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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 07.17.2014 | 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...

From There to Here

Brian Benson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Books
Brian Benson

I see that 20 chairs have been set out. All but two are empty. I have ridden 80 miles, and climbed 700 feet, to read to two people. I inch closer, take a breath. I see that the people are a mother and daughter. They're sitting up front, holding my book. Something inside me cracks.

The World Cup and Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This is, of course, a false contrast as baseball is popular in much East Asia, the Caribbean and increasingly in a few other countries besides the US. Soccer, while the world's most popular sport has failed to catch on in many parts of South Asia and is one of several popular sports in Australia, parts of East Asia and North America.

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.

How Messi and Ronaldo Can Make You a Better Parent

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I am convinced that parents must and can do better at examining evidence about what leads to effective parenting -- if they would only make the effort.

5 Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn From German Soccer

Bill George | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Bill George

Germany's surge through the tournament -- undefeated in seven games with only a tie with Ghana marring its record -- wasn't a fluke, nor was it lucky. It was the result of 14-year rebuilding program that began in 2000 when soccer was at a low point in Germany's vaunted history.

What the US Men's Soccer Team Has Taught America

Kevin Siskar | Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports
Kevin Siskar

When Landon Donovan lead the American Outlaws on their 2010 run in the World Cup people were paying attention but it was mainly just soccer enthusiasts watching. It appears now though, that the excitement of the 2010 World Cup set the framework for soccer to grow over the last four years.

No More Football?

Jackie Townsend | Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports
Jackie Townsend

The Final is here. And you know what that means. It's almost over. Forget who wins or loses. Who has won or lost. On July 14, the football lover in your life will fall into a state of deep depression.

Cuba's Football Hangover

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Gone is the last game, the German goal, Götze's hands raising the 2014 Brazil World Cup. Some of the excitement remains, it's true, but the roar that ran through Havana when the ball entered the goal in Rio De Janeiro or Sal Paulo is now just a memory.

Mind Control Rays Are Switched Off -- Americans Can Return to Ignoring Soccer

Spencer Green | Posted 07.14.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Moments after Germany's 1-0 World Cup victory over Argentina, the international mind control rays aimed at the United States were officially turned off, allowing millions of Americans to once again ignore soccer as usual.