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The World Cup Effect

Jürgen Griesbeck | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Jürgen Griesbeck

Football offers an important opportunity for development -- not just for those in need, but also those who have the resources and skills to help. The power of the sport is in its universal appeal, which can bring us together to tackle common challenges.

Welcome To The 'Group Of Death'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Welcome to the "Group Of Death." When the draw for the 2014 World Cup took place on Friday in Brazil, the U.S. men's national soccer team landed in...

LIVE UPDATES: World Cup Draw

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2013 | Sports

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) — The eyes of soccer focused nervously Friday on the draw to determine where, when and, most important, who the 32 team...

Brazil Unveils 'Breakthrough Innovation' For World Cup

AP | Posted 12.03.2013 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The new ball for next year's World Cup — called the "Brazuca," in honor of Brazil, of course — was unveiled at a ceremony ...

Where to Go in Brazil for the World Cup [Infographic]

Home Away | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Home Away

Sure everyone's excited about the World Cup in 2014, but here in Australia, we're bloody excited. We're so bloody excited, we created this infographic and info page to show where all the action will be in Brazil next summer.

England Is In

Posted 10.15.2013 | Sports

By England booked its place at next summer's World Cup in Brazil with a 2-0 win over Poland at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday. The Three Li...

Brazil Can Handle World Cup Security, Says FIFA Executive

AP | STEPHEN WADE | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police can control any protests during next year's World Cup, a top executive for soccer's governing body said Thurs...

Brazil Striker Vows To 'Kill A Lion Every Day'

Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports

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

Road to the 2014 World Cup Update

Aldo Rebelo | Posted 09.18.2013 | Sports
Aldo Rebelo

The country of football, which has the sport embedded in its social formation and distinguishes it as an element of national identity, is happy to host the World Cup.

Brazilians' Demands: From Lower Bus Fares to a Fair Society

Laura Carlsen | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Laura Carlsen

With a million people demonstrating in the streets of cities throughout Brazil, everyone's scrambling to understand how a 20-cent bus fare hike turned into a social revolt.

World Sports and Social Responsibility

Robert Bentley | Posted 08.25.2013 | Sports
Robert Bentley

Sports developments may well benefit a society over the long run, but the manner in which they are carried out today in many countries disproportionately impacts the poor and powerless. Sports have a special obligation to create the greatest good for everyone.

Jeitinho Brasileiro: The Brazilian Way of Doing Things

Nathalie Davidson | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Nathalie Davidson

The last six months of my study abroad experience in Rio de Janeiro have been incredible to say the least and there was no way I could not participate in the protest with the hope of giving back to Rio what the city has given me, optimism for the future.

Brazilians Protest High Cost Of Hosting World Cup

AP | TALES AZZONI | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

BRASILIA, Brazil -- About 1,000 protesters complaining about the high cost of staging the World Cup demonstrated in front of the National Stadium in B...

As the Confederations Cup Kicks Off in Brazil, Safety is Worth Considering

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Here are a few points to keep in mind, as they specifically relate to Brazil and the areas where the Confederations Cup matches will take place.

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Landon Donovan: 'I Want To Be A Part Of It' | Jordan Schultz | Posted 05.17.2013 | Sports

Widely regarded as one of the most successful soccer players in United States history, Landon Donovan has played in three World Cups and ranks first a...

Man Dribbling Soccer Ball To Brazil Dies En Route

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 07.14.2013 | Sports

A Seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup died Tuesday after being hit by a pickup truck on ...

Is Brazil Preparing for World Cup and Olympics at the Expense of Its People?

Emilia Barrosse | Posted 07.10.2013 | College
Emilia Barrosse

Certainly, I am not a city planner, politician or even a Brazilian. Hosting the World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016 is a major responsibility and an excellent opportunity to promote a country's public image. However, the desperation I witnessed is not the most enticing picture to broadcast to the world.

Say Goodbye To Vuvuzelas

ABC/Univision | Posted 05.05.2013 | Latino Voices

To the dismay of many and the joy of some, the horn-like drone of the vuvuzelas served as the soundtrack to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The Af...

Brazil Taking 'All Necessary Measures' To Keep World Cup, Olympics Safe

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD and TALES AZZONI | Posted 06.16.2013 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian officials said Tuesday they were closely following the investigation into the explosions at the Boston Marathon as t...

Doublewide Seats For Obese World Cup Fans?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.02.2013 | World

Obese soccer fans will sit more comfortably at Brazil's World Cup in 2014, according to a British tabloid. The Sun reports that doublewide seats ha...

Is Soccer The Ticket Out Of Poverty In Rio?

Agence France Presse | Javier Tovar | Posted 04.04.2013 | World

On a muddy pitch in a Rio slum, a skinny 17-year-old with big dreams of football stardom struts his stuff to attract the attention of talent-spotters ...

The Final Icon Of The World Cup Was Unveiled

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2013 | Latino Voices

Brazil has unveiled the official poster for the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro along with the posters for each host city. It was the only icon that...

Off the Post: An Interview With US Soccer President Sunil Gulati

Ryan Madden | Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports
Ryan Madden

Off the Post sits down with U.S. Soccer Federation President and economics professor, Sunil Gulati, to talk about the U.S. Women's quest for Olympic gold, World Cup 2014, Wall Street regulation -- and whether he'll play on my Sunday league soccer team.

WATCH: The Dark Side Of Brazil's World Cup

Posted 06.28.2012 | World

Editor's note: This article is one of several reports examining abuses ahead of the 2014 World Cup published by Publica, a Brazilian investigative jou...

Captain Klinsmann on the Amazon Bound

Alan Black | Posted 06.09.2012 | Sports
Alan Black

After taking over the helm in 2011 in place of the stern Bob Bradley, Jurgen Klinsmann insisted on a root and branch reform to the way the U.S. national team plays soccer.