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Soccer World Cup

'It's Come Full Circle'

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — His shirt off post practice with multiple upper-body tattoos on display and dreadlocks as messy as ever, Kyle Beckerman signed auto...

World Cup Troubles Hit The Fans

AP | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — FIFA says about 1,400 people will have to change their tickets less than a week before the World Cup begins because they were hande...

Brazil's World Cup Conundrum

Rafael Salazar | Posted 07.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

With expectations running high, is Brazil prepared to take on the burden and honor of the 2014 World Cup, or has it set itself up for disappointment and chaos?

FIFA Makes Unexpected Move For 2014 World Cup Anthem

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Latino Voices

The search for the next World Cup anthem has begun. Ricky Martin has partnered with SONY to unveil a global music contest that will give fans acro...

Get Ready For Rio | Posted 08.16.2013 | Travel

(CNN) -- Travelers planning to attend the 2014 World Cup in Brazil better get cracking on their accommodation bookings. Organizers from FIFA and to...

FIFA To Begin Selling Ticket For 2014 Brazil World Cup On...

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Get ready to pack those samba shoes and soccer cleats because FIFA has set a date for ticket sales to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. On, t...

Turkey Gears Up to Give Gulf States a Run for Their Money

James Dorsey | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
James Dorsey

The Gulf states dominate headlines, with Qatar's controversial hosting of a World Cup and the high profile acquisition of European soccer teams, but they may be meeting their match in an emerging competition for being the region's prime sports, transportation and economic hub.

World Cup 2010 Sponsors Forget Something Important: The Internet

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

World Cup sponsors including Coca-Cola, Sony and Adidas have so far failed to associate their brands online with the competition, according to researc...

World Cup Nerves Rattle as Racial Tensions Boil in South Africa

Alan Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Black

In two months, the World Cup is set to arrive in South Africa. But the country has internal and neighbor problems that could see a violent display from any number of angry groups.

The "Hand of God" Haunts Ex-Superstar Maradona and Argentina's World Cup Hopes

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Ehrmann

In a nation where sports and politics cooperate to form a sense of national identity, the Argentine Football Association selected Maradona, who has been out of the game for a decade, over a group of more qualified candidates.