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Ich Bin Ein Cavalier: What We Can Learn From LeBron, German Soccer and the Spurs

Dov Seidman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

I want to congratulate LeBron James, Germany and the San Antonio Spurs on their recent wins -- before they fade from our minds -- and for demonstrating to the world, and each other, how inspirational leadership works and what it takes to build a winning organization

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...

U.S. World Cup Stars Back In Action

Posted 08.15.2014 | Sports

By Ives Galarcep, Goal.com Tim Howard starred at the World Cup while Jozy Altidore missed most of it. Both will look to write new chapters to their...

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

Stephanie Be | Posted 08.14.2014 | 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.

Is Facebook an Important Source or a Sweet Distraction?

David Sable | Posted 08.11.2014 | Media
David Sable

Has the evolution of those boring slide shows that grandparents used to relish turned into something more -- more human, perhaps?

Slaves to Soccer: At World Cup, Workers Lose

Sam Maron | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Sam Maron

By glorifying the world's worst human rights offenders and endorsing them to host public displays for an international audience, we help countries like Qatar keep the profitable business of slave-keeping alive.

International Intrigue and the NBA

Terry Lyons | Posted 08.04.2014 | Sports
Terry Lyons

Indiana's Paul George had yet to be wheeled into the operating room, and the naysayers and sports pundits were speculating as to the response of the Pacers' Larry Bird and his fellow NBA front office cohorts.

Is the Road to Hell Paved with Qatar's Intentions?

Lilac Sigan | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

How similar is Qatar's real face to the image it's trying to portray? For one thing, Qatar has funded many extremist Islamic movements, such as ISIS, something it's probably regretted once ISIS got out of hand.

Maradona Rips Argentina's World Cup Performance

AP | Posted 07.26.2014 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona has criticized Argentina for its second-place finish in the World Cup, saying the team "did not play a...

CBF Appoints Carlos Dunga Coach Of Brazil National Team To Succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 07.23.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

The Confederation of Brazilian Football (CBF) today confirmed its selection of Carlos Dunga as coach of the Brazilian national team. Dunga succeeds Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil's disappointing performance at the World Cup.

10 Reasons I Love Fútbol (That's Soccer, for Ya'll Americans)

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.23.2014 | Sports
Maria Rodale

I'm not going to dwell on why I don't find the big four U.S. sports appealing (football: boring; baseball: even more boring; basketball: the shorts and bad gym smells; hockey: too cold). Instead, I'll focus on what I absolutely love about soccer.

Affordable Living in Great Amazon Rainforest Location

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

The property market in Brazil appears to be heating up and, mark my words, I plan to dive in with the zeal of seasoned real estate pros like Donald Trump or that Barbara woman from Shark Tank.

To Impulse and Invitation

Brian Benson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Brian Benson

I like to write in journals. A lot. And so in my daydreams about this tour, I'd envisioned myself journaling a bunch. But, well, for five days, I've written nothing.

Lebron James vs. the World

Susie Sampson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Lebron's return to Ohio was far more important then literally the one thing the REST OF THE WORLD cares most about: soccer (futbol). Gotta love 'murica;)

Uruguay President: World Cup Biter Needs A Psychiatrist

Goal.com | Posted 07.20.2014 | Sports

By Andrew Wychrij, Goal.com Uruguay president Jose Mujica has slammed FIFA for its treatment of Luis Suarez, claiming he needs help from a psychia...

Retiring Overseas And Enjoying 'Futbol' Instead Of 'Football'

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

A funny thing happened recently at one of the local watering holes in our little Ecuadorian town. A bunch of Yanks gathered around the television to watch something other than basketball, baseball, or American football.

Governance Matters: Civil Society Voice and Performance at the World Cup

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel_Kaufmann

These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia. Does this also mean that one can explain a nation's success at the cup largely by money?

Tim Howard Is Ready For His Most Difficult Save

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.18.2014 | Sports

Tim Howard showed during the World Cup that he can save just about anything. The goalkeeper for the U.S. men's national soccer team recorded a histori...

Soccer's Teamwork: Something That Works (When So Much Doesn't)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

So much in American life these days doesn't work. But soccer does work -- magnificently. I am not looking forward to returning to dysfunction and snafu.

Top World Cup Goals Seen In Flip Book Style

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 07.17.2014 | Sports

If you remember flip books as a child, you're going to love this. Artist Stabilo ranked the top three goals of the 2014 World Cup and transformed them...

Latam's Online Voice, Louder During 2014 World Cup

Blanca Treviño | Posted 07.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Blanca Treviño

The 2014 Brazil World Cup has just come to a close -- the very first world cup in history to be part of the real-time era. Football ("el fút") is of course huge in Latin America, and we're not surprised that it's especially big on social media.

Interfaith Soccer Match Brings Top Players Together For Peace

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion

As the world deals with World Cup withdrawal, we can look forward to some of the biggest names in soccer coming together to play a friendly match in t...

What the World Cup Can Teach Progressives About Corruption

Walden Bello | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
Walden Bello

Apart from passionate support for their national sports teams, hatred of government corruption and "crony capitalism" is one of the few issues that unite all social groups in developing countries.

World Cup Final Cake Is The Most Confusing Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports

Someone made a fantastic-looking cake with the outer dressed nicely in a Argentina flag. Whoever made it decided to fill the inside with the colors of...

(VIDEO) Comcast Serves up 13 Million Video Streams of World Cup: "TV Everywhere is Ready for its Close-up"

Andy Plesser | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media
Andy Plesser

Comcast has provided  13 million video streams of World Cup matches to subscribers watching via digital devices.   That's up  55% over the number o...