World Cup 2018

The World Cup is the only football that matters

19 July 2018 8:55

Every four years, when the World Cup ends, I make a promise to follow the players I’ve come to know,…

Why England’s part-time fans will be hurting the most

12 July 2018 11:46

My lovely, wonderful wife was disconsolate. She went to bed, desolated. This is the problem with people who tune in…

My World Cup plea to Putin

2 July 2018 13:25

Here is a letter which I sent today to the Russian Embassy. Please keep your fingers crossed for me. To:…

Never mind VAR – this is a fabulous World Cup

30 June 2018 10:00

Let’s talk about VAR, why don’t we? We love the World Cup though the football is getting bonkers. The scoring…

I can’t wait for England to be knocked out of the World Cup

21 June 2018 11:53

On Monday evening, I watched a man in a smart shirt and trousers put his friend in a headlock while…

England’s diverse World Cup team is something to celebrate

18 June 2018 13:40

England kick off their World Cup campaign today by putting their faith in youth as they take on Tunisia: Gareth…

For France, the World Cup is about more than just football

16 June 2018 9:00

These are challenging times for Emmanuel Macron. Kim Jong-Un has supplanted him as Donald Trump’s Best Friend Forever and he’s…

Argentina, why not boycott the entire World Cup?

6 June 2018 15:52

I am all for taking ethical stands, but if you are going to do so it does help to show…

The Spectator Podcast: The digital inquisition

12 January 2018 17:08

On this week’s episode, we examine Twitter’s mob mentality, get to the heart of PTSD, and look at how Russia…

England are probably going to win the World Cup

2 December 2017 8:20

England, Belgium, Tunisia, Panama: it doesn’t make an acronym as alluring as the ‘England Algeria Slovenia Yanks’ headline The Sun…