The best articles about the World Cup
It’s finally time for the 2022 World Cup! Read Oskar Beck’s articles to get in the mood for the tournament.
1954 World Cup Final: It was weather to make heroes. And Friedrich ‘Fritz’ Walter loved such bad weather.
It was his only mistake at the entire World Cup in South Korea: can the flawless Oliver Kahn cope with this?
A dark day in World Cup history: the disgrace of Gijón. Oskar Beck tells how he witnessed this scandal live.
Rudolf Kreitlein invented the yellow and red card out of self-defence at the 1966 World Cup.
The goal that wasn’t a goal. Oskar Beck tells the story of how Helmut Haller stole the Wembley ball and sold it back to the English.
Football was never more wonderful and terrible than the match of the century at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.
At the 1974 World Cup, a ticket for the final still cost 15DM.