How we watch soccer now: The World Cup shows how money and media saturation have changed the nature of fandom. How GPS tracking is changing football: Joao Medeiros takes the pulse of the technology that could help footballers perform better at this year’s World Cup. Umair Irfan on why soccer players take dives: Lots of athletes fake falls and injuries — but soccer stars have honed the art. Falling men: Alejandro Chacoff on moral panic on the pitch. Russia put World Cup stadiums in some surprising places — this is why. Ian Bremmer on the alternative World Cup you might have missed this summer.

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