James Rodríguez becomes the fourth most expensive signing of all-time behind Gareth Bale and Cristiano to Real Madrid and Luis Suárez to Barcelona. Read More.
It’s in the Soccernomics manual for why transfers fail at number 3: stars of recent World Cups or European Championships are overvalued and best ignored. Watching these games with heightened sensibilities, we all get carried away. Read More.
The individual brilliance of the early matches was eventually neutralized by countries with better all-around squads and this was a World Cup that became reasonably predictable once we escaped the group stage. But every single minute was thrilling and worth it. Read More.