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World Cup 2014

Ending Soccer Games: A Modest Proposal

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports
Tom Ginsburg

What are the problems with the penalty shootout? To begin with, it bears little relation with the rest of the soccer game. Another problem is that, as players themselves acknowledge, there is a certain amount of luck in the penalty shootout.

How Much Do You REALLY Know About The World Cup? (QUIZ)

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 08.08.2014 | Sports

The World Cup has captivated the hearts of fans and patriots all around the world, whether or not they are truly devoted to soccer. But how knowledgea...

Emily Thomas

Soccer's Most Memorable Moments Have Never Looked So Snazzy | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports

Soccer matches are chock-full of heart-wrenching missed goals and remarkable saves (here's to you, Tim Howard). And every once in a while, there's a w...

World Cup Photo Diary: Home Team Loss

Raul de Molina | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

My last week in Brazil will not be a happy one after Germany destroyed the home team and eliminated them from the final of the World Cup.

PHOTOS: Brazilian Media Melts Down After Catastrophic World Cup Loss

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Media

And that, kids, is why you shouldn't take sports too seriously. (Front pages via Newseum.) ...

There Have Been A Ton Of Sporting Humiliations In The Past Century

Posted 07.08.2014 | Sports

By Patrick Johnston BRASILIA, July 8 (Reuters) - Hosts Brazil suffered their worst World Cup defeat ever when they were crushed 7-1 by Germany in t...

World Cup Is a Lesson in Real-Time Marketing

Greg Coleman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Greg Coleman

Just because your customers are online, don't expect them to necessarily be prepared to purchase your good or service -- especially if there is a good soccer game on the tube.

The Absolutely Crazy Reason Russian Priest Says Football Is A 'Homosexual Abomination'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

Alexander Shumsky, a Russian priest and member of the Russian Writers Union, published a scathing critique of the FIFA World Cup on Monday, denouncing...

The Evil Side Of The World Cup | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

Any attempt at giving you context for this video would be a disservice. Just sit, watch, and absorb its powerful message. ...

And Then There Were Four -- A Dispatch From Rio

Jackie Townsend | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports
Jackie Townsend

The evening of July 2nd I headed to Rio with no team to root for. Italy, my soul team, didn't make it out of their group, all discussion of the matter since banned from my household. Now who?

Argentina Fans Chant, Cheer With Replica Of Opponent's Spine

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports

Rule No. 1 for being a classy sports fan: Don't celebrate the injuries of your opponents. And if you must celebrate them, don't do so publicly -- e...

This Is How The Colombian Soccer Team Processes Loss

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports

Some of us eat our feelings. The Colombian soccer team? They dance. And they dance like everyone's watching. After their World Cup-ending defeat la...

World Cup Photo Diary: Beach Day in Barra

Raul de Molina | Posted 09.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

With the World Cup coming to an end next weekend it felt strange not to have a game to watch. This Sunday morning we headed for Barra, the beach town about one hour from Rio, which many people here call Miami Beach.

World Cup Photo Diary: Porcao and the Carnival King

Raul de Molina | Posted 09.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

I loved going to the Confeitaria Colombo with the King of the Carnival and for this trip El Rey took me to Porcao for some fresh pork.

World Cup Photo Diary: Live From Maracana Stadium

Raul de Molina | Posted 09.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

On Friday afternoon I did El Gordo y La Flaca live from Maracana Stadium right after Germany beat France in what turned out to be an uneventful match.

Europe vs South America as All Eyes Look to Messi, Müller, Robben and Hulk to Ignite Semi-Finals

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 09.06.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

The mouth-watering World Cup semi-final line-up which includes two South American teams for the first time since 1970.

Brazil Tries To Stay Confident After Losing Neymar

AP | TALES AZZONI | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Still coping with the loss of its biggest star, Brazil is trying to find ways to remain upbeat about its prospects at ...

LIVE: Netherlands vs. Costa Rica

HuffPost Data | Posted 07.05.2014 | Sports


Details Emerge From World Cup Ticket Scalping Probe

AP | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A total of 131 World Cup tickets, including 70 for corporate hospitality packages, were seized by Rio de Janeiro police in an ...

What Happened When A Fan Tried To Hug Tim Howard

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 07.05.2014 | Sports

Nothing gets past this guy -- unwanted hugs included. A fan tried to invade Tim Howard's personal space, and the "Secretary of Defense" just wasn't...

LIVE: Argentina vs. Belgium

HuffPost Data | Posted 07.05.2014 | Sports


World Cup Photo Diary: My Day in Lapa

Raul de Molina | Posted 07.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Yesterday morning I spent the majority of the day in the Lapa neighborhood of Rio with George Otero, a well-known plastic surgeon from Brazil who prac...

LIVE: Brazil vs. Colombia

HuffPost Data | Posted 07.04.2014 | Sports

Brazil vs. Colombia...

Brazil's Passion Trumped Logic -- And That's a Good Thing

Suraj Patel | Posted 07.04.2014 | Sports
Suraj Patel

t's hard to think that Russia, or Qatar, or frankly anywhere could match that atmosphere.

LIVE: France vs. Germany

HuffPost Data | Posted 07.04.2014 | Sports

France vs. Germany...