Soccerology

1 season, 4 episodes

You don’t have to be a die-hard fan to know that June 2014 means one thing to most of the world: The World Cup. To get you up to speed on the planet’s most popular sport, GQ has your guide to understanding the game, following the tournament, and enjoying Rio’s month-long soccer showdown

2014

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So you’re new to soccer? That’s no surprise – you’re American. But with the 2014 FIFA World Cup upon us, it’s time for a basic “football” primer. Here’s what you need to know about the laws of the game

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If you’re going to jump on the World Cup bandwagon and cheer as a (non-insufferable) soccer fan, there are a few things you need to know about the tournament structure. For one, 32 teams compete for the title in a series of matches that span four weeks. In addition to the team trophy, there are individual player awards. See what else you didn’t know you needed to know

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With World Cup matches already underway, we’ve got the teams, players, and stats you must know to talk like you know what you're talking about. The big picture? The tournament is still very much in play, and it is anyone’s game to win (except Spain’s)

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If the last couple of weeks of the World Cup in Rio have you feeling some sporting wanderlust, GQ has the travel guide for you. Whether it’s catching a match in Russia, Spain, or watching one of London’s 93 teams score a goal, it’s time to grab your passport, soccer fan