Fifa World Cup

The Other Revolution

Aditya Iyer

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

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


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