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Mourning the National Phallus: What Is Left of Brazilian Identity Without Soccer?

Diego Semerene | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Diego Semerene

The massacre by the Germans wasn't just a loss but the slow and painful withering of the national phallus right before our eyes. This defeat, which heralded the death of soccer as the go-to guarantor of the Brazilian heteromasculinity needed for the nation to make sense of itself, was particularly perverse.

The Top 7 Ways to Not Play Soccer in Brazil

Jessica Matthews | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Jessica Matthews

Fortunately, after spending the last four weeks in Brazil doing impact work in the local communities, I've learned one very important thing: Brazil is more than football.

Brazil Falls to Germany on the Global Stage

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports
Arthur Hoyle

Clearly, the weight of national expectation had been too great for Brazil's players to bear without the presence on the field of their two leaders to inspire them and hold them together.

Brazil Scores

Natalia Viana | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

You, reader, must be finding this title strange after the humiliating defeat of Brazil 7 to 1 to Germany in the World Cup semifinals. But that's not what I am talking about.

A Newbie's Guide on Who to Cheer for at the 2014 World Cup

Alf LaMont | Posted 06.19.2014 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

Hey, American person watching the world cup in a pub wearing Engalnd gear! How fun is this fancy thing called the World Cup? Pretty cool, huh? Yeah, I...

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, ...

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.

Mundial: It Means the World

Gabrielle Medecki | Posted 06.11.2014 | Sports
Gabrielle Medecki

Anyone with even a casual interest in soccer, or international culture and relations, or in following entertaining grudge match showdowns, is getting ready.

The Ultimate Guide To Throwing A Party For The Big Game (PLAYLIST)

Posted 06.11.2014 | Latino Voices

So you want to have a party for the big game in Brazil. Sure, you could make do with the barebones basics: a few bags of chips, some dip, a few friend...

World Cup Excitement Darkened By Public Anger

AP | By BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 06.10.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It's a tale of the two World Cups — one on a field and one playing out on this country's streets. As Brazilia...

Scientists: Some World Cup Cities Face Serious Health Threat

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports

LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) - The risk of an outbreak of dengue fever during the upcoming soccer World Cup in Brazil is serious enough to warrant a hig...

PHOTOS: This Die-Hard Flamengo Fan Has Become A Brazilian Soccer Icon

AP | LEO CORREA | Posted 05.09.2014 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Everything inside and outside Maria Boreth de Souza's small home in Rio de Janeiro's lower middle class neighborhood of Olaria...

Brazilian Footballers Ask For Common Sense

Natalia Viana | Posted 06.01.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

Foreigners often ask why Brazilians are so critical of the World Cup if they are so crazy about football. But that's exactly the reason. Every kid in Brazil plays football as soon as he or she is old enough to kick a ball, and Brazilians are much more into discussing football than politics. It's such a part of our culture that the World Cup is having a much more profound impact over us than any other society.

Brazilian Soccer Player Racially Abused By Fans After Victory

AP | TALES AZZONI | Posted 03.07.2014 | Latino Voices

SAO PAULO (AP) — Fans yelled racist insults at a Brazilian soccer player being interviewed by reporters after a match, the latest case of racism to ...

WATCH: Little Boy Pulls Off The Most Adorable And Successful Pitch Invasion Ever

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.07.2014 | Sports

All aspiring pitch invaders take note: You're likely too old and almost certainly not adorable enough to succeed in your chosen endeavor. In what ...

10 World Cup Predictions

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.22.2013 | Sports

Either they're geniuses ... or about to look foolish. For your delectation and debate, some of the sharpest soccer minds at The Associated Press — a...

Soccer Match Stopped Over Fan Violence

AP | TALES AZZONI | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports

SAO PAULO -- SAO PAULO (AP) — In the latest case of soccer violence in the host country of the 2014 World Cup, a second-division match in Brazil was...

LOOK: This Weeks Best Pics From Latin America

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.27.2013 | Latino Voices

-- This week, Mexico recovers following deadly twin storms Manuel and Ingrid, which left thousands homeless and more than 100 people dead. Brazilian ...

Brazilian Soccer Star Sparks Controversy With 'Gay' Kiss Photo

Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices

A Brazilian soccer star has sparked social media controversy after posting a photo of playfully himself kissing another man. As Yahoo! Sports repo...

Brazil Striker Vows To 'Kill A Lion Every Day'

Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports

By Rodrigo Calvoso & Rupert Fryer, Goal.com Confederations Cup hero Fred has used a choice Brazilian phrase to describe his burning desire to play ...

POLICE: Soccer Fans Killed And Quartered Ref Who Stabbed Player

AP | Posted 07.08.2013 | Sports

SAO PAULO -- Police say enraged spectators invaded a football field, stoned the referee to death and quartered his body after he stabbed a player to d...

Neymar Begins To Prove Critics Wrong

VOXXI | Jose Oliveros | Posted 07.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Neymar was awarded the Confederations Cup Golden Ball, –award for the top player of the tournament– after his masterful performance in the Brazil ...

WATCH: Spain Overrun By Brazil

Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports

By Keeghann Sinanan, Goal.com Brazil captured its third straight Confederations Cup title in emphatic fashion, brushing aside Spain 3-0 in the fina...

HIGHLIGHTS: Brazil Dominates Spain

AP | By TALES AZZONI | Posted 08.30.2013 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The crowd at Maracana Stadium was noisy, hoping for and maybe even anticipating a triumph by Brazil. The Seleca...

HIGHLIGHTS: Neymar, Fred Lift Brazil Over Italy

Posted 06.23.2013 | Sports

By Mark Doyle, Goal.com Brazil sealed top spot in Confederations Cup Group A with an action-packed 4-2 victory over old rival Italy in Salvador on ...