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Defiant FIFA Defending World Cup Votes

AP | JOHN LEICESTER | Posted 12.19.2014 | Sports

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cup...

FIFA: No Equal Pay For Women Any Time Soon

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2014 | Sports

By Steve Keating OTTAWA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Women should not expect to be paid the same as men for many World Cups to come, said FIFA se...

FIFA Refuses To Help World Cup Workers

AP | Posted 12.02.2014 | Sports

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the welfare of migrant workers involved in building facilities for the 2022 World Cup in ...

Brazil's Silva Sets His 'Ocean View' on North America

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Salvatore Bono

Inspired by the beaches that surround him and the life he lives with his feet in the sand, Silva has created the perfect summer time record that makes anxious to see the season go. I recently spoke to Silva about his new album, country, and influences.

Dave Jamieson

FIFA Is Keeping Its Corruption Report Secret

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joining a growing international chorus, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) on Thursday asked soccer's international governing body to release the fi...

Gulf Proxy War: UAE Seeks to Further Damage Qatar's Already Tarnished Image

James Dorsey | Posted 11.28.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar are locked into a propaganda war with public relations agencies and front organizations as proxies that is backfiring on both Gulf states.

The Artichoke and The Soccer Ball: Russia Gains Advantage

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

The sanctions on Russia aren't working, and can't work. The plight of French farmers shows how the sanctions can be self-destructive, and the news from UEFA are a signal that Russia is still a trusted partner and an ideological ally of the European Union.

FIFA Executive Says He Doesn't Think 2022 World Cup Will Be In Qatar

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2014 | Sports

* Zwanziger is member of FIFA Executive Committee * Plans under way to shift World Cup to European winter (Updates with FIFA reaction...

World Cup 'Hits The Poorest Hardest'

BBC | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices

The Swiss-based NGO, Terre des Hommes, which is dedicated to stopping child exploitation in developing countries, wants to see a number of financial a...

Tom Hanks Joins FIFA Turf War

AP | ANNE M. PETERSON | Posted 10.27.2014 | Sports

Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass. A...

Qatar's New World Cup City Is A Modern Marvel

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel

Qatar is going HUGE for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In preparation to host soccer's most major event, the Qatari government has shelled out an estimat...

No World Cup? Brazil Is Still a Must-See Destination (Photos)

Stephanie Be | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

No, FIFA and the Olympics aren't stimulating the economy. I'm not suggesting that you shouldn't enjoy the events because of the injustice. I'm advising you that the framing of the events as a stimulant for positive tourism is misleading.

Learning to Lose in Argentina

Pierpaolo Barbieri | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Pierpaolo Barbieri

From its security policy to suspicious, crony nationalizations, and down to its corrupt officials still in office, the Argentine president refuses to learn when she has lost. Without admitting defeat, ideology is left naked to face undeniable reality. Today this ideology is only useful to protect the corrupt and hide scandals. Power is never eternal, and for Kirchner it is finally running out.

FIFA Rejects Calls To Strip Russia Of World Cup

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 09.24.2014 | Sports

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." Some lawmakers in Ge...

Dear FIFA

Rodrigo Salazar | Posted 09.20.2014 | Sports
Rodrigo Salazar

My "love letter" to Sepp Blatter, to the tune of Jay Z's "Dear Summer".

The World Cup Final Was The Most Watched Soccer Game In U.S. History

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the Uni...

Qatari Labor Report Offers Solutions But Is Unlikely to Reduce Pressure on World Cup Host

James Dorsey | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
James Dorsey

A long-awaited Qatar Foundation report recommends a radical overhaul of the labor recruitment system in Asian labor exporting countries as well as the Gulf state that expects to host the 2022 World Cup. The report, however, stops short of calling for the abolition of Qatar's widely criticized kafala or sponsorship system.

Your Burning Questions About The World Cup Answered

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports

After weeks of wonder goals, GIF roundups and post-game selfies, the World Cup frenzy has drawn to a close. If you're new to the sport (or even if...

Kicking FIFA While It's Up

The B Team | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
The B Team

As the 2014 World Cup draws to a close, now is the time to enter an era of good governance of the world's most popular sport. That means FIFA, football's governing body, must change to ensure this beloved sport is a force for good in the world.

WATCH: This World Cup Sponsor Is Changing The Renewable Energy Game

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

If you're one of the over 3 billion viewers estimated to be watching the 2014 World Cup, you may have noticed Chinese characters on the boards surroun...

World Cup Sentiment Offers Insight into the Global Consciousness

John Bates | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
John Bates

Twitter mining is becoming the next big thing in algorithmic trading; with sentiment analysis being used to try to qualify and quantify the emotional chatter around a particular market.

Brazil Scores

Natalia Viana | Posted 09.08.2014 | 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.

Argentina Fans Call On Pope Francis

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion

As the World Cup gets more and more serious, Argentina fans are pulling out all the stops in the hopes of being named champions. Luckily, they've g...

Jesus Wept... For Brazil

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

All of Brazil wept as they watched Germany punch in a stunning seven goals, the most ever scored in any World Cup semi-final. Jesus wept, too. T...

Algeria: A Young Nation Reinventing Itself

Sasha Toperich | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Sasha Toperich

What we are hearing now on Algeria's political and economic front is about a young nation on the path to reinvent itself and, if successful, to become a great source of stability, prosperity and democracy in North Africa.