Tom Sermanni, head coach of New Zealand’s national women’s team, is perfectly positioned to talk about the current state of women’s football (or soccer, if you need) around the world.

Borussia Dortmund’s English player Jadon Sancho took off his shirt to reveal a “Justice for George Floyd” message after scoring for Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Sunday. The 20-year-old was subsequently issued a yellow card by the referee for removing his shirt. Other Dortmund players later showed they were also wearing the message of support. […]

Under Bin Salman’s leadership there has been a sweeping crackdown on human rights, with government critics and human rights defenders arrested, tortured and put on trial, while at the same time there has been a marked increase in executions after unfair trials in the country.

A blog post by former Ireland international and Vancouver Whitecaps player Ciara McCormack 12 months ago shined a light on how Canada Soccer and Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps failed to adequately address decade-long allegations.

Here is how some of Nicaragua’s football players are dealing with playing games even when they feel at risk. And yes, some teams take the field in masks and gloves.

Marbella Ibarra, a pioneer of women’s soccer in Mexico, was found dead and wrapped in plastic at a beach resort south of Tijuana.

Trevor Noah’s response to France’s ambassador is a lesson in context. The French national team can be both French and African. 

The appearances by the Croatian president during the tournament had media across the world frantically looking up her Wikipedia page to discover photos of her wearing a bikini and learning she was formerly Croatia’s Minister for European Affairs, Minister for Foreign Affairs,  Ambassador to the United States, and Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy at NATO.

“What we are trying to do is build more than a soccer field. We are trying to build a community.”

France has announced its support of Morocco’s bid for 2026. France is NOT voting for the United States-led bid.