Crowd size matters. When football games had thousands of fans in attendance, COVID-19 case numbers tended to spike within three weeks.
Diego Maradona may be lying in state, but the “Hand of God” goal continues to be adored and loathed in equal measure. So, why does it endure?
Despite Russia’s stained political record, they were awarded the World Cup. And while we should focus on the beautiful game, we should also focus on the ugliness that made it happen.