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World Cup 2014

The World Cup Effect

Jürgen Griesbeck | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Jürgen Griesbeck

Football offers an important opportunity for development -- not just for those in need, but also those who have the resources and skills to help. The power of the sport is in its universal appeal, which can bring us together to tackle common challenges.

Welcome To The 'Group Of Death'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Welcome to the "Group Of Death." When the draw for the 2014 World Cup took place on Friday in Brazil, the U.S. men's national soccer team landed in...

Lynne Peeples

Dengue Fever: Another Formidable World Cup Opponent

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

The United States and 31 other counties on Friday learn their opponents for the opening rounds of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil next June and July...

Breaking Down U.S. Soccer's World Cup Draw Possibilities

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

By Ives Galarcep, Goal.com When FIFA unveiled the makeup of the four pots from which teams would be drawn at Friday’s World Cup draw on Tuesday, ...

Where to Go in Brazil for the World Cup [Infographic]

Home Away | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Home Away

Sure everyone's excited about the World Cup in 2014, but here in Australia, we're bloody excited. We're so bloody excited, we created this infographic and info page to show where all the action will be in Brazil next summer.

10 Reasons It Sucks Zlatan Won't Be At The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.21.2013 | Sports

Presumably, the 2014 World Cup is still taking place. As of yet, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has not announced that it will be canceled or postponed. ...

I Hear Rio Is Beautiful in June: The Mexican National Team's Travails

Rodrigo Salazar | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Rodrigo Salazar

In its current state, the Mexican national team will be going on a month-long vacation with some scheduled games while there. They are not contenders for the title.

Brazil Scrape by Chile 2-1 Thanks to Goals by Hulk and Robinho

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil edged to a 2-1 victory over Chile in a closely contested friendly in Tuesday's friendly in Toronto.

Brazil Pummels Honduras 5-0 As Scolari's Bench Players Underscore Depth of Selecao's Talent

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil delivered an impressive display of goal scoring power against Honduras with a 5-0 victory in Saturday's friendly in Miami that underscored the depth of talent amongst their bench players, most of whom were responsible for today's goals.

Ronaldo 1, Zlatan 0

Posted 11.16.2013 | Sports

By Goal.com Cristiano Ronaldo scored with eight minutes to go on Friday to give Portugal a slender 1-0 advantage over Sweden in their World Cup pla...

FIFA Never Thought They'd Have to Go on a PR Tour of Brazil to Sell... Soccer (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Witness

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgTo show they are serious about stopping forced evictions, FIFA must do more than just send PR representatives to Brazil to do damage control.

Zusi, Johannsson Stand Out in USMNT Wins Over Jamaica, Panama

Bryan Maygers | Posted 12.16.2013 | Sports
Bryan Maygers

Yes, he's largely unproven on either the club or international level. But his game already hints at a physical and technical ceiling matched by only a few American players before him.

England Is In

Posted 10.15.2013 | Sports

By Goal.com England booked its place at next summer's World Cup in Brazil with a 2-0 win over Poland at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday. The Three Li...

Brazil Defeats South Korea 2-0 Thanks to Goals by Neymar and Oscar

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Confronted with a pacy, skilled South Korean side playing at home in Seoul, Brazil struggled to break down the South Korean defense in the opening stages despite owning the lion's share of possession.

Plenty to Play for in USMNT's Final Two World Cup Qualifiers

Bryan Maygers | Posted 12.10.2013 | Sports
Bryan Maygers

Despite wrapping up qualification for the 2014 World Cup last month against arch-rival Mexico, there's no shortage of storylines as the United States men's national soccer team heads into their final two matches of the CONCACAF qualifying hexagonal.

WATCH: Landon Donovan Lifts U.S. Back To World Cup

Posted 09.10.2013 | Sports

By Mike Slane, Goal.com COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The United States has qualified for the World Cup while Mexico has taken another step backward after the ...

Neymar and Jo Lead Brazil To 6-0 Victory Against Australia

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil cruised to a 6-0 victory over Australia in Saturday's friendly in Brasilia in an impressive display of goalscoring skill, aerial prowess, midfield creativity and defensive hustle.

Costa Rica Wants Revenge Against U.S.

Posted 09.06.2013 | Sports

By Keith Hickey, Goal.com Costa Rica is out for revenge. The Ticos (3-2-1) have come up short in both of their meetings with the United States (...

Brazil's Luiz Felipe Scolari Recalls Maicon and Ramires for Portugal and Australia Friendlies

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 10.22.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named a strong squad for upcoming friendlies against Australia and Portugal in what amounts to the clearest possible indication that "Big Phil" is closing in on his final roster for the 2014 World Cup.

Get Ready For Rio

www.cnn.com | Posted 08.16.2013 | Travel

(CNN) -- Travelers planning to attend the 2014 World Cup in Brazil better get cracking on their accommodation bookings. Organizers from FIFA and to...

U.S. Soccer Wins Gold Cup: 5 Things We Learned

Bryan Maygers | Posted 09.28.2013 | Sports
Bryan Maygers

With the U.S. using an almost completely different roster from the first-choice team that won three straight World Cup qualifiers in June, the Gold Cup served as an extended audition for many players looking to work their way into the squad going to Brazil next summer.

FIFA: Maybe We Shouldn't Have Given Brazil The World Cup...

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | Latino Voices

You probably won’t catch FIFA President Sepp Blatter with a picket sign in his hand. Blatter said Wednesday it may have been a mistake to allow B...

Adios, Tiki-Taka: How Spain's Philosophy of Playing Soccer Is On the Way Out

Shaj Mathew | Posted 09.14.2013 | Sports
Shaj Mathew

In a match cast as a preview of next year's World Cup final, la roja had failed to keep up their end of the bargain. So is it time to say adios to soccer's most famous onomatopoeia?

Challenges of Hosting a Big Sporting Event

Eduardo Paes | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Eduardo Paes

The voices of the streets represent a unifying message -- these events must prioritize legacy and what will remain after the race is run and the final whistle blows. If not, the shareholders won't even reach the qualifiers, let alone the players.

Young People Voting in Iran's Election Ready to Move Country Forward

Amir Salehzadeh | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Amir Salehzadeh

The power of hope in Iran cannot be overstated and the electing of Rouhani is a symbol of both the progress that has been made and the progress that is still to come.