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World Cup 2014

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

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

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 ...

Jordan Schultz

Tim Howard Talks U.S. Soccer, His Favorite World Cup Meme And Helping Kids Conquer Tourette's | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports

Tim Howard emerged from the World Cup as equal parts American hero and icon following his record-breaking 16 saves against Belgium in the United State...

No World Cup? Brazil Is Still a Must-See Destination (Photos)

Stephanie Be | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

No, FIFA and the Olympics aren't stimulating the economy. I'm not suggesting that you shouldn't enjoy the events because of the injustice. I'm advising you that the framing of the events as a stimulant for positive tourism is misleading.

Why Fi: Airplane Mode on the Ground, Part 1

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Zachary Dominitz

Technology is like any tool -- its impact depends on its application. I have immediate access to more information than Einstein had in his entire lifetime -- and yet, somehow I feel that if he were alive, he would advocate long stretches removed from the distraction of constant inundation.

The Worst Kind of World Cup Legacy: Brazil's New Political Prisoners

Rodrigo Nunes | Posted 09.24.2014 | Home
Rodrigo Nunes

This could be a chapter in Latin American history coming full circle in the worst possible way.

These Architects Have Ingenious Plan For Brazil's World Cup Stadiums

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

Brazil's national government poured $4 billion into new and renovated World Cup stadiums for this summer's tournament -- a sky-high price tag that dr...

Soccer's Teamwork: Something That Works (When So Much Doesn't)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

So much in American life these days doesn't work. But soccer does work -- magnificently. I am not looking forward to returning to dysfunction and snafu.

World Cup Final Cake Is The Most Confusing Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports

Someone made a fantastic-looking cake with the outer dressed nicely in a Argentina flag. Whoever made it decided to fill the inside with the colors of...

Mourning the National Phallus: What Is Left of Brazilian Identity Without Soccer?

Diego Semerene | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diego Semerene

The massacre by the Germans wasn't just a loss but the slow and painful withering of the national phallus right before our eyes. This defeat, which heralded the death of soccer as the go-to guarantor of the Brazilian heteromasculinity needed for the nation to make sense of itself, was particularly perverse.

5 Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn From German Soccer

Bill George | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Bill George

Germany's surge through the tournament -- undefeated in seven games with only a tie with Ghana marring its record -- wasn't a fluke, nor was it lucky. It was the result of 14-year rebuilding program that began in 2000 when soccer was at a low point in Germany's vaunted history.

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...

What the US Men's Soccer Team Has Taught America

Kevin Siskar | Posted 09.14.2014 | Sports
Kevin Siskar

When Landon Donovan lead the American Outlaws on their 2010 run in the World Cup people were paying attention but it was mainly just soccer enthusiasts watching. It appears now though, that the excitement of the 2010 World Cup set the framework for soccer to grow over the last four years.

No More Football?

Jackie Townsend | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Jackie Townsend

The Final is here. And you know what that means. It's almost over. Forget who wins or loses. Who has won or lost. On July 14, the football lover in your life will fall into a state of deep depression.

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.

Mind Control Rays Are Switched Off -- Americans Can Return to Ignoring Soccer

Spencer Green | Posted 09.13.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Moments after Germany's 1-0 World Cup victory over Argentina, the international mind control rays aimed at the United States were officially turned off, allowing millions of Americans to once again ignore soccer as usual.

WATCH: Station Interrupts Final Minutes Of World Cup For Tornado Warning

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports

A local news station's decision to interrupt Sunday's World Cup final for a severe weather update has left the station weathering a storm of its own. ...

World Cup Photo Diary: The Night Before the Big Game

Raul de Molina | Posted 09.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Last night I attended a party given by Hublot watches and Romero Britto at what he called the most beautiful mansion in Rio, located in the Santa Tere...

A "Brazillion" Reasons To Visit Brazil... World Cup Or Not

trivago | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel

You didn't make it to Brazil for the World Cup? No worries! The South American nation's beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders are worth the trip no matter when you decide to go.

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...

World Cup Hangover: Brazil Coming Of Age Through Heartbreak

Andres T. Tapia | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Andres T. Tapia

As the World Cup crowned Germany champion while host Brazil was left out of its own party, this South American nation was left to contemplate if something good can come through heartache in the wake of its World Cup devastation.

'Don't Cry for Us, Argentina' as Powerhouse Germany Is First European Team to Win World Cup in the Americas

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

Germany earned its 4th World Cup title but first in 24 years -- titles just don't come easy. In the process, Germany saved more salt being rubbed into Brazil's still fresh wounds.

World Cup Photo Dairy: Ready for the Big Day

Raul de Molina | Posted 09.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

All is set for the final game here in Rio with close to 100,000 thousands Argentinian fans invading this city and especially the beach at Copacabana, ...

The Winners of World Cup 2014

Jim Joseph | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports
Jim Joseph

Clearly the big winner of World Cup 2014 was Germany; a source of great pride for the fans and the country. But there were a few other winners from the event that have earned more than a little recognition as well.

How Companies Scored Productivity Goals During The World Cup

Jay O’Connor | Posted 07.13.2014 | Small Business
Jay O’Connor

Considering that most matches were played during weekday afternoons in the U.S., this could have been bad news for business productivity. But for many, it wasn't.

With The World Watching, Titans Take To The Pitch

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | Sports

* Germans seek first ever European win on Latin American soil * Lionel Messi hoping to emulate Diego Maradona's 1986 feat ...