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World Cup 2014

Ronaldo Is America's Unlikely Hero

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.26.2014 | Sports

What a difference a goal makes. Cristiano Ronaldo became an unlikely hero to many U.S. Soccer fans just days after he broke so many of their heart...

The Best Places to Watch the World Cup by Borough

Vayable | Posted 08.26.2014 | New York

Miss your flight to Brazil? No worries! There are plenty of great places to watch the World Cup right here in New York City. Use the World Cup as an excuse to watch the game in a new part of town.

We're Not Sure Who Needed This Hug More

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.26.2014 | Good News

Sometimes all you need is a hug. Like when you're Samuel Eto'o, captain of Cameroon's 2014 World Cup team, and you're headed home after a disappoin...

Major Sponsor Not Ditching Suarez After Bite

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | Sports

BERLIN, June 26 (Reuters) - Adidas stopped short on Thursday of ending its sponsorship deal with Uruguay's Luis Suarez after FIFA banned him for nine ...

Why Magical Messi Stands Above Other Soccer Superstars, and USA vs Germany, the Mother of All Battles!

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.26.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

A draw for the USA gets them into the knockout Round of 16. A win gets them the second placed team in Group H, thus probably avoiding dark horses Belgium.

World Cup and Faith Can Conflict, Too

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

The declaration challenges Christians to resist becoming so wrapped up in winning that they cut ethical corners. And it confronts another ever-present temptation for fans and players. "God," the declaration writers declare, "should not be portrayed as favoring one team or athlete over another."

World Cup Photo Diary: Confeitaria Colombo

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Confeitaria Colombo was one of my first stops when I got to Rio... the Queen of England ate here, so I figured if it was good enough for her, it had to be great for me!

Chilling Video Reveals Domestic Violence Rises 38% When England Gets Knocked Out Of World Cup

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact

The FIFA World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games. Bringing people together from all walks of...

The Weight of Italy's Loss

Jackie Townsend | Posted 08.24.2014 | Sports
Jackie Townsend

It's 110 degrees in the desert. Driving, I stare out at the desolate, barren landscape thinking this is how I feel -- after Italy's game against Urugu...

Huge Fight Broke Out In Stands At World Cup Match

Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

There's at least one strong similarity between American football and the rest of the world's fútbol: fans aren't afraid to fight in the stands. Durin...

Follow Live: Ecuador vs. France

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

Follow live: Ecuador vs. France....

Luis Suárez and the Morality of Biting

David Vanderveen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
David Vanderveen

FIFA, the governing body for World Cup soccer, is reviewing Suárez's actions and likely will issue a suspension for this outrageous assault. But the real question is what should or what ought Uruguay do?

The Saddest World Cup Fans On Earth

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

Listen, world: we feel you. We remember the terrible, growing hole of sadness that gnawed away more and more of our soul while the U.S. crashed out of...

Middle East Fights Propaganda Wars on World Cup Sidelines

James Dorsey | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

This year's World Cup is not just about soccer -- at least not as far as the Middle East and North Africa is concerned.

Here Are The Best Suárez Bite Memes The Internet Has To Offer

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.26.2014 | Sports

On Tuesday, Uruguay eked out a World Cup victory by the skin of its teeth -- specifically, the teeth of star forward Luis Suárez, who bit Italy’s G...

You're More Likely To Be Bitten By Luis Suarez Than A Shark

New Statesman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

The Uruguay and Liverpool forward keeps biting other players – how much should they worry when they play him?...

Follow Live: Bosnia And Herzegovina vs. Iran

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

Follow Live: Bosnia And Herzegovina vs. Iran....

What the 2014 World Cup Teaches About Winning Business

Ian Altman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

The group stage match between USA and Portugal was a roller coaster. Naturally, I started seeing parallels between World Cup soccer and the challenges that companies face in growing their businesses.

Watch Triumph Poop On The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy

Rather than fly to Brazil for the World Cup, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog figured out you can experience the same "flash mob of horrible B.O." right a...

Dance Celebrations Taking The World Cup By Storm

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, June 25 (Reuters) - Forgotten for a moment who won the 1990 World Cup? Maybe, but if you ar...

World Cup Jeitinho

Dave Harvilicz | Posted 08.24.2014 | Sports
Dave Harvilicz

Why do Latins win at Jeitinho? Maybe it's a by-product of Catholic rebellion, maybe it's the fresh memory of military governments and the urge to be free, maybe it's the heat, but whatever it is, the English and Americans should wake up to it.

Teams From the Americas Take A Bite Out Of 3 Former Champions

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.24.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

Italy has the right to feel aggrieved. It remains to be seen if FIFA bans Suárez from the rest of the tournament or chooses to stick its head into the sand.

This Is The Most Annoying Sound You Won't Hear During World Cup

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

Take a moment to appreciate those noises you hear -- the chants of the crowd, the referee's whistle, maybe even the chatter amongst the players and co...

Brands Give Their All for the 2014 World Cup

Jose Costa | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Jose Costa

As we find ourselves in the middle of global World Cup fever, I can't wait to see what brands have in store to continue to engage consumers, and what country will take home the cup.

Live: Colombia Squares Off Against Japan

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports

Follow live: Japan vs. Colombia....