13 iunie 2018

World Cup 2018, from A to Z


The football World Cup is about to envelope us like a giant sporting burqa, shutting out from sight much else that will take place over the next 30 days. (Donald Trump was no fool to cavort with Kim Jong Un well before June 14.) Thirty-two teams, comprising 736 men, will play 64 games in 11 Russian cities . But do we really need so much football? The modern World Cup is a bloated affair, with diplomatic correctness dictating that spots be given to the historically underrepresented nations of [...]