Category: World Cup
The King of Kings
“Behold the king, The King of Kings…there is only one.” That man was Edson Arantes do Nascimento…PELE!!
Qatar 2022 – the best worst World Cup
I was wrong. I was very, very wrong. I have spent the last few months, years, even, complaining about the Qatar World Cup. About the winter World Cup. About all of it. You know what? This World Cup has been absolutely fucking brilliant! Should Qatar have hosted the 2022 World Cup? No, of course not.…
Qatar World Cup: England vs USA preview interview
Given the deep historical and sporting rivalry between England and the USA, their clash at the Qatar World Cup is huge. We spoke to Roberto Rojas for an American perspective.
Qatar 2022 World Cup Diary
Hated, adored, never ignored… The Qatar World Cup was never going to disappear quietly into the night, for better or worse. Here are the stories along the way that have caught our eye.
Saudi Arabia Dreamland: How the Falcons ruined Messi’s swansong
Saudi Arabia’s stunning win over Argentina will go down as one of the greatest shocks in World Cup history, but how did they pull it off? We spoke to Asian football expert Martin Lowe to find out.
Boycotts, apathy, and jubilation… Qatar 2022 is finally here!
Whether people like it or not, the Qatar World Cup is finally here, with a mixed anticipation for the football itself. We spoke to Welsh, Norwegian and English experts to gauge a broad perspective.
Unwelcome Hosts: How Qatar prepared for their golden moment
Qatar is breaking the mould with the most unpopular and controversial World Cup to date, but how did the team get there? Andrew Flint looks into a squad developed like no other – and the noise swirling around them.
The Hand of the Devil – The Ghana Uruguay grudge match
Uruguay will face Ghana in Qatar at the 2022 World Cup in only the second-ever meeting in their history – but it is already becoming a modern classic rivalry. Jack Wills looks back 12 years to find out why.
Close but no Qatar – We’re running a fake World Cup!
The FIFA World Cup, the crème de la crème of football. It is iconic…We all know the Qatar World Cup is a travesty.
Korea & Japan – 20 years later
It was a tournament for the ages…that remains in the hearts and minds of all who had the pleasure of witnessing it forever.