the TV and see a piece of themselves.
From the supporters, to my teammates and coaches — Schalke is family.
There’s hard work, and there’s luck, and there are highs and lows and everything in between before those final 90 minutes.
Eu não ia desistir do meu sonho. Aquela menininha agora é jogadora de futebol. Valeu a pena todo o sacrifício.
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This is our big chance to show the world what we can do.
Here I am, once again, facing a new struggle. Am I too old? Am I fit enough? Am I done?
"We're multi-racial. We're women. We're Jamaican." Jamaica midfielder Chinyelu Asher tells you what it means to be representing her country.
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The best version of myself is also the most honest one. That’s why I am telling you my story, like it really is.
Let the Real Madrid legend take you on a private tour around his favorite spots and memories about the city of the champions.
All we want is to make our supporters’ dream come true. If that does happen, it won’t be a fairy tale. It’ll be because we deserve it.
Jakarta changed the way I saw the world, though I didn’t understand that until much later.
Some of the greatest moments I’ve lived in football have come directly after some of the darkest. And the same is true for the reverse.
The World Cup can be a platform for female empowerment, and we want to capitalize on that, both on and off the field.
How can you even racially talk about somebody else, and discriminate them because they're a different colour to you?
Juventus’ latest star Moise Kean learnt how to be a footballer on an asphalt pitch by his local church. Greatness from small beginnings.
I’m Callum Hudson-Odoi. My friends call me Cal, and I learnt how to play football thanks to the killers at Crocodile Park.
Once I was so desperate to play football that I stole a ball from a priest.
When you arrive in Lyon, you learn to be more disciplined, to really focus on football.
Everything I did in my path as a youth player was everything to become a football player.
I think it was when I left PSG at 14 or 15. It was a turning point.
I missed France’s World Cup win in ’98. And didn’t make the team for 2018. But the next time France makes a World Cup final, I’ll be there.
I went from being my momma’s boy to being the World Cup’s Golden Boy: That ain’t so bad, right?
I was just praying that he was gonna call me. Then when he called me, all that adrenaline was just like rushing through my body.
The Red Devils manager explains his methodology for toppling the tournament favorites.
It was October 31, a Serie A game against Pescara — my first match on the bench. For me all was new. The locker room, all red and black.
A look back at Dani Alves, Neymar, and Bernardo Silva praising Mbappé before his ascent to stardom.
My parents wouldn’t let me and my brother play too far from the front door of our home.
I want to tell you about me, Amine. I feel like maybe you don’t know me that well right now. But you will one day.
Because I was a bit smaller than the other kids, my dad knew that winning the ball in the air wasn’t going to be easy for me.
I’d do all the things my dad taught me on the pitch while, about 200 metres away, he slept in the car in the parking lot.
I was a student and at my friend's home when the it hit and I don't remember much because I was so terrified.
I could tell he was very passionate back then, and he still is now.
And I looked over at Pogs like, Oh my gosh, if the gaffer actually puts me in, I might wet meself.
When I see the I Bianconeri kits now, I think of the tunnel. I think of the marble. The black … the white … it’s all there.
In Martinique, it means something, the French shirt. In the Caribbean, we respect that shirt. We know it needs to be earned.
It was the first time that Mestalla sang my name. I remember hearing, "Carlos, Carlos." You never forget it.
Your dreams are your dreams. Sometimes they don’t make sense to other people.
I like a good cry. Takes a man to admit that, I think. Let me tell you about one that changed my life.
I’m going to tell you a love story. But it’s going to be a different kind of love story. It’s about a football stadium.
Te voy a contar una historia de amor. Pero no es la típica historia de amor. Es sobre un estadio.
I wrote this for my dad. For my mom. For my brothers. I wouldn’t be me without them, I owe them everything.
We were told that a new club, a special club, was being built in Atlanta. Atlanta?
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You need those kinds of people in the locker room. It’s a long season, so you gotta have … gotta have some jokes and some good vibes.
