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.
For Argentina's soccer team, like its economy, diversification is the key to success.
Surprise -- there are limits to how well politics and economics can predict World Cup matches.
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.
German-Americans raised on U.S. bases in soccer’s Fatherland have carried the team to the Round of 16. Can our Asian allies really produce the soccer stars of tomorrow?
Want to find out what an Argentine politician stands for? Ask him about soccer.
Just like in politics and law, saying otherwise won’t do anyone any good.
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.
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.