Samindra Kunti

The human cost of the Qatar World Cup

Migrant workers brought in under the sponsor system to build and guard the new football stadiums, hotels and malls are overworked, in debt and trapped in the country.

Olympic white elephants haunt Sochi

Cold reality hits the Russian town where vast sums of money were spent on the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Qatar’s invisible hosts miss the fun

The emirate is not short of sporting stars and enthusiastic expatriates, but something's missing.

Seleo clock up the air miles

The Brazilian team is playing around the world. Not necessarily in the players' best interest.

Champagne campaign lacks fizz

Jérôme Champagne stands against Sepp Blatter, but has little chance of making it to Fifa presidency.

German fitness flair fails to cure Arsenal

The injury-plagued Gunners have hired a crack performance guru, but the healing is slow to show.

God is still Brazilian

Ultimately, the best team was crowned world champion, a fair accolade after Löw's decade-long renovation of German football.

Brazil’s shattered football hopes mirror society’s failings

Despite the importance of football in Brazilian society, only the wealthy could afford tickets to the World Cup.

Brasilia, a football cultural wasteland

A lack of fandom in the capital city may turn the $900-million stadium into a white elephant.

World Cup: It’s Messi vs The Machine

The world's best player will have to put in a stellar performance to stop Germany beating Argentina in the Fifa World Cup 2014 final in Brazil.

A World Cup of big guns, dark horses and divers

As the teams head into the quarterfinals, the stumbling heavywights have left the door open to Colombia, Belgium and even Costa Rica.

Latin America leads the way

Central and South American teams are challenging the powerhouses of Europe.

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