Lionel Messi Is Impossible
In their Group F World Cup match late last month, Argentina and Iran were still deadlocked after 90 minutes.
Silence in the favela
As part of its cleanup for the World Cup, in 2008 the Brazilian government began a police crackdown to sweep criminals out of the urban slums known as "favelas.
The ‘World Cup Is Over, Now What?’ Guide to Soccer
Just because the World Cup is over doesn’t mean soccer stops. Soccer never stops; that’s one of its biggest appeals.
The Most Shocking Result in World Cup History
We had Brazil favored to win Tuesday’s World Cup semifinal against Germany (even despite the absence of Neymar and Thiago Silva). Time to eat some crow. That prediction stunk.
Stop Making Sense
Should we talk about where we’ve just been? The group stage was one coup after another, a sequence of thrilling games that gradually dismantled the existing order of international soccer. The last two world champions died in their baths.