Topic: football

Jonas Bendiksen
Out There

See Soccer Fans React in Epic Slow Motion

As part of the team producing “Offside” — a Magnum-led project that sees Magnum photographers and a group of Brazilian image makers creatively visualize Brazil during the World Cup — Jonas Bendiksen has shot these epic, super slow-motion videos of soccer fans and amateur soccer players in action.

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HONDURAS. Tegucigalpa. 2002. HONDURAS. Tegucigalpa. 2002.
Closeup

The World’s Love Affair With Soccer: A History in Photos

From the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the busy streets of London to the stadiums of Buenos Aires, TIME presents a view of the global fervor around the big, beautiful game, seen through the eyes of Magnum Photos’ award-winning photographers.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 2014: Carlos Henrique do Nascimento, 46, is known as Caíque. He is a bricklayer and goes to all the games Vasco play. Caíque is reputed to bring luck to the team. Vasco is his religion. He goes to all the games with a banner that reads ‘faith’ and the leaves of a rue plant that many people in Brazil believe brings luck. (Photo by Sebastián Liste/ Reportage by Getty Images)
Photo Essay

Football Comes Home: Soccer as Religion in Brazil

Brazil-based Sebastián Liste took these powerful photos of soccer fans and soccer players in Rio de Janeiro, for whom football is no mere pastime, it is a religion.

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Toro
Photo of the Day

Falling Bull

In TIME’s photo of the day, a bull drops from the sky in Texas.

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Image: Mario Balotelli by Levon Biss for TIME
The Backstory

Behind the Cover: Photographing Super Mario

Levon Biss photographed soccer star Mario Balotelli for this week’s cover of TIME International.

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Hussein Malla—AP
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: May 25–June 1

From Memorial Day observances in the United States and an exchange of bodies in the West Bank to the massacre in Syria and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in England, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Adrienne Grunwald
Photo Essay

Guerreiras: The Female Warriors of Brazilian Futebol

The 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off today in Germany. In September 2010, photographer Adrienne Grunwald, along with gender researcher and former Santos F.C. player Caitlin Fisher, began documenting the lives of forty female futebol players in Brazil who play professionally for Santos FC—one of the most renowned male futebol clubs of all time.

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