Here's our martial World Cup wrap-up -- where the beautiful game is just war by other means.
In case you couldn’t tell, a new Germany has won the World Cup.
Why Germans and Argentines have so much in common, even in soccer.
China's soccer-mad president is heading to Brazil. Why is he skipping the World Cup final?
With handmade balls and makeshift fields, a rural community in Mozambique celebrates its love of a beautiful game.
As a football team and as a people, the Dutch have replaced style with staying power.
The Argentine government’s exploitation of football would make a World Cup victory bittersweet.
If chants and protests in Brazil left egg on FIFA’s face, Russia and Qatar are cooking up an omelet.
Brazil’s stunning exit from the World Cup brings its other problems back into focus.
Alfredo Di Stéfano was a man without a country who may have played for three.
Argentina has made it to the semifinals of the World Cup without its usual tricks.
Neymar’s injury shows what happens when soccer enters a bad equilibrium.
In soccer, as in politics, plenty of Russians think the root of all evil lies in the West.
Match-fixing by soccer players is the least of the sport’s problems.
Failure in this year’s biggest club competition shows money isn’t everything.
Want to find out what an Argentine politician stands for? Ask him about soccer.
Can Louis van Gaal and Miguel Herrera do a remake of “The Odd Couple” after the World Cup? Please?
Africa was supposed to be the next hotbed of world soccer. It’s not.
Why innovation-driven Chile might be just the team to beat old-school Brazil.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup causes celebration and protests; Iraqi refugee camps swell with families after the fall of Mosul; and people all over the world enjoy the summer heat.
Our nothing-to-do-with-soccer World Cup predictor was, ahem, quite profitable.
Forget big data -- measuring performance during this tournament is a losing battle.
When the United States meets Germany, will either side try to win?
Why do some immigrant soccer fans root for the United States, while others don’t?
Why iffy third-round games in the World Cup’s group stage should trade at a discount.