world cup 2014
Even amid the camper vans and the seemingly anarchic raucousness of the beach, Sepp Blatter reigns supreme.
Germany, superbly well drilled, provided the perfect example of the superiority of the team game with their 7-1 evisceration of Brazil’s emotionally overcharged individuals in the semi-final.
Is being wary of enthusiasm just intellectual masochism, or are we missing out on a powerful force for good in the world?
There is a set way to behave. Team shirts and face paint have become de rigueur, while Mexican waves now interrupt the view of anybody trying to watch the football with irritating regularity.
Simon Schama bissects a tale of two halves: Brazil’s nail-biting victory over Chile.
With England sometimes, you just can’t win.
The Sun columnist says football players shirking international duty should have to call the parents of someone killed in Afghanistan and explain themselves. What?
Nothing we can engineer has come close to replicating the placenta’s ability to act as the kidney, lungs, hormone source, nutrition channel and waste disposal unit for a growing foetus.
On the taxonomy of strikers, the Uruguay star is an apex predator.
World leaders have often found, to their cost, that using football as a political emblem isn’t always as successful as they might hope.