Putin’s Footie and El Diego

S Prasannarajan

The most domineering strongman of the day badly needed a mood booster. The Russian president has one in the FIFA World Cup

The Last Glory

A game in history and the tradition of defeat in Russia

Two Stars and a Constellation

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

Big Bear Hug

The pain and pleasure of hosting the greatest game on earth. A report from Moscow

Golden Feet

32 Teams. 32 Stars

Romancing Brazil

The beautiful legacy of the last redeemer

The Fault in Their Stars

You cannot mention Messi without bringing up Maradona. The mood in Argentina is one between gratitude and grudge

Confessions of a Football Hooligan

The emotional hurt of supporting England and other acts of violence

What Are We Doing There?

With no dog in the fight, Indians still travel the world to see the Cup

Mise En Soccer

Action and emotion merge seamlessly in football films


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