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These Are Hands Down The Coolest World Cup Jerseys Of All Time

There have been so many great World Cup jerseys in the tournament's 88-year history that it's hard to make a list. However, we chose some of the most stunning kits, for each taking into consideration its originality, beauty and representation of a country's culture and soccer tradition.

Read on and let us know: which is your favorite jersey and/or which ones did we miss?

The Best World Cup Jerseys Of All Time

USSR 1966

These 19 Iconic World Cup Photos Will Break Your Heart

The World Cup: one team wins and becomes legend, 31 other squads face the most harrowing defeats of their careers. To the winner goes the spoils, to the loser goes tears, infamy and the lifelong question of “What if?” 

As a quadrennial event, the stakes couldn’t be higher. The sporting drama is simply unmatched at a World Cup, and sometimes, the losers are as immediately recallable as the victors (think Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in the 2006 final). 

Here are 19 iconic photos (dating back to 1986) that showcase the agony and heartache of the World Cup. 

20 Haunting Photos Of Long-Abandoned Soccer Stadiums Around The World

Weeds and dirt and worms and flowers. Soon enough, every sinew of our being will be overloaded with the stuff. There’s no escaping it in our mortal flesh, and the corroding effect of time even conspires to destroy man’s most hallowed creations. 

Here are 20 once-great footballing grounds that have since been decimated by the ravages of old age.

18 Side-By-Sides Of Players In ’08 And ’18 Show Changing Face Of The USWNT

The USWNT’s latest January training camp had players aged 19 through 35 in attendance, and that blend of youth and experience will hold true at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France (qualification secured, God willing). It only follows that these footballers were at very different stages in their respective careers back in the heady days of 2008.

Here’s 18 USWNT players as they were 10 years ago in 2008 versus now. It’s been a wild ride for some, and a measurement of resolute consistency for others.

18 Side-by-Sides Of Footballers In '07 And '17 That Say It All

Time is a flat circle (shout out Rust Cohle). 

These 18 photos will show you footballers 10 years ago in 2007 and today in 2017. Some of growth might shock you. Some might not. All we know is:

  • David Luiz is not the same person. 
  • David De Gea went from a weenie to a G
  • Kaka hasn’t really aged

Enjoy!

The Evolution Of Official FIFA World Cup Posters Through The Years

Dating back to the inaugural FIFA World Cup held in Uruguay in 1930, each rendition of the tournament has been accompanied by an official poster from FIFA. Artists who’ve worked on these gorgeous designs include Guillermo Laborde (1930), Joan Miro (1982) and Annie Leibovitz (1986), to name just a few. Today, FIFA unveiled the official poster for the 2018 event in Russia.

2018 FIFA World Cup poster

The History Of The Official World Cup Match Balls

Adidas has been the official match ball sponsor for the World Cup since 1970. Below is a complete guide to every World Cup ball.

As you can see, Adidas didn’t really start branching out in design until 2002. Which ball is your favorite?

A Fan's View Inside Liverpool's Anfield Home

From a young age, every fan's dream is to attend a match at the club they support. Last week, I was lucky enough to travel across the pond to visit Anfield for a stadium tour and then see Liverpool cruise to a much-needed victory over Huddersfield Town the next day. 

I am in no way a trained photographer, so bear with me as I try to portray the beauty of Anfield.   

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