Sweden at the World Cup: pain, pride, and pure joy

I was devastated the day Sweden got knocked out of the World Cup, and that devastation lasted a full week. It felt like I was inches away from an emotional abyss, at least in my wicked football reality. Coach Janne Andersson? Sack him. Marcus Berg with his awful finishing? Deport him to Greenland. How much…

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Worst World Cup Kits: England 2006 Home

Why this kit is bad: While some World Cup kits are hideous in their chaotic designs or complete disrespect towards colour palettes, the England 2006 home kit offends for other reasons. Bland. Slumberous. Quiet. It’s the Fiat Punto of football kits. This kit tells you to turn down the music, chug a glass of water,…

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Best World Cup Kits: Argentina 1986 Home

Why this kit is good: First of all, it’s Le Coq Sportif. If I ruled the world (imagine that), I’d give Le Coq Sportif complete monopoly in manufacturing and designing football kits. Secondly, it’s damn near perfect. The preceding Argentinian 1982 World Cup kit is the unpolished diamond, the 1986 version is the Cullinan Diamond;…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: a bitter end to a beautiful love affair

Out of the many footballers that have sailed the European seas for fortune and fame, Zlatan Ibrahimović has specialised in the art of ruthlessly jumping ship when he felt that it was needed. But what happens when a national and cultural icon decides to undermine his legacy with a whole nation? Sweden are going to…

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