Soccer game

Lionel Messi surprises 11-year-old with spontaneous football game

Mackenzie O’Neill was on a family vacation in Antigua and was playing football on the beach, which he did almost every day. Then, like in a beer commercial, there was Messi. The Messi held up a soccer ball – imagine that in slow motion, the sun behind him and the ocean shimmering – and waved […]

Soccer field

2019 World Cup Pitch Size

Richard HeathcoteGetty Images The International Football Association Board has specific guidelines for the field of play in a FIFA regulation match. Here’s the gist: This content is imported from {embed-name}. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, on their website. The […]

Soccer ball

2019 World Cup soccer ball expertly designed for aerodynamic success

This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) – Cristiane Rozeira’s left foot hit the ball from the whistle. The ball soared over the barrier, curved gracefully to the right, struck the post and crossed the goal line. It was Rozeira’s third consecutive score in the match, and with it, she secured Brazil’s victory over […]