They do things differently at Sociedad Deportiva Eibar, up in the mist-cloaked valleys of the Basque country. And it is working.
The man tasked with investigating the World Cup bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments resigned Wednesday, plunging world football into turmoil.
A soccer whistle-blower has criticized FIFA's "culture of self-protection" after the world governing body rejected her claim over a breach of confidentiality as the World Cup bidding saga rumbled on.
After 20 years, over 300 goals and a host of major honors, Thierry Henry has called time on his football career.
Champions League holders and arguably Europe's most in-form team Real Madrid were drawn against German side Schalke 04 in the last 16 of Europe's most prestigious competition.
Barcelona failed to keep pace in the La Liga title race with record breaking Real Madrid Saturday after being held goalless at Getafe.
A litany of wasted chances and inspired goalkeeping from David De Gea combined with clinical finishing from the home side saw Manchester United pile the misery on Liverpool with a 3-0 win in the English Premier League Sunday.
University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night during a ceremony in New York City.
The NFL has denied Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's appeal of a season-long suspension, league spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted Friday.
If you're an American kid thinking of fame and fortune you have a new path to help you achieve your dreams.
He's yet to score a Premier League goal for Liverpool, but Mario Balotelli can claim one first in 2014 -- he had the most retweeted message of the World Cup.
A decade and a day might have passed but the script was still the same.
Soccer legend Pele is out of a Brazilian hospital after more than two weeks for treatment of a urinary tract infection.
It was little surprise that Landon Donovan described the end of his career as "perfect."
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are matching each other hat-trick for hat-trick as their remarkable scoring battle continues apace.
It lasted 23 matches and 102 days but Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season is ended by Newcastle.
Roma defender Leandro Castan underwent successful neurosurgery Wednesday, having previously complained of acute dizziness during an Italian Serie A match in September.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo find themselves fighting it out for FIFA's Ballon d'Or award once again -- but the contest between the world's two highest-profile footballers isn't only being played out on the pitch.
Mario Balotelli's knack of attracting the wrong type of headlines shows no sign of abating with the Italian international facing a possible English Football Association charge for racially stereotyping Jewish and black people in a social media post.
Expensive works of art offered as inducements are at the center of the latest series of damaging allegations around the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, a published report claimed.
Football legend Pele's condition is continuing to improve, but he remains in an intensive care unit.
Chelsea maintained its unbeaten start to the English Premier League season but were made to sweat against a dogged Sunderland side Saturday.
Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale strike for Real Madrid to ensure reigning European champions break club record for consecutive victories.
Soccer legend Pele is lucid and improving at a Brazil hospital, though still in intensive care.
Brazilian football legend Pele's condition has improved, according to a Thursday evening statement from a Sao Paulo hospital.
Brazilian striker Brandao has been handed a one-month jail sentence for headbutting an opposing player, with the severity of his punishment linked to the footballer's role model status, according to one of the lawyers involved in the case.
One of the questions I've been asked the most in the 10 days since judge Hans-Joachim Eckert's summary was published of Michael Garcia's report into the conduct of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, is the extent to which I'm upset with the comments about me as the "Australian whistleblower."
The jury may still be out for many Arsenal fans over the future of coach Arsenal Wenger but few can argue about the Frenchman leading the Londoners to the Champions League knockout stages for a 15th consecutive year.
Over the past five years evictions have become a symbol of Spain's economic crisis, but the latest homeowner to face the prospect of homelessness -- an 85-year-old woman -- has found an unlikely guardian angel.
Lionel Messi broke the Spanish league's all-time scoring record after hitting a hat trick in Barcelona's 5-1 victory over Sevilla.
Manchester United secured a vital 2-1 victory against Arsenal, their first on the road in the English Premier League this season under coach Louis Van Gaal.
Its record on dealing with racist abuse has been mixed and now Russia has been urged by a leading anti-apartheid activist to show a tougher approach to the issue ahead of hosting the 2018 World Cup.
The final round of qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations threw up a few surprises, the most notable of which being holders Nigeria bowing out.
The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has taken a new twist as football's world governing body FIFA lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss judiciary Tuesday.
FIFA is coming under growing pressure from some of Europe's leading football federations to take "urgent action" and restore confidence in the world governing body.
Crowd disorder caused a top of the table Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Croatia Sunday to be delayed as flares were thrown on the pitch.
Claudio Ranieri paid the price for Greece's humiliating defeat to the Faroe Islands when it was confirmed Saturday that he had been sacked as national team coach.
Wayne Rooney celebrated his 100th cap for England by scoring the equalizer in a 3-1 victory over Slovenia in an Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley Saturday.
It was the first win in three Euro 2016 qualifying games for the mighty Die Mannschaft but another unconvincing performance by Germany against the minnows of Gibraltar Friday.
It's all out civil war at the top of world football.
U.S. investigators are stepping up the pace of a corruption investigation into senior leaders of FIFA, even as the world soccer body cleared itself.
Another day, another FIFA farce.
Orange is the new snack -- that's the case in Ukraine anyway after one of the country's top football players donated 20 tons of tangerines to local children.
The 'Chosen One' is back in football.
Morocco should be just two months away from hosting Africa's biggest sporting event. Instead, the country has been barred from taking part in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
"Good luck to Clapton Orient FC, no football club had paid a greater price to patriotism" (King George V)
Chelsea came from a goal down to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield and open up a commanding lead at the top of the English Premier League Saturday.
The Moroccan government has urged African soccer's governing body to delay its flagship bi-annual continental competition over fears that it could help to spread Ebola.
