The success of Belgium's national football team as a key site for political struggles over identity, race and immigration.
en ce moment, le plus français de tous les français est un gamin noir d’origine algérienne et camerounaise nommé Kylian Mbappé.
Soccer came to Ghana with “a Jamaican educationist." That's the popular version. It's not entirely correct.
You want to troll French fascists? Tell them the truth: the most French man in the world right now is a black kid called Kylian Mbappé.
One of the weirder displays of Pan-Africanism descended on Johannesburg’s Soccer City on the evening of July 2, 2010.
Brazilians have a complicated relationship to the Seleção, clouded by political crises, the parliamentary coup and the decline of a national style.
Two of Africa's standout talents at Russia 2018--Moussa Wague and Francis Uzoho--were shaped by a football academy in Qatar. A new book tells that story.
In Jamaica, which is always in need of healthy distraction, football is King and everyone at heart is a Brazilian. Since 1958.
Watching the World Cup in Finland and Estonia. Sample: "Finns just aren’t very good at, nor are they voracious consumers of the game." As for Estonians, read on.
When Germany played Brazil in the 2002 World Cup final, who would French fans in Paris root for?
Most teams have 12 starting players — 11 on the field and a roaring chorus in the stands. Brazil’s national side will always have a 13th player: Haiti.
Collecting football stories that highlight the world – the African world, in this case – and making the Seattle game global in the process.
Argentina crashed out of the 2018 World Cup. It's not Messi's fault.
The author relives his greatest World Cup moment.
Despite what happened at the 2010 World Cup, Africans have more in common with Uruguayans.
Even VAR could not save the Africans who withered away in the first round of Russia 2018.
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.