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2014 Fifa World Cup


Rodrigo Salazar | Posted 09.20.2014 | Sports
Rodrigo Salazar

My "love letter" to Sepp Blatter, to the tune of Jay Z's "Dear Summer".

Team USA 'Didn't Dream Big Enough' In The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports

If the goals we set for ourselves directly translate into the success we experience, is it better to plan realistically or really dream big? Explor...

If FIFA Was A Country, This Is What It Would Look Like

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.03.2014 | World

As the 2014 World Cup in Brazil grips soccer fans around the globe, many look on in bemusement at some of the quirks of the tournament. There are ...

The Sad Fun of the FIFA Fan Fest

Natalia Viana | Posted 07.01.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

Forty years on, the valley is not for everyone anymore. As with everything else in the mega event, the FIFA Fan Fest thrives in the concept of a VIP space, where people are left out if they're not inside avidly consuming. That's the concept of a city that FIFA is promoting. It's like it's crying out loudly over and over again: "No, this is not a public space -- and the World Cup is definitely not a public event."

What it Means When Your Wife Gives You a Yellow Card

Anjali Joshi | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weddings
Anjali Joshi

It amazes me how many people (men) know and understand the rules of sports -- enough to jump off their ass-imprinted couches to scream obscenities at the referee for a bad call -- but struggle with the basic rules of marriage.

FIFA Under Fire For Allegedly Giving Bonuses To Top Execs

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports

It seems FIFA is having one controversy after the next. Before the World Cup opened, FIFA was dogged by allegations of corruption, then stadiums in Br...

How Data and Analytics Have Changed 'The Beautiful Game'

Travis Korte | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports
Travis Korte

Although soccer has lagged behind other sports, such as baseball and basketball, in making broad use of data and analytics, the 2014 World Cup brings up numerous examples of data making an impact on many different aspects of the game.

Black Identity and Racism Collide in Brazil

The Root | Dion Rabouin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Black Voices

Before teams representing their countries from around the world arrived in Brazil, the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, took the opportunity to ...

Here's What's Wrong With FiveThirtyEight's 2014 World Cup Predictions

Quora | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports

Soccer tournament results are much more volatile than the predictions generated suggest -- so my first thought is that the standard errors are incredibly underestimated.

Here's What To Do In The World Cup Host Cities Besides Watch Soccer

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins June 12, and host cities across Brazil are gearing up to welcome hundreds of thousands of travelers. Soccer fans tr...

A Sneak Peek At McDonald's Special World Cup Sandwiches

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Taste

A McBrazil, anyone?

Hosting the FIFA World Cup: What Brazil Can Learn From South Africa

David DiGregorio | Posted 07.05.2014 | Sports
David DiGregorio

Hosting the FIFA World Cup can be a game changer for an emerging market. However, to reap the benefits of increased awareness and positivity you need to be proactive and have a plan.

LISTEN: The New 'Waka Waka' Has Arrived

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.08.2014 | Latino Voices

Move over “Waka Waka,” Pitbull has unleashed “Ole Ola.” The Cuban-American rapper dropped the official 2014 FIFA World Cup song, “We Are ...

FIFA Makes Unexpected Move For 2014 World Cup Anthem

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Latino Voices

The search for the next World Cup anthem has begun. Ricky Martin has partnered with SONY to unveil a global music contest that will give fans acro...