The U.S. Should Have Won the Group of Death
June 23, 2014

But we still believe that we will win.

Towards an Ethic of World Cup Fandom
June 22, 2014

A philosopher in Brazil ruminates on how to be a good fan

Photos: Brazilian Vendors, Sticking it to FIFA, Set Up a DIY Fan Fest of Their Own
June 21, 2014

The big screen wasn't as fancy, but the throng of fans didn't mind 

A Less Smooth Soccer Ball is Actually More Predictable When It's Kicked
June 20, 2014

Science explains transition points and pressure distribution shifts.

Knausgaard on Angel Di Maria: Looks Like Kafka, Plays Like A Dream
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?
June 20, 2014

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

Luis Suarez Is a Beast
June 20, 2014

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

Why Did Borges Hate Soccer?
June 20, 2014

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