Please Help Me Find a World Cup Team to Hate
June 11, 2014

Now accepting nominations for a side that deserves my scorn

Not One Compelling American on the 'Most Compelling Players' List?
June 11, 2014

American players have channeled resentment into sublime play. 

Why Cameroon Will Beat Mexico on Friday
June 11, 2014

The Lions' secret advantage: the spirit of the oldest player to ever score in a World Cup. 

All You Tiki-Taka Haters Are Just Jealous
June 11, 2014

Like it or not, possession still gets results. 

The Pleasures of Rooting Against Brazil
June 11, 2014

No team has ever acted so entitled to World Cup glory. 

How I Got My Soccer-Hating Son to Watch the World Cup
June 10, 2014

Step one: Let him believe Michael Bradley is "Captain America."

The Smart Fan's 2014 World Cup Social Media Guide
June 10, 2014

All the feeds the savvy fan needs to keep up with this World Cup. 

Welcome to Goal Posts III
June 10, 2014

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

21 Things That Must Happen During This World Cup
June 10, 2014

 A must (must, must!) read post for every England fan. 

Eleven Writers and Intellectuals on the World Cup's Most Compelling Characters

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Aleksandar Hemon, Joseph O'Neill, and eight other soccer-loving writers plumb the tournaments most compelling characters.