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Fifa 2014 World Cup

Algeria-Bosnia and Herzegovina: From Football to Business

Sasha Toperich | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Sasha Toperich

Both Algeria and Bosnia and Herzegovina have been going through a transitional economic period, from a socialist command economy to more liberal and open markets. More private companies are emerging. Governments are providing incentives and support where possible.

Tonight We Are All Dutch

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Dorian de Wind

Ironically, and tragically, the Netherlands moment of victory in Russia has been wretchedly eclipsed and marred by the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 by a Russian missile reportedly with the knowledge and support of the same country that hosted those Winter Games.

Kicking FIFA While It's Up

The B Team | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
The B Team

As the 2014 World Cup draws to a close, now is the time to enter an era of good governance of the world's most popular sport. That means FIFA, football's governing body, must change to ensure this beloved sport is a force for good in the world.

World Cup vs. Planet Earth

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Arthur Rosenfeld

As I watch the frenzied World Cup competition approach its apex, I cannot help but wonder why human beings are more interested in kicking balls around a field than they are in the fact that our activities have bought us a one-way ticket to extermination.

Love Bite: Why Uruguayans Revere Luis Suárez

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports
American Anthropological Association

People have expressed incredulity: how could Suárez do that, again (the third biting incident in his professional career)? Perhaps more shockingly, how could the Uruguayan national team and its coach, its fans, and even Uruguay's President defend his actions?

World Cup Sentiment Offers Insight into the Global Consciousness

John Bates | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
John Bates

Twitter mining is becoming the next big thing in algorithmic trading; with sentiment analysis being used to try to qualify and quantify the emotional chatter around a particular market.

Fire Klinsmann. Hire Donovan.

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports
James Marshall Crotty

Let's step back and do a reality check for a moment, shall we? We like to think we are good at that here in America. So, here's the mea culpa about the U.S. performance at the FIFA 2014 World Cup.

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 ...

World Cup 2014: Team USA, You Did Great. Tim Howard, You Were Awesome!

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

Thank you Tim Howard. Thank you Team USA for uplifting a nation and for roundly sending to history's trash heap the ignorant allegation that soccer is "a sign of the nation's moral decay."

Mexico's Obsession with Football and Identity

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

Few people on this Earth relish self-analysis the way Mexicans do, and the country's football failures are an endless source of national introspection.

Conservative Rage at Soccer and World Cup Is Nothing New

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

Coulter buttresses her warning that the growing interest in soccer is a sign of our nation's moral decay with the facts that soccer "is foreign... the French like it," it is "like the metric system" and, worst of all, "You can't use your hands in soccer."

World Cup 2014 Group Stage Review

Marvin Blugh | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

The World Cup group stage passes again with it usual splendor, perennial giants seemingly collapsed, new chosen ones in their place, the stereotypical upsets, referee gaffes, miscellaneous action, and repeated history.

World Cup Jeitinho

Dave Harvilicz | Posted 08.24.2014 | Sports
Dave Harvilicz

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.

Why 'Puto' Must Go

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

The current controversy over 'puto' boils down to two simple questions: (1) is it a homophobic slur?, and if so, (2) should its use be banned by FIFA?

Concealment and Recognition at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

American Anthropological Association | Posted 08.16.2014 | Sports
American Anthropological Association

To many people, and certainly to FIFA and the IOC, sporting concerns do not, or at least should not, overlap with political ones. This viewpoint is troubling because it downplays the social price of sports.

Top 5 Reasons to Watch the 2014 World Cup

Nsenga Burton | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports
Nsenga Burton

The world is watching to see if Brazil can win the World Cup on their home turf. There are many reasons to watch this sporting event but here are a few.

MAP: Where To Watch The World Cup In DC, By Rooting Interest

Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports

DC is one of the nation's most diverse cities and home to one of the largest immigrant populations in the United States, making it a premier spot to w...

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million...

MAP: Where To Watch The World Cup In NYC, By Rooting Interest

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports

More than a third of New York City residents were born in another country. New York City after all, truly is a city of the world, which makes it the p...

Brazil's Homeless Workers Hold Peaceful March On World Cup Arena

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

By Reese Ewing and Nacho Doce SAO PAULO, June 4 (Reuters) - Thousands of homeless workers on Wednesday marched peacefully on Brazil's A...

A Guide to the FIFA World Cup -- Past, Present and Future

Adam Williams | Posted 05.27.2014 | Sports
Adam Williams

Most of the globe is getting excited for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer, but for those of you who haven't yet felt the magic of the World Cup, here's a look through some of it's history, so you can start feeling the magic, too.

Black Blocs In São Paulo: A Criminal Gang?

Natalia Viana | Posted 05.21.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

2014-03-21-BLACKBLOCSBRAZIL_originalviana.jpg Groups of Black Blocs have been present in the Brazilian protests since June 2013, and their presence is seen as a threat for social order by the federal and state governments.

The Actual Brazil World Cup Scandal Isn't About Thongs

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

The 2014 Brazil World Cup made big headlines again this week after a controversial Adidas promotional campaign that the country's tourist board says...

Protests in Sao Paulo: For The Right Of Doing My Job

Amanda Previdelli | Posted 04.27.2014 | World
Amanda Previdelli

2014-02-25-SAOPAULOPROTESTS_originalprevidelli.jpg There is something very wrong with democracy when journalists are forbidden to cover police actions and protests. When journalists get beaten. There is something very wrong and especially sad, also, when journalists are struck by flares, stones, and become targets for protesters' violence.

The Hashtag War In Brazil

Natalia Viana | Posted 04.21.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

2014-02-19-BRAZILPROTESTS_originalnataliaviana.jpg The solution came from the government trusted propaganda strategists: instead of focusing on the legacy, the government should focus its message on nationalism, and the Brazilian pride for our football.