Let’s just say that Maradona never did seem like a guy who was going to live to see 90. But he surely was one of the greatest players who ever played the world’s most popular game.
I have been unusually transfixed by this year’s World Cup, where histories of European identity and empire are so clearly on display. [updated 15 July] We’re headed into the last week, and
What will Americans who look down on sports except for embracing the single most corrupt and nationalistic sport on the planet do during the World Cup?
Above: Ousted FIFA president Sepp Blatter Sepp Blatter is a man who works strictly in subtlety. But for Blatter, a man who makes Donald Trump seem modest and reticent, this is a moment to preen. Holdi
Sigh: In the Women’s World Cup, the USA soccer team took the championship against Japan on Sunday—just not with their pocketbooks. In fact, they are being paid 40 times less than their male counte
Minky Worden argues at Human Rights Watch that while corruption is a major issue, the new FIFA director needs to prioritize worker safety in building World Cup facilities. FIFA’s (non-corruption) pr
That Qatar World Cup is really setting a new standard for labor rights: Thousands of migrant labourers from North Korea are toiling for years on construction sites in Qatar for virtually no pay – in
I intended to post this on Friday, but the time I had carved out on Friday for this unexpectedly became unavailable, and this past weekend (like most in England) was consumed by my lovely daughter. Th