David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt

World Cup 2018

When the arena of play blurs with the arena of politics

A team's adventure at the World Cup can reflect and even transform politics at home.

When the arena of play blurs with the arena of politics

England

An alternative nation

In the era of Brexit, the success of a young, diverse team at the World Cup points to a more hopeful England.

An alternative nation

Sport

A World Cup of defeats

Stories nations tell themselves to understand their losses in the World Cup are more illuminating than tales of triumph.

A World Cup of defeats

Football

Football, the craziness and the world

As the World Cup delivers triumph and tragedy on the field, it's impossible to keep the politics from trickling in.

Football, the craziness and the world

Football

The politics behind the pageantry of the World Cup

As the World Cup kicks off in Russia, it is clear that football everywhere has become deeply political.

The politics behind the pageantry of the World Cup