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World Cup 2014

LIVE: Greece vs. Ivory Coast

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports

Greece vs. Ivory Coast...

Follow U.S. Soccer Players On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports

Not satisfied with only following the U.S. men's national soccer team on the field during the 2014 World Cup? Well, you can follow them on social med...

Mexican Coach Allegedly Defends Use of Homophobic Slur; FIFA Investigates

Monica Trasandes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Monica Trasandes

Over the years, I've heard a lot of explanations from people who want to defend the use of this word beginning with 'gringos don't understand -- it's cultural.'

World Cup Photo Diary: Fan Fest!

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Fan Fest are official FIFA spaces where the public can watch games. The crowds were massive and while there was expected to be a large demonstration against the World Cup, it never materialized.

World Cup Goal Celebrations Just Got Weird

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy

Everyone loves a good World Cup goal celebration, but we have to agree with Conan, this one got a little weird ... and long....

Amid Backdrop Of World Cup, New Homeless Camp With 800 Residents Reveals Stark Inequality

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact

If you haven't heard, some Brazilians are not happy about the World Cup in their own backyard. The host country has spent an estimated $11.3 billio...

Warning: The World Cup Can Drive You Mad

Alan Black | Posted 08.24.2014 | Sports
Alan Black

After 48 hours in the psychiatric ward, you get home just in time to see Michael Bradley score the winner against Germany causing a blackout drinking session that lasts for days and you wake up inside a Berlin nightclub wondering how you got there and why your socks don't match.

World Cup 2014 -- USA Ties Portugal 2-2: What Would Paul Have Done?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.23.2014 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

Paul was an English-born octopus who led a relatively sedate aquatic life in an aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, until he became an instant worldwide celebrity when he started correctly and consecutively predicting the outcome of all of Germany's 2010 World Cup matches.

Blaming England's World Cup Defeat on "Too Many Foreigners" Is Dangerous Nonsense

Stefan Szymanski | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Stefan Szymanski

This is dangerous nonsense. Nonsense because the performance of the England team has actually improved in the 20 years since the end of restrictions on player mobility, and dangerous because xenophobia is on the rise in Europe as a whole.

World Cup Boosts Iran's Image and Highlights Political Sports Battles

James Dorsey | Posted 08.23.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

The Iranian team's performance so far with its 0:0 draw against Nigeria in its first World Cup match in which it was not defeated in its first tournament game as well as the encounter with Argentina, has spared Mr. Rouhani and his government being blamed for another failure.

World Cup Photo Diary: Fishing in Rio

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

I love the seafood in Rio and wanted to go straight to the source for my next meal -- the ocean!

Soccer Fan Dies After Staying Up 48 Hours To Watch The World Cup

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living

How dangerous are the effects of sleep deprivation? In some cases, it might be deadly. One Chinese soccer fan died from a stroke after watching Wo...

'The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men' for Spain and England, but Brave U.S. Still Holds Destiny in Own Hands

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.23.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

If Sunday's enthralling USA vs Portugal game didn't blow you out of your seat, hello, please check your pulse!

World Cup Photo Diary: Fútbol and Art

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.21.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Another fantastic day in Rio! Got a workout in yesterday showing off my fútbol skills with Jayzinho, the ultimate freestyle and professional street fútbol player.

Follow Live: U.S. vs. Portugal

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.22.2014 | Sports

Follow live: U.S. vs. Portugal....

Follow Live: Belgium vs. Russia

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.22.2014 | Sports

Follow Live: Belgium vs. Russia....

Praia de Iracema Is The Place You Should Have Been This Week

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.22.2014 | Travel

FIFA World Cup Host Brazil is having a fabulous week. And Praia de Iracema is the spot that's truly living it up. Located in Fortaleza, Praia de Ir...

Targeting Fans: Jihadists Get World Cup Fever

James Dorsey | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
James Dorsey

It's not just soccer fans whose football fever soars during a World Cup. So does that of militant Islamists and jihadists with deadly consequences. Scores of fans have been killed since this month's kick-off of the Cup in attacks in Iraq, Kenya and Nigeria.

The Shocks Keep Reverberating This Glorious World Cup in Brazil

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.21.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

This great World Cup 2014 of shocks and beautiful, counterattacking football continued on, in its three Friday games, with even more treats being offered up this weekend -- Germany vs Ghana on June 21, Belgium vs Russia, and Dempsey's USA vs Ronaldo's Portugal on June 22.

LIVE: Argentina vs. Iran

data.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 06.21.2014 | Sports

Argentina vs. Iran...

World Cup 2014: How 'Team Melli' Helps Us Understand the Complexities of Modern Iran

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Negar Mojtahedi

As the game gets underway, the announcers comment on the sportsmanship demonstrated by the players, which is a far cry from the image most Westerns have of Iranians. The perception that was formed at the height of the hostage crisis in the late 1970s, is still present today.

PHOTOS: Raul de Molina & The Presleys

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Watched the Chile v. Spain game with the Elvis Presleys Wednesday! I first met this group of fútbol fans eight years ago at the World Cup in Munich and have been watching games with them at the World Cup ever since!

Follow Live: Italy vs. Costa Rica

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.20.2014 | Sports

Follow live: Italy vs. Costa Rica....

Brazil Coach Luiz Felipe "Big Phil" Scolari Has His Own World Cup Agenda

Bryan McCann | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Bryan McCann

Brazilian top brass are panicking: it is widely believed that only a sixth World Cup championship will persuade citizens that hosting the event was worth the trouble and expense, buttressing national pride and confirming Brazil as the country of futebol.

World Cup Heartbreak For England

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.20.2014 | Sports

The Three Lions may leave Brazil without doing much roaring. England is on the brink of elimination from the 2014 World Cup after losses in its fi...