World Cup

Photos: Brazilian Riot Police Squashed a Big Protest During the World Cup Finals
July 15, 2014

A standoff in Praça saens Pena, and tense fans on the Copacabana. Matthew Niederhauser’s Photo Diary, Day 15

Was This the Last Great World Cup?
July 13, 2014

It wasn't a perfect tournament, but we're going to like it a lot better than the dark age that now awaits 

Geoff Dyer on The World Cup's Defining Foul
July 13, 2014

The combination of cynicism, cheating, and deceit that marked Luis Suarez as the vilest great footballer in the history of the game.

England Have Won Wars Against Argentina and Germany. Football Matches, Not So Much.
July 12, 2014

Deciding who to root for in the World Cup final is not so easy if you're English

If Hamlet Gave Argentina’s Pre-World Cup Final Speech
July 12, 2014

Alejandro Sabella channels the Prince of Denmark

What the World Cup Looks Like to a Refugee Child
July 11, 2014

"Germany are playing with a lot of self-confidence." Sounds right to us.

What Will We Take From This Tournament?
July 11, 2014

Some World Cups write a beautiful romance, but more often, they offer up troubled stories

Your 2018 Team USA World Cup Starting Lineup
July 11, 2014

Unabashed speculation from the Goal Posts crystal ball 

Was This the Best World Cup Uniform of All Time?
July 10, 2014

If there was a trophy for dressing well, Peru would walk away with it.