Capable of turning on a sixpence and with flair in abundance, Oscar, 22, is one of an exciting crop of players who helped Brazil lift the Confederations Cup on home soil in 2013.
None of these victories made me as proud of my club as finding out about how my club defied anti-Semitism and the Nazis.
Barcelona's pedigree has taken a hit. The caliber of the Catalans has suffered. Luis Enrique's hire is meant to stop the bleeding, restore confidence and return the club to its rightful place -- and not just back on top of La Liga.
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."
No club wants to have a goalkeeper stand out as its best player. Tottenham's Hugo Lloris said as much late in the season. "If the goalkeeper is man of the match, then it means the team didn't do the job properly."
Mass protests against Brazil's hosting of the World Cup, Turkey's loss of opportunities to host sports events and controversy over 2022 World Cup host...
We arrived in London after a few days of meetings in Manchester. It had already been an interesting week of stops and starts. I've been to London many...
I realized that there comes a time in every woman's life when she needs to be sung to by a man with a heartbreakingly handsome voice in a language she doesn't understand. The sound of the words should drip with the dreams of her youth and the melody should hint of the promise that comes with time.
A long awaited and much hyped announcement on a reform of 2022 World Cup host Qatar's controversial kafala or labor sponsorship system has sparked more questions than answers and cost the Gulf state an opportunity to gain the upper hand in a bruising debate that has significantly tarnished its image.
What do we make of Ghana's friendly play with South Korea in Miami just before the World Cup? Is Ghana hoping to intimidate the United States by playing ball right in its backyard?
World soccer body FIFA has dispatched investigators to Egypt to probe allegations of government interference as the country prepares for potentially risky bids to host two international tournaments, the 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup and the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup.
The 2022 World Cup is emerging as an engine of social and possible political reform in the Gulf, a region that is desperately trying to ring fence a simmering groundswell clamoring for change that has its roots in widespread social, economic and political discontent, toppled four Arab autocrats in recent years, and led to a brutal civil war in Syria.
Brazilians are "getting out of dodge" during the World Cup. A very close friend and soccer soul mate of my husband's, who's Brazilian, whose family lives in Brazil, virtually said the same thing. "Don't go to Brazil," he wrote us in an email. "Don't go." But going we are.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 12 militant soccer fans to five years in prison in an expansion of the military-backed regime's crackdown on its Islamist and non-Islamists opponents that could ultimately re-position soccer as a major platform of protest.
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?
Hosting the FIFA World Cup can be a game changer for an emerging market. However, to reap the benefits of increased awareness and positivity you need to be proactive and have a plan.