Photo Essays

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2014

There are more people than ever on Earth, but never have we been this connected with each other. Photography plays a large role, with the still image continuing...

Russia's Soccer Hooligans

Violence in the stands spreads to the street as Russian soccer fans vent their anger over the killing of one of their own in a protest with nationalist overtones...

David Beckham Announces Retirement

The former Manchester United and England soccer captain calls it a day at the age of 38. He's the only English player to have won championships in four...

UEFA Euro 2008 Soccer Championships

All 16 teams have now shown off their skills in arguably the world's 2nd biggest soccer tournament, taking place in Austria and Switzerland

Animal Soccer

How our furry, feathery and scaly friends play the beautiful game

What Soccer Means to South Africa

The beautiful game is deeply woven into the culture and politics of the host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Photographs by Dominic Nahr / Reportage by Getty...

Diego Maradona's Quest for the World Cup

The frequently controversial and always amazing soccer superstar has performed as both a player and now a coach. But while the Hand of God has resurrected...

A Brief History of the World Cup

Since 1930, the planet's most popular sport — soccer — has played host to a magnificent month of action every four years. In anticipation of the 19th World Cup,...

Joe Frazier: Remembering a Warrior

The universe of sport is built on rivalries. It doesn’t really matter if the rivalry involves two teams (Michigan and Ohio State, Liverpool and Man U), countries...