Eric Betts
Eric Betts

Eric Betts is a writer in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter.

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July 15 2018 3:13 PMFrance Won the World Cup With the Handbrake OnIt’s scary how much better Les Bleus could become, if they learn to trust themselves.
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July 11 2018 6:31 PMWe Have Yet to Find Out if Croatia’s Players Ever Get Tired
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July 7 2018 3:12 PMEngland’s Sterile Dominance Over Sweden Relied, as Usual, on Corners and Free Kicks
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July 6 2018 1:56 PMUruguay Had the Perfect Plan to Beat France. Uruguay Did Not Beat France.
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July 3 2018 1:03 PMA Non-Ode to Sweden-Switzerland, the Saddest Game of the World Cup
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July 1 2018 2:46 PMSpain Tiki-Taka’s Itself to Death Against Russia
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June 29 2018 1:35 PMThis World Cup Is So European It Dips Its Fries in Mayo
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June 27 2018 7:15 PMThe Bottom Half of the World Cup Bracket Is Shaping Up to Be a Real Garbage DumpEngland vs. Belgium is an opportunity to shamelessly tank for a better draw.
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June 26 2018 6:19 PMArgentina Takes Its Bad Self to the Knockout Round
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June 24 2018 3:54 PMWhat Makes Senegal Such a Joy to Watch
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June 22 2018 12:19 PMWhy Is This Man Crying?A close reading of Neymar’s reaction to the final whistle in Brazil’s win over Costa Rica.
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June 20 2018 12:28 PMMorocco Deserved Much Better Than Being the First Team Eliminated from the World Cup
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June 18 2018 12:30 PMCan a One-Man Team Win at the World Cup?South Korea’s Son Heung-min tries and fails to will his team to victory.
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June 16 2018 1:08 PMArgentina’s Problems Run Deeper Than Messi’s Brutal Penalty Miss
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June 13 2018 7:39 AMU.S. Wins the World Cup!The world’s biggest, most corrupt, most wonderful sporting event is coming to North America in 2026.
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July 14 2018 5:55 AMI Have No Idea How to Feel About CroatiaHow do you root against a small nation trying to win its first World Cup? How can you support players and fans who have behaved in ways that are morally repugnant?
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July 10 2018 6:02 PMWhichever Country Has Kylian Mbappé Is Looking Good to Win the World Cup(It’s France.)
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July 6 2018 5:28 PMThibaut Courtois’ Elastic Limbs Carry Belgium Into World Cup Semifinals
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July 5 2018 3:29 PMWhat Brazil Will Need to Win the World CupMostly, a balance between stout defense and jogo bonito.
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July 2 2018 2:06 PMMexico Played 20 Minutes of Relentless Soccer Against BrazilSoccer matches aren’t 20 minutes long.
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June 30 2018 2:23 PMFrance’s Kylian Mbappé Ran All Over Lionel Messi and Argentina
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June 28 2018 2:35 PMSenegal Got Eliminated by FIFA’s Dumb “Fair Play” Tiebreaker. Here Are Some Better Tiebreakers.
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June 27 2018 1:40 PMCongratulations to Mexico, Which Wasn’t Quite Terrible Enough to Miss the World Cup Knockout Round
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June 25 2018 6:05 PMMaybe This Isn’t Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup After All
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June 23 2018 11:48 AMBelgium Is Attacking, and Attacking, the “Golden Generation” CurseThe Red Devils are scoring like their legacy depends on it. It just might.
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June 21 2018 3:36 PMPaul Pogba Can Do Anything, Even Get France’s Lackluster Offense to Score a Goal
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June 19 2018 5:13 PMNo MoRussia was too big, strong, and fit for Egypt and its star Mohamed Salah.
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June 17 2018 2:43 PMMexico’s 1–0 Win Could Signal the Decline and Fall of the German Empire
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June 15 2018 11:44 AMUruguay Beats Egypt, Proves It’s Still the World Cup’s Most Annoying Opponent
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June 12 2018 9:00 AMGreat Tournament, Great Players, Not-So-Great SoccerHow the World Cup went from the pinnacle of the sport to a lesser version of the international game.

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