Matias Wodner

Freelance Writer

Soccer can be the cruelest of sports, yet also the most gratifying and beautiful. Trust me, I would know, as an Argentine who has been traumatized by three straight major tournament finals losses. 

It's the joy of watching your favorite team or players grace the pitch that keeps you coming back for more. There is nothing like witnessing a perfectly weighted diagonal through-pass or a crowd-amping nutmeg. It's for these reasons that I write about soccer, wanting to bring the beautiful side of the sport to the readers of The18.