Franklin Foer

Let the Border Kids Stay
We owe them, after all
August 12, 2014

A comprehensive case for compassion.

Was This the Last Great World Cup?
Russia and Qatar loom, as does a return to defensive-minded play
July 13, 2014

It wasn't a perfect tournament, but we're going to like it a lot better than the dark age that now awaits 

Let the Recriminations Begin in Brazil, and Let Them Begin with Scolari
Corruption and European clubs are sapping the country's talent. But it was their coach who ensured that this team played scared.
July 08, 2014

Corruption and European clubs are sapping the country's talent. But it was their coach who ensured that this team played scared.

Yes, American Soccer Has Finally Arrived
Was that exciting enough for you, America? Good—you'd better get used to it.
July 01, 2014

Was that exciting, America? Well, good—you better get used to it.

Aboard TAM Flight 3805: Surviving Brazil vs. Chile at 30,000 Feet
"Please stay in your seat with your seat belt fastened" does not apply when the game goes to penalties
June 28, 2014

"Please stay in your seat with your seat belt fastened" does not apply when Brazil and Chile go to penalties.

Bravo, Klinsmann. And Look Out, Belgium!
It wasn't pretty, but we cheated (the Group of) Death
June 26, 2014

It wasn't pretty, but we cheated (the Group of) Death

God Is Brazilian: The Theology of 'Futebol,' Explained
And so He said unto Neymar...
June 19, 2014

My visit to Sao Paulo's Museu do Futebol, where history magically records a Brazil victory in every World Cup ever played 

Welcome to Goal Posts III
June 10, 2014

Welcome to Goal Posts III, TNR's World Cup Blog

Slavery, Sex and the Roots of Brazil's Transcendent Style of Soccer
Reflecting on my alternate life as a Futebol fanatic
June 10, 2014

Brazil's fraught racial and sexual history with soccer—and my family's fraught history with Brazil.

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