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World Cup 2014

World Cup More Than a Game for Dilma Rousseff

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

For the sake of Dilma's political ambitions later this year, Brazil's luck had better continue. Voters will head to the polls on October 5 to decide whether she deserves another term in office, and a poor showing on the international stage could hurt her chances.

WATCH: Refs Rob Mexico Of Goals?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.13.2014 | Sports

Early on, the 2014 World Cup is being dominated by the officials. One day after a controversial penalty kick helped Brazil top Croatia in the open...

LIVE: Mexico Debuts At World Cup

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.13.2014 | Sports

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Here's What You Need To Know About Day 2 Of The World Cup (If You Don't Care About Soccer)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 06.13.2014 | Sports

Because you don't understand the beautiful game, but you do understand beautiful people and adult beverages.

This Is Where Real World Cup Fans Hang Out In Brazil

Brasil Post | Daniela Carasco | Posted 06.13.2014 | World

The ultimate bar guide to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

In Brazil, Soccer Isn't Just A Sport. It Changes Lives.

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact

All eyes are on Brazil. The largest country in South America is hosting the 2014 World Cup, where nations around the globe battle on the soccer fi...

Paraplegic Teen Ditched Wheelchair To Kick Off World Cup

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

The 2014 World Cup is sure to include drama and emotion but there won't likely be a moment as inspirational as one that took place just before the kic...

Here Is Your First World Cup Controversy

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

It wouldn't be the World Cup without some questionable officiating. With Brazil and Croatia tied, 1-1, deep into the second half of the opening ma...

Iran, Nigeria Ban Public Viewing Of World Cup

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

When Iran faces off against Nigeria for a June 16 match in the FIFA World Cup, fans in both teams’ home countries may be hard-pressed to find a publ...

How Many Men Does it Take to Win the World Cup?

Ken Carbone | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports
Ken Carbone

As we are glued to our widescreen HDTV's, watching every move by today's "fútbol" stars like Ronaldo and Messi, Pelé reminds us that they each have ten other players on "the pitch" and many more on the bench, sharing with our joy in each glorious goal.

Here's My 2014 World Cup Playlist -- Who Scores on Yours?

David Wild | Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports
David Wild

Truth be told, I prefer my football American, but like a few billion others around Planet Earth, I also enjoy a little World Cup action too now and then.

'It's Come Full Circle'

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — His shirt off post practice with multiple upper-body tattoos on display and dreadlocks as messy as ever, Kyle Beckerman signed auto...

PHOTOS: World Cup Kicks Off In Style

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Itaquerao Stadium shined under blue skies as Brazil kicked off its home World Cup with a football-style Carnival Thursday before th...

One Boy's Dream to be a Soccer Star

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

With the World Cup kicking off this month, I'm reminded of the powerful stories of children who have gained from playing sports. Children like Tiago.

WATCH: Playing Soccer In Space Looks Way Fun

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 06.12.2014 | Science

If you think soccer is a blast on grass, you should try it in space. To celebrate the start of the 2014 World Cup today, astronauts Reid Wiseman, S...

World Cup 2014: The Definitive Imbibers Guide To World Cup Sips

Imbibe | Posted 08.12.2014 | Taste
Imbibe

May the best team -- and drink -- win!

This World Cup Let's Work to End Child Labor

Gary Stahl | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Gary Stahl

The concern with protecting Brazilian children and adolescents from child labor during the World Cup is both legitimate and necessary.

Your Favorite Spanish Opera Star Is Set To Sing At The World Cup

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 06.12.2014 | Arts

SAO PAULO (AP) — Placido Domingo will sing before a World Cup final for the sixth time, announcing Wednesday he will perform at Rio de Janeiro's HSB...

Spike Lee Directed Kelly Rowland's World Cup Video

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.12.2014 | Entertainment

Kelly Rowland is in good company (Santigold, Janelle Monae, