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Andrés Escobar

How Colombia’s 1994 World Cup Campaign Led To The Murder of Andres Escobar

Having been tipped by some to win the 1994 World Cup, an own goal from Andres Escobar helped to end Colombia’s dream at the group stage. Five days later, he was shot dead in a nightclub parking lot in Medellin.
Will Magee
7.20.17
diego costa's instagram

How Social Media Has Become a Tool of Psychological Warfare During the Transfer Window

With Diego Costa flaunting an Atletico Madrid shirt on Instagram this week, it’s clear that social media has become another medium for transfer mind games. So how effective is it?
Will Magee
7.19.17
world cup controversies

How The 2002 World Cup Became The Most Controversial Tournament in Recent Memory

The 2002 World Cup is remembered as the tournament of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo. However, thanks to referees, the golden goal rule and South Korea, it is also considered one of the most contentious of all time.
Will Magee
7.18.17
VICE SPORTS SKATEBOARDING

Kyle Walker on Winning Skateboarder of the Year and the Mad Winds of Oklahoma

We sat down with the reigning Skateboarder of the Year to discuss winning the prestigious accolade and his unlikely beginnings in the sport.
Nathan Copelin
7.7.17
conor benn

Conor Benn On The Future, His Ink and Growing Up With ‘The Dark Destroyer’

Ahead of his return to the ring on the undercard of Frank Buglioni vs. Ricky Summers, Conor Benn speaks to VICE Sports about the life of a fighter and being the son of a boxing icon.
Will Magee
6.30.17
Lance Armstrong

In Search of Lance Armstrong's Staunchest Supporters

More than four years after publicly admitting to doping, Lance Armstrong remains an outcast in the cycling world. But some of his supporters have stayed loyal to the disgraced American. What has kept them on side through so much turmoil?
Alex Warnakulasuriya
6.29.17
the rumble in the jungle

How Muhammad Ali Stunned the World at the Rumble in the Jungle

The Rumble in the Jungle was a fight of such significance that it transcended boxing, perhaps even sport as a whole, to become a moment of 20th century history. This is how it happened.
Jim Weeks
6.29.17
hillsborough and grenfell

Why Are People Comparing The Grenfell Tower Fire To The Hillsborough Disaster?

In the aftermath of the deadly fire in Grenfell Tower, parallels have been drawn to the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at Hillsborough. Both disasters have their roots in institutional negligence and a lack of care for working-class citizens.
Will Magee
6.28.17
the transfer window

The Semi-Definitive Guide To Transfer Window Cliches

From ‘swoops’ and ‘raids’ to summer war chests, here’s a concise summary of all the bollocks football fans will have to hear this transfer window.
Will Magee
6.27.17
world cup '98

How Zinedine Zidane’s France Won World Cup ‘98

An iconic tournament for many, World Cup ‘98 saw Les Bleus lift the Jules Rimet on home turf. Here’s how Zinedine Zidane and his teammates did it, and what victory for the ‘rainbow nation’ meant for France.
Will Magee
6.22.17
the geordie latino

The Cult: Nobby Solano

Almost two decades after he first arrived in England, Nobby Solano remains beloved of Newcastle fans and trumpet aficionados everywhere.
Will Magee
6.20.17
marc overmars

Charting Marc Overmars’ Unlikely Comeback Four Years After Bowing Out at Barca

Overmars was forced to retire in 2004 owing to a nagging knee injury, and for many his time as a player ends there. Often forgotten, however, is his unexpected swansong in the Dutch second tier.
Will Magee
6.15.17
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