The crash that claimed most of Brazil's Chapecoense football team fits into a broader history of tears, and hope.
The antics of young Argentine striker Mauro Icardi have left Inter Milan adrift, costing manager Frank De Boer his job.
The election of Slovenian lawyer Aleksander Čeferin as UEFA chief sends out intriguing signals.
By acquiring Gonzalo Higuain and letting go of Paul Pogba, savvy Juventus showed it's playing for European silverware.
Euro 2016, won by Portugal, was much ado about defense, but there's no shame in that.
With the expanded format now including a few hungry minnows, expect a rollicking ride through Euro 2016.
Roma's Francesco Totti is likely to get another year's playing time after a tempestuous season worthy of an opera libretto.
The musical chairs that is football management is more than ever in madcap motion.
Despite vast TV revenues, soccer ticket prices are running amok, particularly in Germany, Spain and Britain.
China's leap into the soccer market is changing the financial dynamics of an already top-dollar sport.
This summer's European Championships promises on-the-field relief from the game's legal woes.
Claudio Ranieri has been everywhere as a journeyman coach, but these days are pure magic.