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The Women’s Soccer Outlaws Who Could Beat the Men

As the FIFA Women’s World Cup continues, find out more about the female soccer pioneers who drew huge crowds until banned for threatening the popularity of the men’s game.

Clint Dempsey and teammates celebrate Dempsey's goal in a group match tie between the United States at Portugal at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Credit: Warren Little/Getty Images)

The Forgotten Golden Age of American Soccer

As the World Cup sparks soccer fever in the United States, look back at the forgotten golden age of American soccer—the 1920s.


The Maracanã Blow: Brazil’s Stunning World Cup Defeat

As the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil, take a look back at the last time the event was hosted by the South American nation, in 1950.

Members of the Uruguay national football team in 1930, the year they won the inaugural World Cup.

80 Years of World Cup Facts

Ever since it first took place in Uruguay in 1930, the World Cup has provided a steady stream of memorable moments and astonishing feats.


1950 World Cup: The Miracle on Green

At the 1950 World Cup, the United States pulled off one of the greatest upsets in the history of sports, beating all odds to defeat the polished English team.