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Queen Marta Looks For Olympic Glory On Her Home Turf

HuffPost Brazil | Sara Elkamel | Posted 07.25.2016 | Sports

Marta Vieira da Silva, better known as just Marta, is celebrated as one of the best players in the history of women’s soccer. Now the 30-year-old st...

Even Brazilian Icon Rivaldo Thinks We Should Stay Away From Rio 2016

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 05.10.2016 | Sports

As the rest of the world watches on in anticipation of the 2016 Summer Olympics, the infrastructure of Rio de Janeiro is crumbling -- literally and fi...

Neymar Can't Fight Racism With Silence Or Soccer

Rafael Nardini | Posted 01.05.2016 | Sports
Rafael Nardini

It won't be easy for Neymar to avoid this bloodthirsty opponent called intolerance. Stupidity has no consideration for status, fame or the proficiency with a soccer ball.

Lucy McCalmont

Nike Just Became Part Of The FIFA Corruption Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 05.27.2015 | Sports

The Justice Department did not say that Nike specifically took part in any wrongdoing.

The Brazilian Soccer Experience I Needed to Have

Stephen Grant | Posted 05.06.2016 | Travel
Stephen Grant

I don't know much about sports, but my neighbor's enthusiasm was intriguing. Suddenly, this moment talking about something I am completely out of touch with turned into a cultural rush. Doing it in Portuguese made it feel even better.

Mourning the National Phallus: What Is Left of Brazilian Identity Without Soccer?

Diego Semerene | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diego Semerene

The massacre by the Germans wasn't just a loss but the slow and painful withering of the national phallus right before our eyes. This defeat, which heralded the death of soccer as the go-to guarantor of the Brazilian heteromasculinity needed for the nation to make sense of itself, was particularly perverse.

The Top 7 Ways to Not Play Soccer in Brazil

Jessica Matthews | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
Jessica Matthews

Fortunately, after spending the last four weeks in Brazil doing impact work in the local communities, I've learned one very important thing: Brazil is more than football.

Brazil Falls to Germany on the Global Stage

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports
Arthur Hoyle

Clearly, the weight of national expectation had been too great for Brazil's players to bear without the presence on the field of their two leaders to inspire them and hold them together.

Brazil Scores

Natalia Viana | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

You, reader, must be finding this title strange after the humiliating defeat of Brazil 7 to 1 to Germany in the World Cup semifinals. But that's not what I am talking about.

A Newbie's Guide on Who to Cheer for at the 2014 World Cup

Alf LaMont | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

Hey, American person watching the world cup in a pub wearing Engalnd gear! How fun is this fancy thing called the World Cup? Pretty cool, huh? Yeah, I...

This Mexico Fan's Facial Expression Says It All

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Sports

One Mexico fan's facial expression perfectly described the intensity of El Tri's World Cup match against host Brazil on Tuesday. Despite the 0-0 tie, ...

One Week in, Brazil's World Cup Is Making History

Natalia Viana | Posted 06.17.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

From any angle you look at it, there is no denial that the World Cup in Brazil is making history. As expected, Brazilians cannot talk about anything else -- they are either following the quite exciting games or the protests that are happening all over the country.

Mundial: It Means the World

Gabrielle Medecki | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports
Gabrielle Medecki

Anyone with even a casual interest in soccer, or international culture and relations, or in following entertaining grudge match showdowns, is getting ready.

The Ultimate Guide To Throwing A Party For The Big Game (PLAYLIST)

Posted 12.30.2014 | Latino Voices

So you want to have a party for the big game in Brazil. Sure, you could make do with the barebones basics: a few bags of chips, some dip, a few friend...

Scientists: Some World Cup Cities Face Serious Health Threat

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports

LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) - The risk of an outbreak of dengue fever during the upcoming soccer World Cup in Brazil is serious enough to warrant a hig...

Brazilian Footballers Ask For Common Sense

Natalia Viana | Posted 06.01.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

Foreigners often ask why Brazilians are so critical of the World Cup if they are so crazy about football. But that's exactly the reason. Every kid in Brazil plays football as soon as he or she is old enough to kick a ball, and Brazilians are much more into discussing football than politics. It's such a part of our culture that the World Cup is having a much more profound impact over us than any other society.

WATCH: Little Boy Pulls Off The Most Adorable And Successful Pitch Invasion Ever

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.07.2014 | Sports

All aspiring pitch invaders take note: You're likely too old and almost certainly not adorable enough to succeed in your chosen endeavor. In what ...

Brazilian Soccer Star Sparks Controversy With 'Gay' Kiss Photo

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Brazilian soccer star has sparked social media controversy after posting a photo of playfully himself kissing another man. As Yahoo! Sports repo...

Brazil Striker Vows To 'Kill A Lion Every Day'

Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports

By Rodrigo Calvoso & Rupert Fryer, Goal.com Confederations Cup hero Fred has used a choice Brazilian phrase to describe his burning desire to play ...

Neymar Begins To Prove Critics Wrong

VOXXI | Jose Oliveros | Posted 07.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Neymar was awarded the Confederations Cup Golden Ball, –award for the top player of the tournament– after his masterful performance in the Brazil ...

WATCH: Spain Overrun By Brazil

Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports

By Keeghann Sinanan, Goal.com Brazil captured its third straight Confederations Cup title in emphatic fashion, brushing aside Spain 3-0 in the fina...

HIGHLIGHTS: Neymar, Fred Lift Brazil Over Italy

Posted 06.23.2013 | Sports

By Mark Doyle, Goal.com Brazil sealed top spot in Confederations Cup Group A with an action-packed 4-2 victory over old rival Italy in Salvador on ...

'The Justin Bieber Of Football'

Posted 03.27.2013 | Sports

By Goal.com Joey Barton has launched yet another attack on Brazil international Neymar and says the Santos star is the "Justin Bieber" of world foo...

Pele Rips Neymar

Posted 02.21.2013 | Sports

By Barney Cullum, Goal.com Brazil and Santos legend Pele has criticized Neymar and says he is nothing more than an "ordinary player" for the nation...

WATCH: Worst Penalty Kick Ever?

Posted 11.15.2012 | Sports

It might be more difficult to defend Pele's assertion that Brazil phenom Neymar is a better overall player than Barcelona's Lionel Messi after watchin...