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Albania 1990 -- Embassy Storm

Fred Abrahams | Posted 07.12.2015 | World
Fred Abrahams

Ervis Gega was 16 years old in summer 1990 when hundreds of frustrated Albanians, craving to rejoin the world, began storming foreign embassies in their capital. Gega and her relatives watched the news on Italian television from their hometown and quickly made up their minds.

U.S. Women's World Cup Team Hopes For Title Against Japan

AP | By ANNE M. PETERSON | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the ...

HuffPost's International Editors Select The Biggest News Stories Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale & Talia Lavin | Posted 12.23.2014 | World

From the Ebola crisis, to the disappearance of flight MH370 and the brutal beheadings in Syria by members of the Islamic State, 2014 was a remarkable ...

WATCH: Germany Returns Home To Enormous Championship Party

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports

The German national team returned home to Berlin on Tuesday as World Cup champions for the first time since 1990. Upon their arrival, the champs were...

Football as a Battle Between Right and Left-Brain Thinking

Daniel Diermeier | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Daniel Diermeier

To try to make sense of our complex world we are increasingly resorting to analytics and bringing in left-brain thinking. Economists are getting in the game, analyzing penalty kicks using game-theory and statistical analysis.

German Newspapers Celebrate World Cup Win

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media

Waking up in Germany Monday morning after winning the 2014 World Cup must feel pretty good. It must feel something like this: Waking up in A...

The World Cup Winners Selfie Is The Best Ever

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports

Lukas Podolski captured all the euphoria and camaraderie of winning the World Cup with what may be the perfect selfie. The Germany forward, who did no...

LIVE: World Cup Final

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.13.2014 | Sports

This is it. All games at the 2014 World Cup have been played but one. For the third time in World Cup history, Argentina and Germany will meet in the ...

Here's One More Taste Of Insane World Cup Fandom Before Sunday's Final

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The spectrum of adjectives to describe this World Cup is wide, but stays within one singular emotion: excitement. From penalty kicks to amazing saves ...

Team USA 'Didn't Dream Big Enough' In The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports

If the goals we set for ourselves directly translate into the success we experience, is it better to plan realistically or really dream big? Explor...

LOOK: The Internet's Response To Brazil's Big Loss Is As Crazy As You'd Think

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.09.2014 | Latino Voices

It was a historic game for Brazil on Tuesday, but not the one the host country was hoping for at the 2014 World Cup. The 7-1 loss against Germany ...

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...

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...

Germany Survives Extra Time Challenge

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.30.2014 | Sports

Germany needed just 90 seconds of extra time to accomplish what it couldn't in 90 minutes of regulation play: It finally scored a goal against Algeria...

U.S. Survives Group Of Death

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.29.2014 | Sports

The United States will have life after the Group of Death at the 2014 World Cup. There would be no nightmare scenario for the U.S. team as the fina...

Germany Can't Handle Ghana In World Cup Thriller

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.21.2014 | Sports

Where Ghana goes at the World Cup, drama follows. The Black Stars gave Germany everything it could handle in a scintillating 2-2 draw with implica...

Germany Thrashes Portugal

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

Attention, World Cup hopefuls: The German footballing machine is fully operational and firing on all cylinders. In a high-profile World Cup group s...

American Soccer's Steady Journey From Periphery to Core, Where Germany Has Comfortably Resided for Decades

Andrei Markovits | Posted 07.21.2014 | Sports
Andrei Markovits

For very different reasons, the impending World Cup will be huge for both the German and American teams that will actually confront each other in the third game of the first round in a group rightly given the sobriquet "Group of Death."

Colombian Goalkeeper Fails Drug Test

AP | Posted 08.28.2011 | Sports

FRANKFURT, Germany — A backup goalkeeper for Colombia failed a drug test at the Women's World Cup and was suspended by FIFA on Tuesday. Yineth ...

Trash Talk: German Captain BLASTS Argentina Before World Cup Showdown

AP | NESHA STARCEVIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ERASMIA, South Africa — You're a bunch of sore losers. Oh, yeah? Well, you're just nervous about having to play us....

Throwing Down: German Player Trashes Argentina Ahead Of World Cup Quarterfinals

AP | NESHA STARCEVIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ERASMIA, South Africa — Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger accuses World Cup quarterfinals rival Argentina of showing no respect for oppo...

Germany Crushes Australia, 4-0 At World Cup

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

DURBAN, South Africa — For one night, the Beautiful Game belonged to Germany. Known more as a methodical team than a brilliantly creative one s...

WATCH: Germany Beats Uruguay To Finish 3rd At World Cup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(SCROLL DOWN FOR GERMANY VS. URUGUAY VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS & PHOTOS. PLUS, PAUL THE OCTOPUS CONTINUES HIS STREAK OF PERFECTION.) (AP) PORT ELIZABETH, Sout...

Spain Beats Germany, Advances To World Cup Final

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(AP) DURBAN, South Africa -- Spain outplayed Germany yet again. And now the Spanish have the biggest prize of all within their sights. Spain will pl...

SHOCK: Psychic Octopus Stuns Home Country With Latest World Cup Pick

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Paul, a brilliant German octopus, has impressed fans worldwide with his uncanny ability to correctly predict the outcome of Germany's World Cup games ...