Mr. Hernández, who spent more than a week in Brazil for the World Cup, tried to defend his trip by arguing that it was not all play and no work. And while it may be true, it's hard to swallow in a country like Honduras with such a wide range crises, including the tragic exodus of its children due to fear and hopelessness.
Soccer -- or football -- can teach us not just about sports or sportsmanship, but about our relationships at home and even about our marriages.
The USA team plays Belgium on July 1 and as infectiously positive coach Jurgen Klinsmann puts it: "Now we really get started. We have a very clear picture in front of us. You got to win no matter how. And, it's a good feeling, now we focus on one specific opponent to beat at a time."
The last time the United States played Belgium was in a friendly match last year when Belgium beat the U.S. 4-2. Since then, Team USA has come a long way.
Anyone who has ever taken an Economics class knows that there is only one universal truth; we all respond to incentives. To remove flopping you need to remove the incentive to flop.
Today I played fútbol with two retired World Cup greats from Colombia con dos grandes #PibeValderrama y #TinoAsprilla for the #ForeverFoundation in El Salvador and Univision Sports.
A few years ago, a substantial majority of Brazilians supported holding the World Cup in their country. By last May, the share had declined to half - astoundingly low for some of the world's most enthusiastic soccer fans - with small but strident protests persisting across the country. The President's opponents want the protests to disrupt the games, damaging Brazil's international image; some are even hoping for Brazil's team to lose.
Let's also shine the light on a very successful program operating in Brazil, one that is a model for other nations. Brazil's school feeding program is part of a series of initiatives that have dramatically reduced hunger and malnutrition.
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Symbols can be valuable tools, but when Fuleco is facing a sudden death match against habitat loss -- in a region with a deforestation rate of 0.7 percent a year, one of the highest in the world -- money talks.
A draw for the USA gets them into the knockout Round of 16. A win gets them the second placed team in Group H, thus probably avoiding dark horses Belgium.
Confeitaria Colombo was one of my first stops when I got to Rio... the Queen of England ate here, so I figured if it was good enough for her, it had to be great for me!
Regardless of your feelings about his playing style, Suarez will be remembered not for the 31 goals he scored in 33 Premier League games last season, but for his maddening penchant for biting opponents. I think we can all agree that's a shame.
Seriously: Rio makes L.A. look uptight. Come prepared to bare it all. This isn't a town that likes to cover up. This means you should leave your inhibitions home, too.
It's 110 degrees in the desert. Driving, I stare out at the desolate, barren landscape thinking this is how I feel -- after Italy's game against Uru...
Why do Latins win at Jeitinho? Maybe it's a by-product of Catholic rebellion, maybe it's the fresh memory of military governments and the urge to be free, maybe it's the heat, but whatever it is, the English and Americans should wake up to it.