Team Sports

At Matador, we go ground level with team sports, like playing pickup football in Paris, working as a ref, and half-time entertainment at a basketball game.

We also report on world events like the Olympics and the World Cup or more niche sports like Jamaican dogsledding and laundry badnminton.

And we have the controversial – which is tougher: rugby vs. American football, soccer coaches we’d like to canonize and those we’d like to excommunicate, and more.

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Team Sports Articles

These guys took the ultimate World Cup road trip

by Matt Hershberger
3

Brazil is a nation defined by soccer [vid]

by Gaía Passarelli
10

Mapped: Every World Cup winner in the history of the tournament

by Morgan deBoer
1

Messi, a profile of one of soccer’s all-time greats

by Laura Bernhein
17

Why the 2022 World Cup should be taken from Qatar and given to the US

by Matt Hershberger
6

America finally has its own soccer hooligans, and they are awesome

by Matt Hershberger
3

Watch the entire city of Santiago erupt when Chile scores a World Cup goal

by Matt Hershberger
7

4 theories on why Americans haven’t adopted soccer like the rest of the world

by Matt Hershberger
2

Why Mexico’s coach is the winner of the World Cup [gifs]

by Matt Hershberger
1

The 8 types of World Cup spectators

by Paul Kelly
2

Notes on the World Cup from a non-soccer fan, 2006-2014

by Katka Lapelosa
3

Japanese World Cup fans are the most gracious losers in the world, and here’s why

by Matt Hershberger
1

19 images from the first days of the 2014 World Cup

by Stephanie Foden

32 soccer tricks you won’t see in the World Cup

by Matt Hershberger
8

5 legendary teams that will NOT win the World Cup

by Ricardo de los Ríos
1

What it’s like in São Paulo when Brazil scores a goal [vid]

by Gaía Passarelli

How to piss off a Brazilian soccer fan

by Felipe Sant'Ana Pereira
1

10 of the most memorable World Cup blooper moments of all time

by Joe Batruny
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