Iran Women Attend FIFA Soccer Game for First Time in Decades

TEHRAN, Iran — They had to sit well apart from the men, and the stadium was practically empty, but thousands of Iranian women in merry jester hats and face paint blew horns and cheered Thursday at the first FIFA soccer match they were allowed to freely attend ...
Photo of Mexico men's soccer team celebrating

US Men Fail to Follow Women, Lose Gold Cup Final to Mexico

CHICAGO — The U.S. men's soccer players showed how far, far behind the women they are. Hours after the American women won their fourth World Cup, the men were outplayed by Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. Jonathan Dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute ...
Photo of French soccer star Kylian Mbappe celebrating his goal.

France Claims 2nd World Cup Title With Win over Croatia

MOSCOW — Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot protest.The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score in a World Cup fi...