My son was at school with his friends and a TV ad was going on. If I’m not mistaken, it was an ad for Brazil’s match. And then I was on TV.
Two of the greatest athletes in the world, hanging out at the oldest basketball court in the world.
History has been made for Jamaica's women's national team, who qualified for the World Cup for the first time ever.
I am going to talk about some things that I almost never discuss.
We were dead. That’s all I was thinking while watching that game from the bench.
I'm a professional soccer player, but this is not a sports story. It’s not a “success” story or a sob story, either.
I called a bunch of coaches in men’s soccer. They told me that there was no way I was ever going to play on a men’s team. They were wrong.
All of a sudden, Messi walks straight up to me, looks me in the eye, and says, “So … are we going to Barcelona or not?"
In many ways, you are living a dream. And in many ways, you are a prisoner of that dream.
My mother likes to tell the story about the day I was born, because she says she knew from that moment that I would become a footballer.
We were a few blocks from our street when we heard a new noise, a big explosion, and we looked up … and saw the plane falling to the earth.
Our aim is not to beat Argentina. Our aim is to win the World Cup. If we are not ambitious, then why are we even in Russia?
That’s why it’s so heartbreaking to me when I see the reaction to our team in the media in Argentina.
I have to tell you this story about my grandma and the World Cup toy, because that will explain a lot.
I was pretty much the only immigrant kid in my school, and I don’t think the Swiss kids understood why I was so obsessed with football.
England is still a place where a boy who comes from nothing can live his dream.
The moment my dad took them out of the box, my brother and I knew.… We were never going to take them off.
Going to my first World Cup in Russia … how can I describe it? Not with words, but with a feeling.
“Tomi, do you ever imagine … do you ever imagine a stadium of 50,000 people chanting your name?”
With 20 of the 32 participating nations represented, this unparalleled audio collection is the perfect companion to this year’s World Cup.
Every time I put on the Japanese kit, I remember the promise I made — to win the World Cup.
People in football love to talk about mental strength. Well, I’m the strongest dude you’re ever going to meet.
I think we’re a bit under-the-radar in this World Cup. As Danes, that suits us quite well, actually.
Without him, I would never have played for Valencia, Barça or Atlético Madrid. I’d never have won the World Cup.
Without Fernando Chalana, I don’t know what would have happened to me.
When we travel to Russia this summer, we won’t just be representing a country, but the whole Arab world.
“Your son is the sickest child in the entire hospital.” Those were the doctor's exact words. I broke down and cried when I heard them.
Whether you’re visiting my home country, or watching the tournament from far away, I want to say welcome to Russia.
Drinking coffee in a car factory to playing with Neymar. Life isn’t supposed to happen like that.
I hope our World Cup opponents aren’t reading this, because I’m gonna tell you exactly what has made our tiny country so successful.
I’m Buffon, and that is who I want to be till the last minute. And when I’m not myself anymore, I’ll go.
When I had the chance to leave Borussia for FC Barcelona in 2014, it was a huge decision.
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I was checking my Facebook page when the message popped up. “Are you Iraqi?” it read. Nothing else. To this day, I still think to...
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I want to show that it’s beautiful to be strong. It’s beautiful to be muscular. It’s beautiful to be built.
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I didn’t sleep at all after we lost to Columbus. And by losing that match, I felt like we let the city down. I’m sorry for that.
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There is a moment with my son that I will always remember so clearly. When I think about it, I feel warm. It was the moment on the field...
I woke up in the woods. I opened my eyes, but everything was super dark. It was raining. And it was really, really cold. I couldn’t see...
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I didn’t cry after we got off the bus — I was just in shock. I was just trying to breathe.
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I need to have more than just a paycheck and trophies. I need to feel something in my soul. Naples gave me that, and I am forever grateful.
I first learned what a rivalry really was at White Hart Lane. Well, to be honest, I probably learned it first from the Arsenal fans...
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It’s important that we bring pride back to our country. We know that’s what supporters have been waiting for as well.
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