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Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On

Today, during a World Cup game between Morocco and Iran, Moroccan winger Nordin Amrabat suffered a wicked head injury when he collided with an opponent. After he went down, a team trainer tried to revive him by slapping his face—a move decried by athletes and followers online. But despite the ...

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How Video Games Are Changing the Way Soccer is Played

LONDON — Before his first few appearances as a teenage striker for Arsenal, Alex Iwobi used to cast his eye over the names of the opposition team, trying to identify his direct opponent. In most cases, he would find himself up against a player he had never faced. His manager, ...

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Global Soccer: Wales Climbs a Mountain With Bale Leading the Way

LONDON — There was a priceless moment when Gareth Bale showed his swiftness, and his opponents’ lack of it, as Wales advanced in the European Championships and Russia was eliminated. Bale’s thrilling athleticism and a burst of speed propelled him between Sergei Ignashevich and Igor Smolnikov as if the two ...

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