The Islander Who Sunk England

USA defeating England at the 1950 World Cup is one of football’s all-time greatest upsets but the scorer of the goal, Haitian immigrant Joe Gaetjens, would meet a tragic end in his homeland. From Póg Mo Goal Issue 8.

Romania Must Dye

Romania’s side of the 1990s was dubbed their ‘Golden Generation’ appearing at three consecutive World Cups in ‘90,’94, and ’98. But it was the team that lined out in France that stood out for more aesthetically hair-raising reasons. From Póg Mo Goal Issue 7.

Rainbow Nations

With several countries declaring their captains will wear the One Love armband at the World Cup in Qatar, here’s a brief history of the symbol of solidarity and protest, from Póg Mo Goal Issue 7.

Bora Ball

Velibor ‘Bora’ Milutonović started life fleeing the Nazis and went on to hold a record so unique, it’s unlikely to ever be broken, one that’s spread across 16 years, five World Cups, five countries and three continents. From Póg Mo Goal Issue 7, by Ryan Kilbane.

The Colour of Protest

The iconic Brazilian football shirt became a symbol in the divisive political climate and the Presidential election. Repost from Póg Mo Goal Issue 6 by Bruno Rodrigues.

Argentine Football – An Irish Act

For some, football may be considered as Britain’s greatest gift to South America, but, in the case of Argentina – which gave us Di Stefano, Maradona, and Messi – the Irish influence during the game’s formative years cannot be understated, writes Sean Monaghan.

The History Boys

A magical few weeks in Southeast Asia for Brian Kerr’s young Boys in Green in the late 1990s remains a defining period for Irish football. From Póg Mo Goal Issue 8 by Macdara Ferris.

Pressure, Courage, and the Irish MVP

With Irish women’s football on the rise, one player has been blazing her own trail for club and country. From Póg Mo Goal Issue 8 by former Irish international Seana Cooke.

A whole new ball game

From issue 8 of Póg Mo Goal. What Brexit and major restructuring could mean for Ireland’s emerging talent.