soccer

European Soccer Has a Racism Problem. Its Solution: Sexism.
October 23, 2014

UEFA's women-and-children policy makes no sense whatsoever.

The Solution to Violent Soccer Matches Is Not to Separate Enemy Nations
October 15, 2014

After all, political tension makes for great competition.

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 

Geoff Dyer on The World Cup's Defining Foul
July 13, 2014

The combination of cynicism, cheating, and deceit that marked Luis Suarez as the vilest great footballer in the history of the game.

Tim Howard Is Great, But I'll Take Manuel Neuer Any Day
He might not be the flashiest, but the Bayern keeper is quietly leading Germany to victory
July 10, 2014

He might not be the flashiest, but the Bayern keeper is quietly leading Germany to glory.

Brightly Colored Soccer Cleats are Gay, Says Russian Priest
Jesus, by contrast, was a sandals man
July 09, 2014

"Putting pink or light blue cleats on a man" argues Father Alexander, "is like dressing him in a woman's underwear or brassiere."

Why I Hate Argentina
It started with a headbutt
July 09, 2014

Remember that time in 1998 that Argentina played the Netherlands? Unforgivable.

Before and After Photos Show How Devastating the Germany Loss Was for Average Brazilians
Matthew Niederhauser's Photo Diary, Day 13
July 09, 2014

No rioting, and not much to say—yet—as fans absorb the massacre at the Mineirão 

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