Attending a football match is often an experience of shared devotion, togetherness and wholehearted spirit. But sometimes, amidst the high-octane enthusiasm and overwhelming passion, unforeseen disasters strike, casting a dark shadow over what should have been moments of joy.
In every kick, every cheer, and every tear shed on the football pitch, there’s a story waiting to be told. Through a collaboration between The Game Magazine & Athleta Magazine, these tales from the 2022 football world are brought to light, captured by IMAGO photographers. Journey with us through a curated selection of photos that not only capture moments but also the very essence of the beautiful game.
The echoes of past triumphs resonating, East German football clubs still vividly remember their glorious days before the fall of the Berlin Wall. They once regularly graced the stages of European cup finals and amassed championships, now, 33 years after the German reunification, the traditional teams from the East find themselves in the bottom divisions of German football.
Amid the backdrop of war-torn Europe, a tale that sounds more like fiction than reality unfolded. It's the story of Bernhard Carl “Bert” Trautmann - a former Luftwaffe paratrooper, a war prisoner, and ultimately, a football icon.
Anticipating the grand final of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, The Game reviews the Road to the Final in a visual recap.
From the small villages scattered across the vast countryside to the energetic city life in Buenos Aires, football plays a significant role in the culture of Argentina. In an exclusive interview with the official club photographer of Boca Juniors, Javier Garcia Martino, The Game immerses further into the unique football experience at one of the most famous clubs in the world, Boca Juniors.
In our newest Zine, GOALGETTER: The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, IMAGO delves into the different facets of women’s football and further explores the ever-growing fan base and rising support fueled by a united passion for the global game.
Formula 1 presents photographers with an unparalleled opportunity to witness the apex of human and technological achievement. From the blistering speeds on the track to the raw emotions in the paddock, this interview uncovers the artistry behind capturing the essence of F1, unveiling the secrets that transform mere photographs into captivating visual narratives.
Berlin is hosting the largest inclusive sports competition in the world. In 26 different sports, thousands of people with intellectual disabilities participated side by side and competed for nine days in thrilling and inspiring events.
In an exclusive interview with The Game magazine, David Gray, the overall winner of the WSPA 2021 awards, shares his inspiring story and sheds light on the intention behind his remarkable photograph. With a dive into his extensive experience in sports photography, Gray gives captivating insights.