Prefer your footballs oval shaped? Couldn't pick Cristiano Ronaldo out of a line-up of one? Here are five things you can say to get you through the next month.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup has already had its fair share of David and Goliath moments. But with hundreds of millions of soccer fans missing out on representation, won't somebody think of the advertisers?
Good morning, early birds. The Solicitor-General pleads ignorance to the High Court on behalf of senators and MPs found to be dual citizens, and Julie Bishop refuses to take a stand on marriage equality. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
Les Murray believed in soccer, and we believed in him.
Karl Stefanovic was photographed carrying rum drinks into a caravan park, and he is very unhappy about it.
If you are a female athlete, which sport will pay you a living wage?
Australia's female cricket and soccer players make vastly less than their male counterparts, even after recent pay rises. Crikey intern Josh Ribarich investigates.
Do Australians really love women's sport? The viewership numbers do not bear this out.
Crikey readers discuss soccer, Q&A and other issues of the day.
FIFA has become synonymous with corruption and scandal. And why should you care? Because it's your money, writes Crikey 2014 World Cup correspondent Django Merope Synge.