Football mirrors life. And football governments sometimes mirror real governments.
As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc -- first and foremost with human life, but also the economy and people's livelihoods - so, too, is it throwing football's ecosystem into a tailspin.
Just as governments are taking economic countermeasures -- from bailouts to stimulus bills -- football's governing body, FIFA, is considering how best to react. The organization, which has cash reserves of more than $2.7 billion,...
Over the years, our writers have been present for some of the game's greatest occasions. In the latest installment of a multi-part series, they tell the story of the most surreal thing they have seen at a game, several of which have a World Cup flavour: Germany's humiliation of Brazil in 2014, the U.S. failing to qualify four years later and Ronaldo's 1998 final saga.
Gab Marcotti's pick: Germany humiliate Brazil at World Cup