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How to survive the World Cup if you know nothing about the world game

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.

Side View: the death of resting in peace

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: more exciting things to blame millennials for, China gets in on the fake news boom, and the United States of Dystopia.

Do Australians really love women's sport? The viewership numbers do not bear this out.

Aussies tell pollsters they love women’s sport, but few tune in

Do Australians really love women's sport? The viewership numbers do not bear this out.

Ray Martin invites criticism by telling everyone to calm down about <em>Q&amp;A</em>. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Media briefs: Have a Bex … ratings goal … NME goes begging …

Ray Martin invites criticism by telling everyone to calm down about Q&A. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

The Matildas have consistently outperformed the Socceroos -- but you wouldn't know it from the pitiful media coverage they get, writes freelance journalist <b>Brihony Tulloch</b>.

Media waltz right past Matildas, showering loser Socceroos with love

The Matildas have consistently outperformed the Socceroos -- but you wouldn't know it from the pitiful media coverage they get, writes freelance journalist Brihony Tulloch.

FIFA has become synonymous with corruption and scandal. And why should you care? Because it's your money, writes <em>Crikey</em> 2014 World Cup correspondent <b>Django Merope Synge</b>.

Why you should care about FIFA corruption even if you hate soccer

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.

Let's get rid of FIFA all together, writes freelance journalist <b>Django Merope Synge</b>.

FIFA, as expected, are a grubby shower of bastards

Let's get rid of FIFA all together, writes freelance journalist Django Merope Synge.

TV networks pay big bucks to broadcast international sport in the middle of the night. Why?

Broadcasting the Olympics doesn’t turn a profit, so why do it?

TV networks pay big bucks to broadcast international sport in the middle of the night. Why?

Soccer is ludicrously corrupt and fundamentally silly. And that's why I not ashamed of admitting I hate the World Cup, writes Bernard Keane.

I despise the World Cup, and I’m not ashamed to say it

Soccer is ludicrously corrupt and fundamentally silly. And that's why I not ashamed of admitting I hate the World Cup, writes Bernard Keane.

With the ABC under pressure from the government, SBS wants to have the same level of independence. <b>Bernard Keane</b> and <b>Farz Edraki</b> on an FOI investigation by <em>Crikey</em>.

SBS seeks ABC-style independence (and a $20 million loan)

With the ABC under pressure from the government, SBS wants to have the same level of independence. Bernard Keane and Farz Edraki on an FOI investigation by Crikey.

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