Senegal beats France

In a monumental upset, Senegal beat France in the first match of the World Cup today. A Hollywood screenwriter couldn’t have dreamed up a more compelling plot: France is the reigning champion, Senegal is a former French colony, this is their first World Cup match ever, and their entire starting eleven play professionally in the […]

The kick off…

BUSAN, South Korea (Ticker) — The World Cup — the biggest and most significant sports event in the world — begins Friday when defending champion France meets Senegal at 7:30 a.m. EDT.

“The world’s game is not just a game”

The World Cup, the world’s most-watched sporting event, begins next week. In “The World’s Game Is Not Just a Game,” Simon Kuper describes how soccer and politics are intertwined.

Chilavert

Jose Luis Chilavert, Paraguay’s goalkeeper, vows that he’ll score score against Spain in the World Cup. He’s scored 50 goals on penalties and free kicks in his career, and if he delivers on his promise, he’ll become the first goalkeeper to score in the World Cup.