Stories from around the globe


What is ‘shithousery’? And why it’s the World Cup’s biggest problem
(John Ashdown/The Guardian)
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The World Cup Is for Everyone: How Fans from Developing Countries Adopt Teams
(Dean Jones/Bleacher Report)
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Ten things we learned from the final round of World Cup group games
(The Guardian)
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World Cup 2018: Hope Wins
(Joshua Jelly-Schapiro/The New York Review of Books)
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For a 90-Minute Game, a Train Ride of 27 Hours
(Jere Longman/The New York Times)
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The Spirit of Sochi
(Manuel Veth/Howler Magazine)
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A Sombrero and a Dream: One Desperate Fan’s World Cup Odyssey
(Andrew Keh/The New York Times)
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Inside the former Walmart that now shelters migrant children: Cots, soccer and a Trump mural
(Molly Hennessy-Fiske/Los Angeles Times)
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In Defence of Nationalism Through the Haze of World Cup Fever
(Elliott Sheaf/Howler Magazine)
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Why the World Cup will never be the same after Russia 2018
Gabriele Marcotti/ESPN
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Which youngsters will shine at World Cup 2018?
Michael Mankowski/Howler Magazine
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The Dazzle and the Desolation of Stadiums in World Cup Host Cities
Juliet Macur/The New York Times
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Welcome to the heartbreaking, harsh reality of the World Cup
Kim McCauley/SB Nation
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How Soccer Players’ Hair Became So Influential
(Cheryl Wischhover/Racked)
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The new hooligans of Russia
(Sam Borden/ESPN The Magazine)
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Fox replaces ESPN’s cult of British accents with maximum volume at World Cup
(Aaron Timms/The Guardian)
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Enjoy the World Cup this summer, because international soccer is about to change forever
(Kim McCauley/SB Nation)
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