Over the course of three months, Cait Oppermann captured the human side of these superhuman athletes—making dinner after practice, relaxing in front of the TV, and getting coffee with teammates.
People from all backgrounds, races, religions, and social classes got together in Lisbon's taverns to see their team win.
They prayed, they cried, and they screamed on Terreiro do Paço square in Lisbon last night.
Let's celebrate with a thinkpiece.
Look at how he's holding that magical Wii wand to his chest, thumbing that stick, smiling that smile. Couldn't you just eat him up?
Two long-shot teams have defied the odds and made this a tournament worth watching—and this time, one of those teams was my home country.
"The screws resent being here as much as we do. If there's a big game on, they want to watch the full ninety minutes uninterrupted. They've locked down wings for that reason, the twats."
In just three days, the Mediterranean city saw the best and worst of what soccer has to offer.
We found out how Psyonix went from making a cult game with a ridiculous name to launching one of 2015's most popular titles.
Check out a free episode from VICE World of Sports, where we explore the highly organized soccer league behind the walls of Uganda's only maximum-security prison.
Tonight on VICELAND, we visit Uganda's only maximum security prison and its elaborate inmate soccer league.
It's almost 25 years old, but Sensi remains the most accessible and user-friendly soccer game around.
Tonight on VICELAND, we explore Palestine's expressive fashion world on STATES OF UNDRESS, and head to Serbia's violent soccer derby on VICE World of Sports.
The 'Cruyff turn' was somewhere between Turner and Picasso—the work of both a delicate craftsman and a wildly inventive revolutionary.
We grabbed lunch with the comedian and had a chat about his new special, Comedy Camisado.
I have no idea when mom was diagnosed, but it must have been after the driveway and after the buggy in the rain.
Uganda's only maximum security prison, Luzira, holds a sophisticated prison soccer tournament known not only for its top-notch talent, but the remarkable part it plays in the country's low recidivism rate.
FIFA's indoor mode was soccer stripped back to its joyful core—so how'd it come about, and why'd it disappear?
They chucked bottles and bricks while chanting "we hate n*****s."
A cautionary tale of bribery, stupidity, and an obese, parrot-loving snitch.
For a number of young players released from their contracts, selling large quantities of cocaine seems like the easiest way to maintain the lifestyle they once enjoyed.
We went there to watch a soccer game between one of Tepito's best known teams and Las Gardenias, a team made up by trans people who live in the barrio.
When you spend nearly 750 hours of your life with someone they become important to you—even when they're a video game character named Ivica Strok who you made up.
Having a top-flight football league is a relatively new for Australia. But we do hooliganism like old pros.