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World Cup 2014

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....

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 08.24.2014 | Gay 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.'

USA To Play Germany Without Star Forward

AP | Posted 08.24.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Jozy Altidore will miss the United States' World Cup game against Germany on Thursday because of his strained left hamstring. The ...

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.

Latin Americans Cheer For Each Other Now But That'll End Soon

AP | STEPHEN WADE | Posted 06.23.2014 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Latin Americans are cheering for each other at the World Cup. But that camaraderie will disappear in a few days when the knock...

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!