The 2018 FIFA World Cup

Soccer Fans Told Us the Reasons They've Accidentally Missed Iconic Moments

"I missed Italy's winner against Germany in the 2006 World Cup semi-final because I was being wrestled."
Will Magee
The 2018 FIFA World Cup

Here's Everyone You're Going to Watch the World Cup With

From fair-weather patriots and mansplainers to estranged friends and yer da, here are all the people you're going to hang out with during Russia 2018.
Will Magee

The World Cup Match That Spawned a Decades-Old Conspiracy Theory

When Argentina thrashed Peru at the knockout stages of the 1978 World Cup, the result led many to mutter darkly about fixes, political interference, and corruption at the highest level.
Will Magee

The Ramshackle Goals We Make to Play Soccer

A roofer by trade, Liverpool-based photographer Michael Kirkham has spent the last two years travelling through some of the most deprived areas of the country in search of makeshift goals.
Will Magee
this weekend in the premier league

Return of the Moyes: This Weekend in the Premier League

With West Ham an absolute shitshow at this point and managerial change in the air, the long shadow of David Moyes looms over English football once more.
Will Magee
premier league

Mourinho the Magnificent: This Weekend in the Premier League

Football has been happening again, and I'm delighted to announce that Jose Mourinho is up to his old tricks.
Will Magee

What's Behind Football's Enduring Anti-Semitism Problem?

While anti-semitism is hardly a new problem for European football, it is one of the most persistent forms of discrimination in the game.
Will Magee

Decline of the Hard Lad: This Weekend in the Premier League

Crystal Palace finally scored a goal!
Will Magee
Andrés Escobar

How Colombia’s 1994 World Cup Campaign Led to the Murder of Andres Escobar

Having been tipped by some to win the 1994 World Cup, an own goal from Andres Escobar helped to end Colombia’s dream at the group stage. Five days later, he was shot dead in a nightclub parking lot in Medellin.
Will Magee
diego costa's instagram

Social Media Has Become a Tool of Psychological Warfare During the Transfer Window

With Diego Costa flaunting an Atletico Madrid shirt on Instagram this week, it’s clear that social media has become another medium for transfer mind games. So how effective is it?
Will Magee
world cup controversies

How The 2002 World Cup Became the Most Controversial Tournament in Recent Memory

The 2002 World Cup is remembered as the tournament of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo. However, thanks to referees, the golden goal rule and South Korea, it is also considered one of the most contentious of all time.
Will Magee
diaspora football clubs

Meet the Football Club Bridging the Divide Between the Punjab and Gravesend

While one might imagine that there is a significant cultural gulf between India and suburban Kent, Guru Nanak FC have done much to forge a bond between the two. Now a multicultural football club, they have their roots in the local Sikh community.
Will Magee