The World Cup's Third-Place Game Is A Goddamned Disgrace To Soccer

When Spain were dealt an embarrassing group stage exit a jet was chartered to fly their players back to Madrid as soon as a flight path could be cleared. Just a matter of hours after their final game against Australia, the Spanish squad was at São Paulo International Airport, perusing the Duty Free and the Hudson News… » 7/12/14 12:00pm 7/12/14 12:00pm

Why Chile Can Beat Brazil And Make A Deep World Cup Run

This is South America's World Cup. It started with a flourish of Brazilian zest and color in São Paulo, with Brazil's opening day coming out party against Croatia. Then there was the Argentine invasion of the Maracanã, Brazilian soccer's spiritual home. And the brightest stars at the glitteriest of tournaments? Lionel… » 6/28/14 10:38am 6/28/14 10:38am