George Vecsey has written more than a dozen books, including the bestseller Stan Musial: An American Life and Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter (with Loretta Lynn), which was made into an Academy Award–winning film. He joined The New York Times in 1968 and wrote the “Sports of the Times” column from 1982 to 2011 and is now a contributing columnist. He has also been a national and religion reporter for the Times. He lives in Port Washington, New York, with his wife, Marianne, an artist.
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On the eve of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey gives us a personal view of the last eight World Cups
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