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Officials gather for a group photograph, with Qatars emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, third left, and Kuwaits emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, center, at the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Kuwait City in December 2017.

Opinion | Qatar kicks aside human rights as host of the World Cup

By Grant Van Robays, Staff Columnist November 10, 2022
Qatar is using the upcoming World Cup to distract attention from human rights abuses and oppression.
 France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final on Sunday. France and Croatia have previously played each other five times. France won three of those games; the other two finished in a draw. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

France wins World Cup

By Ben Zimmer, For The Pitt News July 18, 2018
The 2018 FIFA World Cup came to a close Sunday as France defeated Croatia 4-2 to claim its second World Cup trophy.
Belgium beat England 1-0 in June 28 in the World Cup quarterfinals. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

World Cup recap: France makes finals, Germany goes under

By Ben Zimmer | For The Pitt News July 11, 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has been the stage for major upsets and shock performances, which have many considering it as one of the most dramatic to have ever occurred. With Croatia and England playing in...

Officials attend a ceremony to celebrate the beginning of a 1,000-day countdown until the start of the 2018 World Cup in September 2015. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

World Cup recap: Brazil struggles, England and Belgium impress

Since the FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia June 14, there have been a number of surprising and exciting results — as expected from such a high-stakes global competition. Between upsets, underachieving...

Russian president Vladimir Putin holds the FIFA World Cup Trophy at a pre-tournament ceremony in Moscow in September 2017. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Column: Hosting World Cup in Russia is dangerous for LGBTQ+ fans

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor June 12, 2018

Professional sports environments aren’t traditionally safe spaces for LGBTQ+ athletes and fans — especially in Russia, where policies outlawing “gay propaganda” have been condemned by the European...

Illustration by Eli Savage | Staff Illustrator

Column: Group by Group World Cup Preview

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer June 6, 2018

The 2018 World Cup isn’t a priority for most Americans since the United States failed to qualify for the competition, but this year’s games have the potential to be one of the most entertaining tournaments...

End of an era

End of an era

By MCT Campus September 3, 2014

Brad Guzan (right) has become the starting goalie for the U.S. national team.  

Feature: Recent graduates experience the beautiful game in Brazil

Feature: Recent graduates experience the beautiful game in Brazil

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor July 1, 2014

As he watched ESPN’s coverage of the World Cup last week from home, John Bates recalled what his life was like only a short time ago. The network’s aerial coverage of Rio de Janeiro showed Copacabana...

Biting, balls and Ken dolls: A&Es guide to the World Cup mania

Biting, balls and Ken dolls: A&E’s guide to the World Cup mania

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer June 24, 2014

As the World Cup rolls on, there is still the familiar grumble from many Americans that soccer is nothing but 90 minutes of running around. So what draws some people to obsessively watch every game and...

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