Soccer

Soccer (football) is one of the world’s most loved sports, and playing and watching the sport brings people together worldwide.

At Matador, we follow World Cup action. We’ve also found the world’s rowdiest soccer stadiums, traced the history of the bicycle kick, analyzed the men’s vs. women’s game, and picked our own saintly soccer coaches.

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Soccer Articles

German soccer player donates World Cup winnings to help Brazilian kids

by Matt Hershberger

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
8

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
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