On one level the World Cup in Brazil resembles lived religion with fans as ecstatic worshipers at the cathedrals that are the massive soccer stadiums. But on another level, the current games to crown the quadrennial world champion couldn't be more Catholic.
Just as every cell in your body contains the DNA of a whole new you and complete new life, every strand of DNA in every cell of every other living thing contains in it a fresh start and a new beginning.
Millions across the Middle East and North Africa will cheer Algeria, the only Arab squad to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, when it meets Belgium this week in its first tournament match.
Sport provides a syntax of connection between people who can otherwise find such connection hard. Michael Tierney has written a beautiful and lyrical memoir, The First Game With My Father, about this transformative power of sport.
Monday, the U.S. team plays their first game against Ghana. If they win, or if they advance beyond group stage again, MLS and soccer in general will make great strides.
Ultra-conservative clerics are condemning soccer as a Jewish and Christian tool to undermine Islamic culture as millions of Muslims across the globe t...
So while the 2014 World Cup is going to be bigger than ever -- it's shaping up to be the most watched, most lucrative and expensive tournament in soccer history -- it's also going to be one of the biggest energy-consuming, greenhouse gas-spewing World Cups in history.
There are many lessons from the World Cup and these great athletes that can be copied to run a more successful business.
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."