VICE Specials

CONIFA: The Other World Cup

VICE follows the CONIFA World Football Cup, a grassroots, non-profit, international football tournament for countries, de facto nations, regions and minority peoples not represented by FIFA.
VICE Specials

Zinedine Zidane Shares His World Cup Memories

This is what it's like to win the World Cup final, according to Zinedine Zidane - one of the greatest football players of all time.
i-D Meets

meet the lgbt football team celebrating their identity within the beautiful game

There are no openly gay footballers at the World Cup so we caught up with Stonewall FC to find out if the beautiful game can ever change.
Question Of The Day

Can England Really Win the World Cup?

It's the World Cup and the British public have gone football crazy. VICE steps out on the street before an England match to find out if people think England can really win the world cup. Is football coming home?

Superfan Diego Maradona

The legendary Diego Maradona watched the World Cup from Smacked City, Russia.
VICE Sports

The Vikings Who Shocked Ronaldo: The Unbelievable Rise of Iceland Soccer

With a population of just 325,000, Iceland has long been a footballing minnow. Yet, 16 years ago, the nation decided to change that.
Vice Sports Shorts

David Villa on His Early Days as a Pro

As Spain's all-time leading scorer, David Villa recently became only the sixth active player to score 400 career goals. We met up with the World Cup winner to reflect on his career's humble beginnings.
VICE Sports Presents: VICE World of Sports

Inside the World of the Superclasico

The iconic battle between Boca and River isn't on the field, it's in the stands.
VICE Sports Presents: VICE World of Sports

Soccer's Battle of Algiers

On the eve of revolution, Algerians field a soccer team of their own.
VICE Sports Presents: VICE World of Sports

Prison Soccer in Uganda

Overcrowded and underfunded, Luzira is home to Uganda’s only maximum-security prison--but also an elaborate soccer league.
VICE Sports Presents: VICE World of Sports

Soccer's Most Violent Rivalry

In Serbia one violent game has endured communism and civil war: The Eternal Derby.

Antoine Griezmann’s Racist Costume

No shoutout to Antoine Griezmann for taking blackface full-body.

Sunderland Soccer Pooper

Sometimes you're absolutely wankered at the footy match with your mates and you need a shite.
The 16 Project

The Youngest Player Starting in MLS

Alphonso Davies has come a long way in a short time. Born at a refugee camp to parents fleeing civil war in Liberia, he walked onto the pitch in Vancouver 15 years later as the second youngest MLS player ever.
VICE Reports

Who Are The Football Lads Alliance?

VICE travelled to central London to see the Football Lads Alliance hold their second protest against extremism. Are they the next right-wing street movement or the "backbone of this country" simply standing up to terrorism?
Stay Melo

Carmelo Anthony in Cuba

Carmelo Anthony travels to Cuba to explore the rise of soccer in a nation synonymous with baseball and grab some fresh rolled Cuban cigars along the way.

Jerome Boateng Talks Sibling Rivalries in the World Cup

Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng sits down with VICE to talk World Cup soccer and what its like to compete with his brother.
VICE Sports Explains

Diving in Soccer

VICE Sports explains diving in soccer and how leagues around the world are failing to enforce rules against it.
Waypoint Plays

Getting Schooled by Britain's Best 'Pro Evolution Soccer' Player

Waypoint's Mike Diver and VICE Sports' Will Magee are joined by Dex Kord, Britain's top-ranked Pro Evolution Soccer player.
VICE Sports Explains

The MLS Expansion

VICE Sports explains why the MLS is expanding from 22 teams to 28 teams.
VICE Sports Explains

Publicly Funded Stadiums

VICE Sports Explains how pro sport stadium construction gets funded by local tax payers while the billionaire owners' pockets don't take a huge hit.
Stay Melo

The Immigrant powerhouse of NYC soccer

The perennially nationally ranked Martin Luther King High School’s boys soccer team is comprised of immigrant kids from around the world.
VICE Sports

Das American: Christian Pulisic's Spectacular Rise

America may be the world's sole superpower, and the nation that put a man on the moon, yet despite all of this, it has never produced a single world-class footballer.
Off Day

Jozy Altidore's Long Road to Europe and Back

We took Jozy to a local soccer bar and talked through his long and winding road as a professional and his hopes for Haiti in Copa America.