The 2018 FIFA World Cup

7.16.18

We Watched the World Cup Final in Kylian Mbappé's Hometown

The World Cup's young star was raised in Bondy, a poor suburb north east of Paris.

7.16.18

Pussy Riot Member Sentenced After On-Field Protest at the World Cup Final

Veronica Nikulshina, the first member to face the court, was sentenced to 15 days of administrative arrest at a special prison and was banned from attending future sporting events.

7.16.18

Photos of Paris Partying After France's World Cup Win

Sunday's match was France's second win in 20 years.

7.6.18

An Ex-Pro Soccer Player Explains How Easy It Is to Dope

"I was only tested once throughout my entire career, while some players I knew were never tested at all."

7.4.18

The Best Reactions to England's Victory Last Night

Dance in the streets and smack a fucking suitcase, because football's coming home.

7.3.18

This World Cup Still Desperately Needs Some Heroes

So far, all we've seen is a death of narrative and a dearth of destiny.

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7.2.18

How Bad Is Football for the Environment?

In which we discover the most environmentally-friendly way to watch the World Cup.

6.22.18

Video Review Has Made the World Cup Better

Video review has avoided doing what many feared it would do: create more problems than it solved. So far, the addition of VAR (video assistant referees) has been a good thing.

6.14.18

Which Country You Should Cheer for in the World Cup

If your country didn't qualify, here's a handy guide to decide which bandwagon you should jump on.

6.7.18

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.