Football

Vatican Cancels Soccer Match over Pro-Abortion Protests

The Vatican canceled a friendly soccer match between its new women’s team and a team in Vienna, after several Austrian players staged a protest against the Catholic Church’s opposition to abortion.

Clerics of the soccer team "priests Selecao" practice with soccer balls as they wait outside the St.Paul and Peter's church in Arluno, near Milan, Italy, prior to a training session in the nearby church playground, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2007. Moreno Buccianti, a 50-years-old amateur soccer coach from Tuscany, together with …

Iran Told: Let Your Women Go… to the Soccer

Administrators of soccer’s 2022 World Cup have expressed exasperation with Iran after it reneged on promises to let female sports fans attend matches to cheer on the national team.

A female Iranian fan holds up her country's flag as she waits for the start of the group B match between Iran and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

WATCH: Clip of Rabbi Studying Talmud After Goal Scored Goes Viral

TEL AVIV – The old adage “Football is life. The rest is mere details” clearly doesn’t ring true for one rabbi who was caught on a stadium camera at an Israel-Scotland game in Glasgow deep in Talmudic study just after the away team scored a goal. 

TEL AVIV - The old adage "Football is life. The rest is mere details" clearly doesn't ring true for one rabbi who was caught on a stadium camera at an Israel-Scotland game in Glasgow deep in Talmudic study just after the away team scored a goal. 

Leicester City Football Club Owner’s Helicopter Crashes in Flames

LEICESTER, England (AP) – A helicopter belonging to Leicester City’s owner – Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha -crashed in flames in a carpark next to the soccer club’s stadium shortly after it took off from the field following a Premier League game on Saturday night.

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Israel’s First Female Soccer Boss Blazes a Desert Trail

BEERSHEBA — The desert city of Beersheba in southern Israel may seem to have little in common with the gleaming capitals of Europe, but for the third year running its soccer club is to play in the UEFA Champions League.

Alona Barkat, the owner of the soccer team Hapoel Beersheba, is seen among players during an interview at Turner Stadium in Beersheba on May 8, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA)