For the sake of Dilma's political ambitions later this year, Brazil's luck had better continue. Voters will head to the polls on October 5 to decide whether she deserves another term in office, and a poor showing on the international stage could hurt her chances.
Soccer tournament results are much more volatile than the predictions generated suggest -- so my first thought is that the standard errors are incredibly underestimated.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has begun, and we wanted to find out just how much Americans actually know about soccer (football). The results? Well, they're...
By James M. Dorsey A compromise formula that this week saved Israel from being sanctioned by world soccer governing body FIFA has bought the Jewish s...
With the World Cup kicking off this month, I'm reminded of the powerful stories of children who have gained from playing sports. Children like Tiago.
His slight inaccessibility was probably a big part of what made my sister and me adore him as he did. He was good-looking, smart, talented and hard-to-get -- what more could a young girl want?
Crowds chanting, footballers panting, commentators ranting -- what else could one want in a sport played in every country on the globe?
How can you expect us to get on board with the USMNT when the coach doesn't even believe in them? If I had a chance to counsel Klinsmann on public relations for his team, I could limit it to three words: "Know your audience."
As we are glued to our widescreen HDTV's, watching every move by today's "fútbol" stars like Ronaldo and Messi, Pelé reminds us that they each have ten other players on "the pitch" and many more on the bench, sharing with our joy in each glorious goal.
This week in Brazil, the quadrennial global madness known as The World Cup, begins again. It is a sporting event so large that it is estimated that half the world's populations will watch it. Here is what you and your 21st century kid need to know about this truly worldwide event.
Co-authored with Seren Fryatt, Executive Director of L.A.C.E.S Excitement for the Word Cup in Brazil is building, but the tournament has got off t...
Anyone with even a casual interest in soccer, or international culture and relations, or in following entertaining grudge match showdowns, is getting ready.
Unlike years past, however, this Brazil side lacks a gamut of stars that have made their mark in European competition in the vein of Romario, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho or Kaka.
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...
Since its launch, Football for Hope has provided support to over 450 programs like Kick4Life in more than 80 countries on every continent, thereby becoming the most ambitious initiative of its type in the world.
Football fans are flocking to Brazil for the 20th FIFA World Cup, which scheduled to run in Brazil from the June 12 to July 13, 2014. With teams flying in from all over the world, we took a look at the luxury accommodation where some of the teams will be staying.