Argentina crashed out of the 2018 World Cup. It's not Messi's fault.
The author relives his greatest World Cup moment.
When you say Uruguay, African football fans automatically say "2010" and "Luis Suarez." Well, there's more to the team and the country's history
The Africans, already underrepresented, withered away during the Group stage. Even VAR, invented to clean up the game, could not save them.
For a long time most football fans experienced the game via the radio, making broadcasters cult figures. Like Allou Ndiaye in 1950s Senegal.
Race, class and the French National Team.
In 1994, Zambia was on the cusp of qualifying for the World Cup. After a tragedy wiped out the national team it lost to bad refereeing.
Ndeye Debo Seck has lost interest in local club football in Senegal. It has a lot to do with how the local game is administered.
A Kenyan football fan reflects on a lifetime of World Cup finals.
The reason why African teams struggle in the World Cup has everything to do with colonialism.
Until African officials stop lining their pockets and instead identify and develop the best young talent the continent has, an African nation winning the World Cup will remain elusive.
The Senegalese football jersey is a powerful symbol of nationhood and independence.
Football in Senegal is magic. That the team has qualified for their second World Cup, heightens the joy.
Tunisia played England in France '98. English hooligans attacked Tunisians in the streets of Marseille. Algerians came to Tunisians' rescue.
One Ghanaian football fan wrestles with which teams to support in this year's World Cup after the Black Stars failed to qualify.
A Canadian immigrant father's Egyptian football nationalism, and reflections on World Cup fever from Cairo.
Reliving the epic quarterfinal match between France and Brazil at Mexico '86.
We are exploring the culture and history of the World Cup for the next month while the tournament goes on.