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April 21, 2021
Fans target owners, VAR in government-backed 'overhaul' of English football

The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) and the U.K. government are overseeing an extensive review of football in England and Wales designed to put fans at the center of the sport’s governance. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur were set to join the European Super League until they bowed to fan pressure…

March 15, 2021
Ronaldo claims world scoring record, but will others dispute it?

Cristiano Ronaldo is laying claim to the world scoring record after notching the 768th, 769th, and 770th goals of his career during Juventus’ 3-1 win over Cagliari on Sunday. But some clubs and retired players may question his achievement. The 36-year-old said he recognized Pele’s goal tally as 767 across club and international play, and…

March 10, 2021
10-man Porto eliminate Juventus on away goals after extra-time madness

Just when it seemed inevitable that Juventus would score the goal they needed to progress and avoid yet another humiliating exit from the Champions League, the reigning Italian champions committed two fouls in quick succession. The tie, which was overwhelmingly in their favor, was suddenly lost. As Porto midfielder Sergio Oliveira stepped up to take…

January 9, 2021
Predicting league winners, tournament champions, and more for 2021

theScore’s footy staff is breaking out the crystal balls. Below, we predict winners for all the major competitions and awards for 2021 and answer a few key questions. Get in on the action by leaving your predictions in the comments! Premier League Pool / Getty Images Sport / Getty Gordon Brunt: Liverpool. Key players returning…

January 1, 2021
5 predictions for world soccer in 2021

It’s officially time to start looking ahead. With 2020 finally coming to a merciful end, here are five things we expect to see happen in world soccer in 2021. Liverpool win Premier League on final day Liverpool’s path to a successive Premier League title is going to be much rockier compared to the cakewalk Jurgen…

December 31, 2020
Looking back on the biggest soccer stories of 2020: Part II

Over the last 12 unprecedented months, soccer leagues across the globe shut down, opened back up, and played on despite numerous health and logistical challenges. The sport never looked – or sounded – so different. But it wasn’t only the coronavirus pandemic that made headlines in the world of soccer. Here, theScore chronicles the year’s…

December 15, 2020
Early preview, predictions for Champions League round of 16

The draw for the last 16 of this season’s Champions League illuminated the next step for clubs eyeing continental glory. There are some marquee fixtures on the horizon, but with the first legs not kicking off until February, much can change between now and the time Europe’s grandiose tournament returns. With that in mind, here’s…

December 2, 2020
Champions League takeaways: Big gamble backfires, Real need Ramos

After every Champions League matchday, theScore highlights the marquee developments from Europe’s preeminent club competition. Ramos’ absence looms large for Real Madrid Other than the joyful cries of Shakhtar Donetsk’s players at the final whistle, a pin drop could have been heard at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev as Real Madrid suffered a second successive…

November 25, 2020
The incredible numbers that underline Maradona's brilliance

Diego Armando Maradona is gone. One of the most iconic and gifted athletes across all sports died on the outskirts of his hometown of Buenos Aires on Wednesday. He was 60 years old. It’s impossible to condense such a remarkable soccer career into a few statistics. But here, theScore tries to tell a snippet of…