Sports

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.

Kostas Mitroglou and Greece Could Really Use a Win
It's been a long ten years since Euro 2004
June 16, 2014

It's been a long 10 years for the team–and the country–since Euro 2004. 

Nate Silver and His Equations Don't Understand the World Cup
The dubiousness of Big Data's soccer predictions
June 16, 2014

The dubiousness of Big Data's soccer predictions

A Tale of Two Argentinas: What the Bosnia Game Taught Us About the Team's Conflicting Approaches
Argentina's game, like its politics, is bitterly divided.
June 16, 2014

A sloppy win shows the bitter divisions within Argentinian football

Photos of England Fans in "The Place to Avoid"
Matthew Niederhauser's photo diary: Day three.
June 16, 2014

For day three of his photo diary, Matthew Niederhauser travels to Manaus, the home of the much-reviled Arena de Amazonia

The Joys of Streaming the World Cup on Univision
And that's even before the halftime commercials!
June 16, 2014

The zany pyrotechnics of the Univisión team could easily beat any David Foster Wallace paragraph in stylistic intensity

If Jurgen Klinsmann Doesn't Believe In the U.S. Team, Why Should I?
It's one thing to be realistic, another to be a killjoy
June 16, 2014

He isn't being realistic, he's being a killjoy. 

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