Real Madrid smashed five goals past Rayo Vallecano to return to the top of the Spanish league after briefly being deposed by rivals Barcelona.
It is another landmark in the career of one of football's greatest ever players.
A new invasion of pyrotechnics and full-body costumes will assault London this weekend, as the 2014 NFL International Series signs off with a third sell-out date at Wembley Stadium.
No team has ever retained the Champions League title since the competition was revamped in 1992 -- but perhaps, finally, this will be the year.
He puts the gun to the woman's head, pulls the trigger and watches as her body hits the floor.
Manchester City defeat Manchester United 1-0 thanks to a solitary Sergio Aguero strike.
Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in Saturday's Der Klassiker clash thanks to goals from Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski.
Derbies often provide the highlight of any football season -- whether that be Boca Juniors vs. River Plate, AC Milan vs. Inter or Arsenal vs. Spurs -- and Major League Soccer (MLS) is now hoping that Los Angeles can join that illustrious list.
Western Sydney Wanderers defeat Al Hilal to become the first Australian club to win the Asian Champions League.
The president of world soccer's governing body is used to being admonished.
He's not a household name, but Rogerio Ceni is a footballer without equal.
Has the world of football bitten back?
The world of football is mourning the loss of Senzo Meyiwa after the South Africa captain was shot and killed Sunday during a botched robbery, according to authorities.
Robin van Persie salvaged a point for Manchester United against English Premier League leader Chelsea with an injury-time equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford Sunday.
Real Madrid ended Barcelona's unbeaten start to the La Liga season with an emphatic 3-1 victory at the Bernabeu in the first El Clasico of the season on Saturday.
Manchester City's misfiring start to the English Premier League season continued on Saturday with a 2-1 loss to West Ham United at Upton Park.
It was a night which evoked hatred of years past -- now both Serbia and Albania have been punished for their part in dramatic night of violence in Belgrade.
Although he's vowed to keep his famous chops to himself, the world will soon find out if Luis Suarez can keep bagging goals without literally leaving his mark on defenders.
Booed and jeered upon his entrance, cheered upon his exit -- perhaps even the most bitter of rivals are finally ready to submit to the mercurial talents of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Have English Premier League club Sunderland's players set a dangerous precedent for under-performing sports teams?
The message will have been heard loud and clear across Europe.
Kreshnik Berisha was once part of Germany's largest Jewish sports club -- but now he's the first suspected member of ISIS to stand trial in Germany,
Santiago Vergini's 12th minute volley flashed past the goalkeeper to open the scoring in the English Premier League match at St Mary's between Southampton and Sunderland.
He might be fighting it out with Lionel Messi for the title of the world's top soccer player, but Cristiano Ronaldo is in a league of his very own when it comes to social media followers.
One goal in eight matches for new club Liverpool, and dumped by the Italian national team.
In a city where style is king, a Milanese football giant is in urgent need of a makeover, according to the Indonesian tycoon who has taken on the challenge.
Ethnic tensions in the Balkans and an incident involving a drone led to the abandonment of a major European international football game Tuesday.
It's a plot twist that even a thriller writer might have struggled to come up with during Serbia's European qualifying clash with Albania in Belgrade.
Few 15-year-olds can claim to make history, but Martin Odegaard is fast accumulating a clutch of firsts in football.
Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Brazil defeated Argentina 2-0 in the Superclasico de Las Americas friendly fixture in Beijing Saturday.
Poland defeated Germany for the first time in it's footballing history Saturday thanks to goals from Arkadiusz Milik and Sebastian Mila.
It's a problem which is there in black and white.
Guinea star Lass Bangoura pulled out of a key African Cup of Nations match against Ghana Saturday because his club teammates feared he could contract Ebola.
On Sunday, about 100,000 Indian spectators -- including a bevy of India's top celebrities and corporate bigwigs -- will pack into a stadium to watch two teams go at each other with everything they've got.
James Pallotta has already begun a revolution at Roma -- now he wants Italian football to take over the world with overseas Serie A matches.
Everyone loves a sporting feud.
Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho's managerial spat overshadowed Chelsea's 2-0 win over Arsenal Sunday to extend its lead at the top of the EPL.
Barcelona are known for scoring truckloads of goals, but the Catalan side were celebrating their miserliness on Saturday as goalkeeper Claudio Bravo set a new La Liga record for time spent on the pitch without conceding.
Get ruthless. That is Rio Ferdinand's message to soccer's authorities in the fight to tackle the scourge of racism.
Rio Ferdinand was one of the world's top defenders -- now he's turned his hand to defending the reputation of his former manager Alex Ferguson.
Michel Platini has broken his silence over FIFA's refusal to publish the long-awaited report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
Ludogorets Razgrad may only have been founded 13 years ago but on Wednesday it stood on the brink of the biggest result in its brief history.
Sepp Blatter once suggested women footballers should wear tighter shorts -- now his organization, FIFA, has been accused of blatant sexism in its selection of the person to lead an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
They're three of the world's biggest superstars -- but few would have expected to see them together taking in a football match in Paris.
Meet football's answer to Tintin.
It's a landmark that most players can only dream of, but for Lionel Messi it was just a matter of time.
Given their woeful defending of late you'd think Manchester United fans would want a decent center back to come to the club not another star forward -- albeit one of the world's best.
Jerome Champagne, the only candidate currently standing against FIFA president Sepp Blatter, is resolutely refusing to take the gloves off against his rival in the race to decide who will lead football's world governing body.