Sports

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 

The Washington Football Team's Offensive Name Is Still a Valuable, Protected Trademark
June 19, 2014

The media completely misstated what this news really means. Here's what you need to know. 

The Reign of Spain Is Over—But You Don't Have to be a Jerk About It
So long, Xavi and company. It's been a good six years.
June 18, 2014

So long, Xavi and company. It's been a good six years. 

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 

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