Aditya Iyer

Aditya Iyer is the sports editor at Open

Nothing Left To Say But Goodbye
Nothing Left To Say But Goodbye

England's campaign in Russia will be remembered for good reasons and bad

12 July 2018
A Brazil football fan in a local market square
FIFA World Cup 2018
Curtain Call in Kazan

Aditya Iyer writes from the city where Muscovites come to smile

12 July 2018
Russia's fans watch a live broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia (Photo: Getty Images)
An End, A Beginning

Russian football fans dare to dream after their team’s fulfilling World Cup campaign

09 July 2018
Fans watching football inside the train
A Carriage of Shattered Dreams

A 16-hour train ride in Russia with grieving football fans

08 July 2018
The Lonely Planet of Kazan
The Lonely Planet of Kazan

The World Cup has brought to life the Russia beyond the tourist trail

07 July 2018
Muscovites celebrate late into the night around the Kremlin after their team’s win
The Other Revolution

Moscow breaks out into spontaneous revelry after Russia beat Spain to reach the quarterfinals of their home World Cup

04 July 2018
Belgium scored an impressive eight goals in their first two games
The Devils’ Trident

Lukaku, Hazard and De Bruyne have made Belgium the team to beat at this World Cup

28 June 2018
Egypt’s  Ahmed Fathi (far left)  found the back of his  team’s net playing  against Russia
FIFA World Cup 2018
Shot Through the Heart

There is no greater humiliation than scoring an own goal. In the very first week of the World Cup, as many as five footballers have suffered it

21 June 2018
Messi plays against Peru at a World Cup qualifier, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018
Two Stars and a Constellation

In the end, it’s all about two geniuses and one superteam. Nothing else

07 June 2018


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