Fifa World Cup

Curtain Call in Kazan

Aditya Iyer

Aditya Iyer writes from the city where Muscovites come to smile

An End, A Beginning

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

A Carriage of Shattered Dreams

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

The Lonely Planet of Kazan

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

The Other Revolution

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

The Devils’ Trident

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

Messi In Malappuram

The World Cup in Kerala is an emotional thriller and an intimate parody

Putin’s Footie and El Diego

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


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