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FIFA World Cup

Vox's coverage of the FIFA World Cup. The beautiful game, explained for both casual and die-hard soccer fans.

The Spanish sexual misconduct scandal roiling soccer, explained

The World Cup is missing its climate goals. It should still keep taking shots.


How FIFA corruputed the World Cup

How migration has shaped the World Cup

Qatar’s anti-LGBTQ policies, explained


How Qatar built stadiums with forced labor


How the World Cup’s AI instant replay works

In a view from high in a soccer stadium, an Australian player is scoring a penalty kick past Denmark’s goalkeeper, who is diving to catch it, during a 2018 World Cup match.

Where to aim a penalty kick

Qatar’s migrant labor system is bigger than the World Cup

What else Qatar has built with its absurd wealth besides the 2022 World Cup

Despite its brutal tactics, Iran’s regime fails to contain mass protests

The many, many controversies surrounding the 2022 World Cup, explained

Why soccer teams that go first in shootouts usually win

Why soccer players take dives

9 questions about the World Cup you were too embarrassed to ask

How does the World Cup work? Who will win? And what’s the official song?

How to really watch the World Cup

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2018 World Cup in Russia

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