Sports

Knausgaard on Angel Di Maria: Looks Like Kafka, Plays Like A Dream
"The first time I saw him play, I thought, That's my man."
June 20, 2014

"The first time I saw him play, I thought, That's my man."

After Their South African Disaster, Will France Hold It Together This World Cup?
Looks like it, at least on Twitter
June 20, 2014

The French team famously imploded four years ago. What do their Twitter accounts reveal about team harmony this time around?

At This World Cup, England Fans Get Their Disillusionment in First
Low expectations, duly met
June 20, 2014

Low expectations, duly met 

Luis Suarez Is a Beast
On the taxonomy of strikers, the Uruguay star is an apex predator
June 20, 2014

The Uruguay star and the grand tradition of strikers who seek to destroy 

Why Did Borges Hate Soccer?
Mass culture was anathema to the Argentine writer
June 20, 2014

"Soccer is popular because stupidity is popular,” Borges once said.

Wayne Rooney Not Scoring for England, in GIFs
Forty-one goals in international matches, 40 of which were not scored in the World Cup
June 19, 2014

Forty-one goals in international matches, 40 of which were not scored in the World Cup 

England's Loss to Uruguay, as Epic Poem
The doggerel of defeat
June 19, 2014

Sad supporter pens doggeral of defeat 

Photo: Bulgarian Wrestling Is a Pain in the Neck
June 19, 2014

A fun day out for all the family.

Chart: The Best States for World Cup Coverage of Team USA
Here's where the Cup is making the front-page
June 19, 2014

This chart will tell you.

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 

Pages