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This Could Still Be the Highest-Scoring World Cup In History
Five goals short of the record, with three more matches to go
July 09, 2014

Five more goals to reach the record, and three more matches to go. Piece of cake, right? 

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 

Brazil's "Bullyball" Goes Belly Up
1-7 is a result, too
July 08, 2014

A squad built for low-scoring games found out what happens when the other team refuses to yield 

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.

It's a Sorry Year for British Sports, and Not Just at the World Cup
God may still save the Queen, but Britannia has not ruled in 2014
July 08, 2014

God may still save the Queen, but Britannia has not ruled in 2014

A Tribute to Alfredo Di Stefano, An All-Time Soccer Great
He never played in a World Cup, but every player there now should salute him.
July 08, 2014

He never played in a World Cup, but every player there now should salute him.

Photos: Brazilians Celebrate Bittersweet Victory over Colombia
Matthew Niederhauser's World Cup Photo Diary: Day Twelve
July 07, 2014

Matthew Niederhauser's World Cup Photo Diary: Day Twelve

Costa Rica and Colombia Never Really Had a Chance: A Theory of World Cup Upsets
There's a reason that the four teams left in have played in a combined 21 finals.
July 07, 2014

The four teams left in the World Cup have played in a combined 21 finals. This is not a coincidence. 

Why Qatar Should Be Allowed to Keep the 2022 World Cup
Relocating the tournament would deny the very progress reformers want
July 05, 2014

Taking the tournament away from Qatar would deny the very progress reformers want

Ten Reasons Why Baseball Is Better than Soccer
July 04, 2014

Ten reasons why baseball is better than soccer.

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