world cup 2018

Film

'She's the Man' Is the Most Important Soccer Movie of All Time

The 2006 cult classic taught me that gender cannot delineate a soccer field, a relationship, a feeling, or a talent. (And that, yes, gouda is the best cheese.)
Noa Azulai
7.11.18
World Cup

Is Cheating in Soccer More Acceptable in Some Countries than Others?

There have long been stereotypes that some cultures are OK with diving and other more controversial bits of gamesmanship, but that may not actually be the case.
David Cox
7.6.18
World Cup

5 out 5 Moms Agree: Messi is the Best

The Argentina star shocked a reporter who gave him a good luck charm from his mother and showed him he wore it during the win against Nigeria.
Sean Newell
6.28.18
Sports

The 'World Cup of Eggs' Is a Delicious Global Competition We Can All Get Behind

An Instagram account is celebrating the 2018 World Cup by showcasing tasty egg dishes from all 32 participating countries.
Luke Winkie
6.28.18
World Cup

Mexican Soccer Fans Carry Korean Fans on Their Shoulders for World Cup Assist

Korea knocked out Germany and sent Mexico through to the round of 16.
Sean Newell
6.27.18
The 2018 FIFA World Cup

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.
Daniel Squizzato
6.22.18
world cup 2018

Russians are shocked at how much beer World Cup fans are drinking

"We just didn't think they would only want beer," one server said.
Rex Santus
6.20.18
world cup 2018

Iranian Women Fight for Right to be Soccer Fans at the World Cup

A group of nine fans have travelled to the World Cup to protest against the rules banning women from stadiums back home during each of Iran’s matches.
David Cox
6.14.18
The 2018 FIFA World Cup

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.
Daniel Squizzato
6.14.18
world cup 2018

Russian Lawmaker Tells Citizens Not to Have Sex with World Cup Tourists

Tamara Pletnyova also doesn't want people having sex outside of their race. "We should give birth to our own children."
Liam Daniel Pierce
6.14.18
World Cup

This Soviet-era stadium had to be completely redesigned to host the FIFA World Cup

Built during the Soviet heyday in 1957, the Yekaterina Arena will be one of the last ready for the World Cup to begin.
Mikhail Galustov
Angad Singh
6.14.18
world cup 2018

This AI Simulated the 2018 World Cup 100,000 Times to Predict a Winner

A group of researchers used AI and machine learning to predict that Spain and Germany are the most likely winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.13.18
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