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World Cup 2014

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.

'If We Have No Rights, There Will Be No Cup'

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 01.27.2014 | Latino Voices

SAO PAULO (AP) — Waving flags, carrying banners and chanting "there will be no Cup" at least 1,000 demonstrators protested in Sao Paulo on Saturday ...

The 'Waka Waka' Of The 2014 World Cup Has Been Announced

AP | Posted 01.24.2014 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA says Jennifer Lopez will team with rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte to perform the official World Cup s...

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, 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 ...

Croatia Defender Punished For Pro-Nazi Chant

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | Sports

ZURICH (AP) — Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the World Cup after being banned for 10 official matches for leading a pro-Nazi chant with fa...

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...

This Is The 2014 World Cup Noisemaker

AP | HAVEN DALEY | Posted 12.06.2013 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The official noisemakers for next year's World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil will be significantly quieter than the vuvuzela ...

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...

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 | 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...

Brazilian Mayor Doesn't Want To Host England

AP | TALES AZZONI | Posted 02.05.2014 | Sports

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) — Go Home, England! The mayor of the Brazilian city of Manaus says England will not be welcome during th...

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

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

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

World Cup Stadium Partially Collapses, Killing 3

AP | STAN LEHMAN and TALES AZZONI | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener collapsed Wednesday, killing two workers and aggravating already urgen...

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. ...