A Night in Belgrade With an Undercover Crowd Monitor: ‘Try to Act Casual’
Next Year’s World Cup will be the first with an anti-discrimination monitor at every match. A Times reporter spent an evening with one at a testy game in the Balkans to see how a tough job gets done.
As Albania Reckons With Its Communist Past, Critics Say It’s Too Late
Citizens will finally be able to read their secret police files, but accountability and reconciliation remain elusive.
One City. Two Soccer Clubs Split by War.
Depending on whom you ask, either KF Trepca or FK Trepca is the rightful owner of the decades of soccer history that came before war tore apart the former Yugoslavia.
Kosovo: The Road Team
Competing in World Cup qualifying matches for the first time, Kosovo’s soccer team finds a politically fraught landscape.
The Voyages Issue: Remarkable Journeys With Six Photographers
Photo essays from around the world by Andrea Frazzetta, Joachim Ladefoged, David Maurice Smith, Kirsten Luce, Sebastián Liste and Raymond Meeks.
Albania Stays Alive With Unprecedented Win; France and Switzerland Advance
Albania must wait until the group stage has been completed before it finds out whether it will make the round of 16; France and Switzerland made the cut after a draw.
France Is First to Advance at European Championships
Late goals by Antoine Griezmann and Dmitri Payet lifted France, the host and a pretournament favorite, past Albania in Marseille.
Expansion Arrives at Euro 2016, and Newcomers Cheer
Expansion may dilute the European championship’s final product, but reasons to favor 24 teams over 16 are obvious. Just ask Northern Ireland.
Putting Brotherly Love to the Test
When Switzerland faces Albania in their opening game of the European Championship on Saturday, there will be a Xhaka sibling on each team.
A Reporter Returns to Kosovo, 15 Years Later
It’s been more than a decade since Carlotta Gall moved on to her next assignment. “But you never quite leave a country behind.”
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