June 2018 ⋆ An Old International

World Cup Heroes for Kids – Review

The world cup is upon us and with it come many books and special editions of magazines. The extent is tiring and it's difficult to find something interesting in that sea of publications. Something rather different is a series of books published by John Blake Books with their Ultimate Football Heroes series which is edited…

The Battle of Gothenburg 1958

The semi-final between Sweden and West Germany during the 1958 World Cup has had reverberations that no one could have thought of. Read more →

Uruguay: A Past That Promotes The Glory Dream

The World Cup is upon us. Everyone who is in the slightest interested in football will tune in and watch, discuss and remember. Juan Carlos Luzuriaga is a Uruguayan and describes what the history and the present have in store for Uruguayan football and football fans. When there are still a few days left until…

Tschutti – Collecting for a good Cause

Every tournament is accompanied with tons of memorabilia: books, shirts, scarves and of course: the compulsory Panini Album. As always there are alternatives and one of them is giving part of the money to a good cause. It's the World Cup and for weeks and months the excitement has been rising, largely due to the…

The No Shows

The internet is full with World Cup previews either as videos or as blog posts. This posts looks at those teams who will not be there, some are shocking, others surprising. When in a few days time the first match of the World Cup in Russia will be kicking off, some quite prestigious football nations…

The World Cup according to John Oliver

Russian Perceptions

A survey provides interesting insights into perceptions of the World Cup, visiting fans, match fixing and doping. Read more →