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Many Women’s World Cup matches are far from selling out — and people think FIFA is to blame

On Wednesday FIFA withdrew a claim that 1 million tickets had been sold to the games in France.
Alexi Lalas.

Soccer analyst Alexi Lalas says the US women are now bigger ‘villains’ with an even larger target on their backs after beating Thailand 13...

Team USA faced criticism for its behavior. Analyst Alexi Lalas points out what this means for the US team going forward.

The one player you need to know from every country competing in the 2019 Women’s World Cup

24 teams head to France to face off in the 2019 Women's World Cup. Check out the best players on each squad that can make an impact.
Julie Ertz has established dietary habits that fit with her training and nutritional needs.

How US soccer star Julie Ertz incorporates chocolate-chip pancakes into her super-strict diet

Olympic soccer player Julie Ertz told INSIDER about her dietary habits as she trains for the 2019 World Cup this June.

A US Women’s soccer player gave a great, NSFW speech in one of the team’s final tune-ups before the World Cup

The US Women's National Team is hoping to repeat in the Women's World Cup this summer. McCall Zerboni is trying to lead them there.

The 10 biggest news stories of 2018, according to Google Trends

The biggest news stories of 2018 included the FIFA World Cup, the US midterm elections, and the royal wedding.
Superstar Alex Morgan has scored 18 goals in 19 games during the 2018 season.

Alex Morgan converted on a gorgeous volley in final game of the year to cap the USWNT’s undefeated 2018 campaign

Superstar Alex Morgan has scored 18 goals in 19 games during the 2018 season.

Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku says he memorized every goal from a World Cup when he was 6 to become one of the best soccer players in the world...

Romelu Lukaku studied the 1998 World Cup when he was five years old, memorizing the goals and the actions. He decided to become a pro soccer player, practicing by himself to achieve his dream.
France won the World Cup, but only one bank saw it coming.

Big banks like Goldman Sachs spectacularly failed to predict the World Cup winner — here’s why

Banks were afflicted by the sheer unpredictability of this year's tournament, which saw the unfavored Croatia squad make it all the way to the final.
France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates with the trophy after winning the World Cup

France’s 19-year-old wunderkind is donating his World Cup winnings to charity — and the total could be more than $500,000

Kylian Mbappé's wages were estimated to be about £17,000 ($22,500) a game, with a £265,000 ($350,000) bonus for a World Cup win, but he won't see a penny of it. He's said to be donating his winnings to a charity offering sporting opportunities to children who are hospitalised or have disabilities.