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HAMPERS | Fans Should Respect Players’ Retirement From National Teams

HAMPERS | Fans Should Respect Players’ Retirement From National Teams

When France faced Croatia in the World Cup final this July, an estimated 1 billion people — over 13 percent of the world’s population — tuned into the event. This viewership figure dwarfs that of the all-time most-watched American sporting event, Super Bowl XLIX, by a factor of 10 to one.[Read More…]

by September 6, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
SEWALL | FIFA Should Not Implement Video Review in 2018 World Cup

SEWALL | FIFA Should Not Implement Video Review in 2018 World Cup

It’s official. On March 17, FIFA — soccer’s international governing body — confirmed that Video Assistant Refereeing, a system for reviewing decisions by the head referee with video footage, will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The announcement has been met with mixed reactions from the soccer[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Italy Must Restructure National Team to Compete

SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | Italy Must Restructure National Team to Compete

“Forza Azzurri!” The echoes of that cheer lasted for 11 years of ups and downs for the Italian National Team, all in the aftermath of the most glorious moment in all of sports: winning the World Cup in 2006. Now, the sounds of Italian splendor and joy seem a distant[Read More…]

by November 16, 2017 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
The World Cup’s Empty Economic Promises

The World Cup’s Empty Economic Promises

Brazil and South Africa all stood to benefit from the immense expansion of infrastructure that came with hosting the World Cup. In Brazil and South Africa there was an increase in gross domestic product following the competition. Qatar, which is slated to host the next World Cup, there is a[Read More…]

by March 11, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top

IPPOLITO: FIFA Must Reconsider Russia, Qatar Decision

It is fair to say that American sports fans are used to scandals and, at times, incompetency within the major sports leagues. From baseball’s handling of the steroid narrative to football’s objectively poor handling of labor, concussion and domestic violence issues, we have become accustomed to and nearly desensitized by[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
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The U.S. starting XI sing the national anthem before the Belgium-U.S. game on July 1.

U.S. Soccer Team Skill Deserves Global Recognition

After the “Why do Americans call it soccer?” question, the next most frequently asked question that I’ve fielded about U.S. soccer during my semester in Spain and then during my summer in Italy is: Do you really think the U.S. can compete with the best teams in the world? Do[Read More…]

by July 14, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
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In the Pursuit of Words in Rio

Cafune. I learned this word in a translation class when I was 17. That day’s lesson was on idioms and phrases that have no exact English equivalents. We learned age-otori, the Japanese way of saying that someone got a haircut that made them look worse than they did before. We[Read More…]

Qatar Preparations Flout Human Rights

We wish we could write about this year’s unprecedented Final Four lineup, compare the contracts of Max Scherzer and Miguel Cabrera, analyze the sudden dominance of the Boston Bruins or comment on the unionization of Northwestern’s football team. In fact, we wish we could write about any of this week’s[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

The Real Ronaldo Is More Than Meets the Eye

If you showed pictures of professional athletes to people around the world, you would be hard-pressed to find a face more recognizable than Cristiano Ronaldo’s. His good looks, blazing speed and talents with a soccer ball have been on display from such an early age that it’s easy to forget[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Sports

World Cup Expansion Has Merits

With the possible exception of the Olympics, the World Cup is the most culturally significant sporting event on the planet. It has inspired troubled nations, and it even halted a civil war, in the case of the Ivory Coast. The tournament’s combination of infrequency, worldwide appeal and top-level athletic quality[Read More…]

by November 5, 2013 0 comments Sports