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Argentina fans celebrating their team’s World Cup victory walk past a mural of Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires. While shared nationality is a factor, most fans typically think about players in terms of their club team. (AP Photo/Mario De Fina)

A study of close to half a million soccer fans shows how group identity shapes behaviour

Studying how shared identities like nationality and club affiliation impact fan support for soccer players can tell us how our group memberships affect our behaviour.
Des supporters brésiliens pendant la Coupe du monde de la FIFA 2010 organisée par l'Afrique du Sud. Le coup de pouce au tourisme est venu plus tard.

L'organisation du Mondial de football apporte des avantages mais pas autant que les politiciens le prétendent

L'époque où l'on accueillait des méga-événements sportifs parce qu'ils augmentaient le tourisme est peut-être révolue.
Argentina’s football players celebrate with the World Cup trophy after winning the final match with France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Looking back on the 2022 FIFA World Cup: A tournament of surprises and controversy

During the 2022 FIFA World Cup, many highlighted the controversial and politicized climate of the tournament, but sport and politics are rarely, if ever, separable.
But who will go down as the greatest? Md Rafayat Haque Khan/ Eyepix Group/Future Publishing via Getty Images

A hat trick of essential reads to accompany the World Cup final

The World Cup is drawing to an end. Will the tournament be remembered for a Messi moment to rival that of Maradona’s? Or as a breakthrough yeah for African nations?
Youssef En-Nesyri (c) celebrates after scoring Morocco’s first goal against Portugal during quarterfinal match on December 10 2022. AP Photo/Martin Meissner

Morocco are the first-ever African semifinalists of the World Cup. Here’s what geographical data tell us about this result

Football is one of the hardest sports to predict – but there are some fascinating geographical clues when we look at the latitudes of past performers and their ultimate success.
France’s goalkeeper #01 Hugo Lloris (C) jumps for the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-final football match between England and France at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha, on December 10, 2022. Jewel Samad/AFP

World Cup 2022: crunching 150 years of big data to predict the winner

After Brazil’s exit, who might be on course to win in 2022? Experts crunch 150 years of big data to predict the winner.
The Fifa 2022 world cup in Qatar has been controversial from day one. Hasan Zaidi | Alamy

The Qatar World Cup is beaming misogyny around the world

Qatari law underpins a patriarchal and misogynistic system. The discrimination women, including female football fans, face contravenes international human rights.

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