The Weekly Stripe – 15.6.2018

In preparation of watching an absurd amount of football this month (at the expense of family, work and common sense) here are 5 links looking at the fascinating game.

World Cup Preview: the emotional context in which human life transpires

Incredible photographs of football fields from around the world from The Atlantic

Can Machine Learning predict the winner? Researchers try to find out

Simon Critchley on what we think about when we think about soccer

The Economist on what makes a country good at football