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World Cup 2014

WATCH: Chilean Fans Break Into World Cup Stadium, Rampage

AP/Huffington Post | By ALAN CLENDENNING and STEPHEN WADE | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nearly 100 rampaging Chilean fans broke through a security checkpoint at the Maracana stadium on Wednesday, rushing through a ...

Durex Urges Soccer Players To Stop Faking It

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business

We've seen some pretty ridiculous flops during the first round of the World Cup. But a new Durex ad urges us to quit the fake performances in another ...

World Cup Player Brings Fan To Tears

Posted 06.18.2014 | Sports

Give it up for World Cup player David Luiz. During a recent training session, a young boy evaded security and ran onto the field toward the Brazili...

Internet Goes Crazy For Mexico Goalkeeper

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 06.18.2014 | Sports

Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa looked like an unbreakable wall in his team's World Cup game against Brazil on Tuesday. Then the Internet turned th...

Attention, Sports Fans! The Biggest World Cup Battle Is Facebook vs. Twitter

Jim Yu | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

For brands on Twitter this year, the World Cup is not only an exciting sporting event to watch, but also a chance to connect with fans and expand reach.

Lionel Messi Makes Up For Pre-Game Snub In Big Way

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Sports

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi had one crucial miss on Sunday, and it came before he even stepped on the field for his team's World Cup win over Bos...

The Catholic Cup: Brazil 2014

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

On one level the World Cup in Brazil resembles lived religion with fans as ecstatic worshipers at the cathedrals that are the massive soccer stadiums. But on another level, the current games to crown the quadrennial world champion couldn't be more Catholic.

It's Raining Goals

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.17.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

We can't help but feel we're watching the last vestiges of the two big European colonization waves from the early 15th to early 20th centuries.

Explosion Kills 13 At World Cup Viewing Center In Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

(Reuters) - At least 13 people including young children were killed when a bomb tore through a venue in northeast Nigeria where fans had gathered to w...

U.S. World Cup Win: A Civic Parable for Our Time

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

As a huge soccer fan, I was ecstatic about the U.S. national team's 2-1 victory over Ghana Monday. As an American, I was struck even more by the words...

This Mexico Fan's Facial Expression Says It All

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Sports

One Mexico fan's facial expression perfectly described the intensity of El Tri's World Cup match against host Brazil on Tuesday. Despite the 0-0 tie, ...

WATCH: World Cup Stadium's Stairs Wobble Under Weight

AP | By ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 08.17.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Video of a staircase most people use to get to and from Rio's famed Maracana stadium shows the structure built atop scaffoldin...

One Week in, Brazil's World Cup Is Making History

Natalia Viana | Posted 06.17.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

From any angle you look at it, there is no denial that the World Cup in Brazil is making history. As expected, Brazilians cannot talk about anything else -- they are either following the quite exciting games or the protests that are happening all over the country.

Let's Make a Future Where There Can Be an Openly Gay World Cup Player

Sally Shipard | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sally Shipard

To create that future -- a future in which there can be an openly gay player at the World Cup -- it is up to all of us to join and accelerate the movement. Both LGBT and straight athletes must engage and take action.

The Place of Afro-Brazilian Women in the World Cup

Melissa Creary | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Melissa Creary

While World Cup propaganda attempts to unify the Brazilian nation under the flag of the "national religion" of futebol, this reinforced national unity consists of the same forces of gendered racism and inequality that continue to separate Brazil.

This Is How The Fashion And Soccer Worlds Collide

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 06.17.2014 | Style

We don't consider ourselves among the most rabid soccer fans, but it's proven hard not to get excited about a worldwide event that involves so many co...

Here's The Heartwarming World Cup Photo Everyone Is Talking About

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.17.2014 | Good News

Even heroes have to tie their shoes every now and then. But the most heroic? Well, they tie shoes for other people. Australian soccer player Mark B...

Watch The USWNT Go On A Roller Coaster Of Emotions During The US-Ghana Game

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 06.17.2014 | Sports

The U.S. Women's national soccer team partied down like the rest of America during the the men's team's World Cup win over Ghana on Monday. Stationed ...

Here Are Team USA's Chances Of Advancing In The World Cup

FiveThirtyEight | Posted 06.17.2014 | Sports

The United States may or may not have played the better football in Monday’s match against Ghana. But it came away with three huge points....

LOOK: World Cup Players Seeking Divine Intervention?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

The 2014 World Cup has already been full of heartbreaks and victories. And per Pope Francis' example, we aren't taking any sides. Some athletes, ho...

The U.S. Literally Exploded (On Twitter) After Game-Winning Goal Against Ghana

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.17.2014 | Sports

There were 4.9 million tweets during Monday's World Cup thriller between the United States and Ghana. That's according to @TwitterData, who also put t...

John Brooks Beats Ghana And Proves Why World Cup Is Must-See TV

Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.17.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

When John Brooks etched his name into American sports history Monday night with a game-winning header to beat Ghana 2-1, it proved once again why the World Cup matters so much. Because what didn't matter was the fact that the 21-year-old had virtually no international experience or that his coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, was criticized for even including him on the 30-man roster. And what mattered even less was that when Brooks made the final 23-man roster, it meant that Landon Donovan, the most decorated U.S. player ever, would not be going to Brazil.

Wanted Mexican Drug Dealer Arrested En Route To World Cup

Reuters | Alonso Soto | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA, June 17 (Reuters) - A suspected Mexican drug trafficker was arrested in Rio de Janeiro on Monday night as he waited to board ...

The Best Fans From Every World Cup Nation

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

Competition is fierce at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and not only on the field. As fans from around the world cheer on their teams, each nation appears t...

New York Times Fixes Big World Cup Mistake

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.17.2014 | Media

The New York Times issued two corrections on a recent article about Germany's victory over Portugal in the World Cup on Monday. The first correctio...