How, exactly, did Iceland become the smallest country to ever qualify for the World Cup? SI Senior Writer Grant Wahl set out to answer that question on a road trip through the country.
At the 1996 Olympics, Japan beat a vastly superior Brazil team on a fluke goal in what is now known in Japan as The Miracle in Miami. The win in large part instigated a decades-long process of investing in the game, and building a true national soccer identity. Grant Wahl ...read more
Argentines claim to be the most passionate fans in soccer. That passion is apparent in almost all aspects of life, and while it has yielded a disproportionate number of the geniuses of the men's game, support for the women's game has lagged far behind. Grant Wahl explores all of ...read more
Germany has become the land of opportunity for the best young American soccer players, and the new episode of Exploring Planet Fútbol on SI TV takes you on a road trip around Deutschland to spend time with the backbone of the U.S. men’s national team. To watch the full episode, ...read more
The World Cup field has been set. Will Germany repeat in Russia? Can Spain recapture its form from 2010? Will Morocco or Iceland shock the world? SI's Grant Wahl and Luis Miguel Echegaray break down each group. ...read more
SI's Grant Wahl took a trip to Germany to discover what life is like in the Bundesliga for young American stars Christian Pulisic, Weston McKinnie and Tyler Adams. He joins SI Now to relay what he unearthed while filming SI TV's 'Exploring Planet Fútbol'. Watch his full length ...read more