There’s a World Cup going on. You may have heard. It has been a rare feast -- goal records shattered, stirring performances from unlikely sources, pantomime villainy, big names and bigger philosophies crashing and burning. And, like some insipid Newtonian ideal, there has been a backlash.
Countering Keane’s hissy fit: why soccer is great
So Bernard Keane thinks soccer is a 'silly sport', tainted by corruption. Writer Hari Raj reckons he's wrong, and sets out why the World Cup is worth watching (at 2am).