James de Mellow
James de Mellow
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Soccer's Greatest Character Is Back Where He Belongs

This surprise move could be huge.

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If You Really Loved the World Cup, You Should Be Watching the Premier League

The world's most popular sports league kicks off this weekend.
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What the Media Is Getting Wrong About Steven Gerrard's Retirement From International Soccer

England's captain will always be defined by what he did for club rather than country.
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Brazil Is No Longer World Soccer's Romantic Superpower. This Was the Last Time They Were

This was the last team to embody the spontaneous, free-form ideal of Brazilian soccer.
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Why U.S. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann Is a Coach Without a Country

A win over Belgium won't just be a victory for his team.
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All 16 Teams Left in the World Cup, Ranked

Forty-eight games down. Sixteen to go. Here's who's left standing and who will go all the way.

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The 5 Most Politically Charged Soccer Matches in World Cup History

Five heated showdowns with unavoidable political underpinnings.
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There's Something Very Different About This Year's England World Cup Team

It's unlike any we've seen over the past decade, and fans are more excited than ever.
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Spain Normally Dominates the World Cup. That's Why They Should Bow Out Now

It's for the good of the entire tournament — and for soccer fans watching around the world.
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Will Protests and Scandals Ruin Public Attitudes Toward Hosting the World Cup?

Brazil could be the tipping point in public opinion on government spending for major sporting events.