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How Liverpool Reject Gabriel Paletta Became AC Milan's Working-Class Hero
Though he never fulfilled his potential at Liverpool, Gabriel Paletta has made a fine career for himself elsewhere. Amongst his fellow Italo-Argentinos, he is a symbol of working-class perseverance.
Neymar Steps Down as Captain After Leading Brazil to First Futebol Olympic Gold Medal
Given Neymar's general willingness to step away from the spotlight, it wouldn't be surprising to see him follow through with it.
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what comes after tiki-taka
Xavi and the End
The end appears to have come for Xavi, the avatar of and prime mover in Spain's tiki-taka attack. These moments are always sad, but nothing ever really ends.
Ana Rezende Breaks the Curse at the World Cup Final
Ana watches the final between Germany and Argentina at a huge outdoor party hosted by the owner of Zum Schneider, a German biergarten.
Is the Multi-Country Model the Future of Major Sporting Events?
EURO 2020 will play out all across Europe, is sharing the wealth the future of big international sporting events?
Costa Rica vs. Netherlands: Quarterfinals in NYC with Ana Rezende
Ana hangs with the Costa Rican Networking Group at Legends, a sports bar in Midtwon Manhattan, as Los Ticos take on The Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
Why the United States Needs a Football Revolution
Even after 101 years, the United States has failed to develop a national playing style. If Jurgen Klinsmann wants to do so, he should look, unconventionally, south.
A World Cup of Broken Ideas
This year’s tournament ended the same way that it started.
A Not-Quite-Definitive Review of the World Cup's Eight Finest Goals
Free of its in-game context, how does one figure out what makes a goal great?
World Cup Dispatch: Out and About In The Argentine Slum of Rio De Janeiro
The city government on Rio de Janeiro relocated thousands of Argentinian Fans during the World Cup.
Rihanna Hangs Out With German Team After Their World Cup Win
Rihanna was at the World Cup. Seems like she had a good time.
Deported Argentine Hooligan Who Mocked Authorities Says He’ll Be at World Cup Final
Pablo "Bebote" Alvarez told VICE News his deportation won't faze him. He'll be at the final against Germany, the hooligan leader said.