soccer

Why Cameroon Will Beat Mexico on Friday
The Lions' secret advantage: the spirit of the oldest player to ever score in a World Cup
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
Like it or not, possession still wins matches
June 11, 2014

Like it or not, possession still gets results. 

The Pleasures of Rooting Against Brazil
No team has ever acted so entitled to World Cup glory.
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
A sticky solution.
June 10, 2014

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

The Smart Fan's 2014 World Cup Social Media Guide
All the feeds you need to be following, right now
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.

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.

The World Cup Is About to Begin, and FIFA's Reputation Has Never Been Worse
June 09, 2014

John Oliver's 13-minute rant is just the latest in a long string of embarrassments.

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