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Russia's World Cup Is Already Outrageously Expensive

Maybe you’re still mourning Brazil’s catastrophic loss to Germany, but the rest of the world has moved on — to discussing the impact of the next series, which will take place in 11 Russian cities in 2018. And according to their reports, it’s going to be very, very expensive. Like $US11,500 per seat expensive.


How Vacant World Cup Stadiums Could Be Turned Into Housing

The World Cup ends this weekend, leaving Brazil with the heady task of deciding what, exactly, to do with the 12 stadiums that were built or converted for games. Two architects have published a proposal to convert the stadiums into something Brazil desperately needs: Affordable housing.


These Posters For Every World Cup Since 1930 Were Made By One Designer

The semi-finals of the World Cup begin today, and soccer fever is ramping back up for the rest of the world. Which makes it a perfect time to check in with one superfan-slash-designer, who redesigned each official World Cup poster for fun.


A Brief History of Every Official World Cup Ball Since 1930

Every year, the World Cup is played with a new ball. That makes it unique—after all, few other sports reinvent the wheel every four years. But this element of uncertainty is also exciting, and it means that soccer ball technology has come a long, long way since the 1930s—when World Cup balls were still inflated through tie-up laces.


Amazing Images Of Brazilian Soccer Fields As I've Never Seen Them Before

Photographer Renato Stockler captured these aerial images of soccer fields in Sao Paulo — the largest city in South America. Seemingly a world away from the stadia of the World Cup, they are often in the most densely populated urban districts and are threatened by land development and speculation.


80 Years Of World Cup Ticket Designs

FIFA World Cup 2014 is underway, and for those lucky spectators who have managed to get a ticket for one or more of the tournament matches, it’s a little piece of print design they will probably cherish for years to come.


The Story Behind The Foam That World Cup Refs Use To Stop Cheating

If you’ve been enjoying any of the World Cup matches over the last several days, you’ve likely seen a new addition to the referee’s arsenal: a spray-on foam. And if you’re not a soccer expert, you’ve probably wondered where it came from.


World Cup Refs Are Wearing Smartwatches That Alert Them To Goals

At today’s opening match between Brazil and Croatia, the referees will be wearing smartwatches that read “GOAL” and vibrate when a team scores. No, it’s not punishment for the infamous Frank Lampard disallowed goal of 2010. It’s part of a new “unhackable” goal line detection system, the first to ever be used in the World Cup.


How To Watch Every FIFA World Cup Match In Australia, Online And On TV

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is upon us. 32 teams from around the world are in Brazil for the 20th meeting of the worldwide football tournament, and you’ll be able to watch every single game live in Australia — wherever you are — thanks to the hard work of SBS.


Nike 3D Prints Three Unique Football Bags For The World Cup

When you’re one of the world’s top footballers, there are a lot of perks. One of these perks is some extremely cool bespoke kit from the world’s top sporting goods manufacturers. Made exclusively for Ronaldo, Rooney and Neymar Jr., Nike’s new Rebento sports bag has a supple leather upper, but a plastic base entirely 3D printed and integrated into the black and fluoro green nylon mesh.


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