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2014 World Cup.

12 Photos Of Brazil Having One Big National Sad

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports

There was no joy in Belo Horizonte. Mighty Brazil was demolished. While Germany dealt the hosts of the 2014 World Cup a stunningly lopsided 7-1 de...

HIGHLIGHTS: Germany Delivers Historic Thrashing To Brazil

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Sports

At kickoff, there was hope and ambition in Brazil. By halftime, shock and grief prevailed in the nation hosting the 2014 World Cup. In between, German...

No World Cup Team Banned From Having Sex Will Leave Brazil Happy

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Sports

Chastity didn't lead to a championship at the 2014 World Cup. Every team that is known to have completely banned its players from all sex while in...

This Is How The Colombian Soccer Team Processes Loss

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports

Some of us eat our feelings. The Colombian soccer team? They dance. And they dance like everyone's watching. After their World Cup-ending defeat la...

For Brazil's Sake, I Hope They Lose In The World Cup

Isaac Saul | Posted 09.06.2014 | Sports
Isaac Saul

Why root for a Brazilian loss? Because if they win, the cries of the poor and desperate in Brazil will be drowned out by the cheers of the soccer-crazed fans who could actually afford to get inside the stadium.

LOOK: World Cup Star Attacked By GIANT Bug

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports

Playing against the host nation at the 2014 World Cup doesn't mean just contending with Brazil's star-studded lineup in front of a vocal partisan crow...

Netherlands Survive Penalty Shootout

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.05.2014 | Sports

The Netherlands ended Costa Rica's thrilling run through the 2014 World Cup in a most Krul and unusual way. With the quarterfinal clash scoreless ...

LOOK: Neymar Airlifted From Brazil's Training Camp

AP | TALES AZZONI | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil striker Neymar was airlifted from Brazil's training camp in a medical helicopter and will be treated at home for...

Argentina Back To World Cup Semifinals

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.05.2014 | Sports

Lionel Messi has taken Argentina to a place it hasn't been since Diego Maradona was wearing the team's No. 10 shirt: The World Cup semifinals. Arg...

WATCH: Neymar Out For World Cup With Fractured Vertebra

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.04.2014 | Sports

Brazil's win over Colombia came at a high cost: Neymar. The superstar playmaker suffered a fractured vertebra and will miss the remainder of the 2014 ...

Brazil Overcomes World Cup Phenom

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.05.2014 | Sports

Brazil's national soccer team is rightfully renowned for its style. But it earned a spot in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup due to its grit. ...

Germany Sends France Out Of World Cup

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.04.2014 | Sports

The first spot in the semifinals at the 2014 World Cup was sealed by the team that has become a regular in the final foursome: Germany Germany def...

Meet The Rising Star Of The 2014 World Cup

AP | SANTIAGO TORRADO | Posted 07.04.2014 | Latino Voices

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — With his five goals, his bright yellow jersey and his boyish looks, James Rodriguez has attracted the attention of Brazil. ...

Obama Addresses White House Petition To Make Tim Howard Secretary Of Defense

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama congratulated the U.S. men's soccer team "who represented America so well the last few weeks" at the 2014 World Cup, and gave a...

FIFA Announces 2014 World Cup Closing Ceremony Performers

AP | Posted 07.03.2014 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Colombian pop star Shakira and hip hop artist Wyclef Jean will perform at the World Cup's closing ceremony in Brazil. Shakira...

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 World Cup's Most Joyful Team Can Make A Difference On And Off The Field

AP | LIBARDO CARDONA and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The euphoria in soccer-mad Colombia is deafening, and wonderfully contagious, ahead of Friday's do-or-die World Cup match ag...

Here's What Everyone Who Doesn't Care About Soccer Is Thinking During The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick & Amanda Scherker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports

For nearly four placid years at a time, Americans who don't care about soccer peacefully coexist with soccer fans, joining together in harmony for foo...

USA Soccer Gave Us More Than Just Goals To Cheer About

Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

American sports fans have a tendency to rally around grit, teamwork and hustle. We like teams that fight and claw even when the chips are down. That was the beauty of Team USA 2014 at the World Cup. Lacking a superstar other than it's goalie Tim Howard, the feisty American side personified what we so desperately hoped it would. And yet, it didn't matter if you were a soccer fan or even a sports fan this time around.

Noooo! U.S. Misses Golden Chance For Win

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports

For a moment, the ball was all right there for Chris Wondolowski. Then it was gone, sailing high over the crossbar. Along with it went the United Stat...

FIFA Fervor in Colombia

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 08.31.2014 | Sports
Deborah Schoeberlein

These are precious days precious in Colombia, where hope and glory at the FIFA World Cup are transforming national identity. You can't help but notice the combination of passion, patriotism and "team spirit" that bonds people to each other.

U.S. Out Of World Cup In 'Heartbreaking' Extra Time Defeat

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports

There was no surrender from the United States. But there would be no victory either in its final appearance at the 2014 World Cup. Belgium overcam...

Chilean Striker Will Always Be Reminded Of His Brutal Missed Shot Against Brazil

Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

Chilean striker Mauricio Pinilla was very, very close to scoring a last-minute, go-ahead goal in stoppage time during a Round of 16 World Cup match ag...

Messi Makes Sure Argentina Survives

Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

The Messi Magic continues at the 2014 World Cup. Just minutes before an unpredictable penalty shootout, Lionel Messi conjured the only goal that A...

LIVE: U.S. vs. Belgium

Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

The message has been clear and consistent: The U.S. team is not content with escaping the Group Of Death at the 2014 World Cup and doesn't plan on lea...