Sports

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Cheer for Belgium
An American citizen, born in Belgium, with an affinity for Algeria, sorts out his allegiances
June 18, 2014

And why I'm thinking of starting a support group for fans of more than one World Cup team 

 

Yes, We Are Witnessing an Historic World Cup
¡Gooool! ¡Gooool! ¡Gooool!
June 18, 2014

The charts confirm what your heart-rate has hinted: This has been the wildest-ever start for soccer's biggest tournament 

In Praise of Nil-Nil: Mexico and Brazil Show How It's Done
No goals? No problem.
June 18, 2014

Brazil vs. Mexico may have finished 0-0, but it was anything but boring.

Guillermo Ochoa's Hair, Cristiano Ronaldo's Pecs, and the Russians' Wine-Red Uniforms
There's a reason they call it the Beautiful Game
June 18, 2014

Sure, the World Cup is about scoring goals and winning, but it's also about style.

How the National Team Coach Went from Patriotic Symbol to Globe-Trotting Mercenary
Whistles for hire
June 17, 2014

Fabio Capello and the history of whistles for hire  

USA and Ghana Fans Hugged It Out Before the Battle in Natal: Photos
Matthew Niederhauser's photo diary: Day four
June 17, 2014

One of those moments of World Cup magic that no corporate sponsor could engineer. 

French Revival? Five Story Lines to Watch During Les Bleus' Next Matches
Plus one supposedly burning question you can safely disregard
June 17, 2014

Plus one supposedly burning question you can safely disregard 

The U.S.-Ghana Match Was the Best Worst Game of the Tournament
Years of investment, for what?
June 17, 2014

Years of investment, for what?

Why You Should (and Should Not) be Excited About Belgium’s New Golden Generation
A test for the unifying power of soccer
June 16, 2014

A test for the unifying power of soccer 

Pepe's Headbutt Earned Him a Red Card. But Does Anger Sometimes Help Players, Too?
Whether or not it’s true, most athletes believe it does
June 16, 2014

Whether or not it’s true, most athletes believe that anger helps them.

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