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The Pope Soccer Ball Meme Is the Perfect Metaphor for a Broken Religion

As Francis issued some of his harshest words yet on the sex abuse crisis, a Cuban circus performer helped make him a meme.
Alex Norcia
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Video Shows Terrifying Escalator Accident in Rome That Injured at Least 20

Cellphone footage shows the machine going haywire and suddenly speeding up, sending dozens of people hurtling down the steps.
Drew Schwartz

Inside the 'Church' Devoted to Argentina’s Favorite Soccer Player

Diego Armando Maradona is one of the best soccer players of all time. And for many fans, he’s a god.
Rodrigo Márquez Tizano
The 2018 FIFA World Cup

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 VICE Guide to Right Now

One of Israel's Top Soccer Teams Wants to Rename Itself After Trump

Beitar Jerusalem's fans are notorious for their "extreme" right-wing nationalism and anti-Arab chants.
Adam Forrest

Photos of the Somali Beach Where Decades of Civil War Are Forgotten

Friday night on Lido beach in Mogadishu.
Yasin Osman

How Soccer and Politics Are Linked in Argentina

On a new episode of our VICELAND series 'VICE World of Sports,' we take a look at the most infamous rivals in soccer—Boca and River.
VICE Staff
10 Questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Soccer Hooligan

"When I saw some friends collecting rubbish bins to set on fire, I knew it was going to be a long day."
Antonis Konstantaras

'Flatlands,' Today's Comic by Jana Vasiljević

A person argues with their computer because it wants to play soccer in this beautiful comic by Belgian cartoonist, Jana Vasiljević.
Jana Vasiljević

Photos of Hustlers and Hooligans Awaiting Trump’s ‘Economic War’ on Mexico

In a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Guadalajara, where jobs are already scarce, uncertainty and drug trade go hand in hand.
Chris Donovan

The Strange, Embarrassing World of Americans Trying to Emulate English Soccer Culture

First the MLS imported players and coaches; now, it's taking what it can from the terraces.
Kev Kharas
The Photo Issue 2016

Intimate Portraits of the Elite Players of the National Women's Soccer League

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.
Cait Oppermann