THE WORLD OF SOCCER
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World Cup 1998
The World Cup begins June 10 and while it is notable for being the last of the 20th century, it is also gaining notoriety for being the last overseen by Joao Havelange. The president of FIFA retires next month after 24 years on the job, and after making soccer one of the biggest and richest sports in the world. And this World Cup is the quintessential Joao Havelange production.
In a special edition of the World of Soccer, Alex Johnson profiles Havelange and the upcoming tournament.
Two Decades That Changed the World of Soccer
Joao Havelange transformed FIFA into a significant political, social and economic player on the world
stage and became one of the most powerful
men in international sports. In July, he steps aside.
Once Upon a Time in America
It's almost criminal how few American soccer fans know that the United States once made it all the way to the World Cup semifinals. Really.
The Glittering Prize at the End of the Road
The irresistible force of Yugoslavia will smash into the immovable object of Argentina in the final. Emerging with the Jules Rimet trophy will be ...
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