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World Cup 2014

Face Off: How Tensions Between Protesters And Brazil's Government Could Disrupt The World Cup

Brasil Post | Diego Iraheta | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

The World Cup is a mere 30 days away, and the #NãoVaiTerCopa (#ThereWillBeNoCup) movement persists. While large numbers of Brazilians will be watchin...

Wake Up, America: Here's Why Soccer Is The World's Best Sport

The Huffington post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 05.14.2014 | Sports

We're three billion strong and the most passionate fans on the planet.

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?

A Preview of Luiz Felipe Scolari's Likely Brazil Squad for the 2014 World Cup

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will announce his 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup on May 7.

U.S. Soccer Stock Report: Who Helped (Or Hurt) His World Cup Chances?

Posted 04.04.2014 | Sports

By Seth Vertelney, Goal.com The U.S. and Mexico played out a highly entertaining 2-2 draw on Wednesday evening, and the match undoubtedly gave U.S....

LOOK: Did Ref Rob U.S. Of Winning Goal Against Mexico?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.03.2014 | Sports

In the closing minutes of their latest rivalry match with Mexico, the members of the U.S. soccer team could have been forgiven for believing they were...

HIGHLIGHTS: U.S. Battles Mexico In Not-So-Friendly World Cup Tune-Up

Posted 04.03.2014 | Sports

By Mike Slane, Goal.com Julian Green, the latest German-American to be recruited by Jurgen Klinsmann's United States national team, made his much-a...

Everything You Need To Know About The USA vs. Mexico Friendly

Goal.com | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports

By Jon Arnold, Goal Glendale, Ariz. — It’s not a secret, but you won’t catch players saying anything about it in the locker room. The Worl...

USA Soccer vs. Mexico: 3 Things to Watch

Bryan Maygers | Posted 06.01.2014 | Sports
Bryan Maygers

The U.S. doesn't need a result from this particularly meaningless match, but they need clarity, and they need confidence-building performances that will demand not just inclusion in the traveling party but selection in the starting 11.

The True Legacy of the FIFA 2014 World Cup

Natalia Viana | Posted 05.12.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

Popular protests against the vile side effects of the World Cup are not new. In Brazil, social movements have risen since 2011 in order to resist dozens of draconian determinations by Fifa, or the local governments, or both, in the name of the one-month event.

We Wish These Were Actually The Jerseys For The World Cup

Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is less than 100 days away! With excitement already building (and merchandise already selling), a graphic designer and Re...

U.S. Soccer Players Fail World Cup Auditions

Posted 03.06.2014 | Sports

By Ives Galarcep, Goal.com There was plenty for Jurgen Klinsmann to ponder after Wednesday's U.S. national team loss to Ukraine. From Fabian Johnso...

Adidas Pulls Sexualized World Cup T-shirts After Heavy Critisicm

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2014 | Latino Voices

(Adds criticism from women's affairs ministry) BRASILIA, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Adidas agreed on Tuesday to stop selling two raunchy T-shir...

7 Places You Should Visit in 2014

Budget Travel | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Is Brazil on your bucket list this year? How about Haiti? We've got the inside scoop on some surprising places you should visit this year.

Scolari Closes in on 2014 World Cup Roster With Europe-based Player Selections For South Africa Friendly

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 04.14.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari announced the selection of 16 Europe-based players for Brazil's friendly against South Africa on March 5.

Our World Cup Favorites -- In Underwear!

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 03.31.2014 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

There's truly nothing like a good sporting event to bring the right combination of good friends, food and drinks together. Oh yeah -- and underwear! With the World Cup coming up, we decided to round up some of our favorite competitor-colored designs, so you can support your top teams in style.

7 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2014

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

All years are important, but decisions made in 2014 will have a striking impact for decades to come. Here are seven potential game-changers.

How to End Brazil's Homicide Epidemic

Robert Muggah | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Robert Muggah

Homicidal violence is a barometer of the wider health of a society and the commitment of governments to guaranteeing its safety and well-being. By almost every measure, Brazil is a sickly patient and its public authorities are errant doctors.

England's World Cup Hopes Take Major Blow

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

By Chris Davis, Goal.com Arsenal midfielder Theo Walcott has been ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury, the club has confirmed. ...

Thanks To Mind-Controlled Technology, A Paralyzed Teen May Make The First Kick At The 2014 World Cup

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

Fans will expect the 2014 World Cup to be exciting. They'll expect to see incredible athleticism and last-minute victories. They may even expect a few...

This Little City Is About To Get World Cup-ified

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel

On the edge of Rio Grande do Norte, a northern state in Brazil, there's a relatively quiet little city called Natal. Average activities there include ...

Another Worker Dies In Accident At World Cup Stadium

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2014 | Sports

MANAUS, BRAZIL, Dec 14 (Reuters) - A construction worker died in Brazil early on Saturday after falling off the roof of a stadium in the Amazon jungle...

Don Garber Keeps on Truckin'

Eight by Eight | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports
Eight by Eight

Nearly a decade and a half later, the 56-year-old who no one would have confused with a soccer guy has achieved something few thought possible: he stabilized MLS and set it on a path toward a successful future.

POLL: Which Team Got The BEST World Cup Draw?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

For the 32 qualified teams, the World Cup draw can be a matter of "Group of Life" or "Group of Death." Aspirations of glory can be transformed into ni...

World Cup Schedule

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Mark your calendars! The dates, times and teams for all matches in the first round of the 2014 World Cup are set. The 32 national teams heading to Bra...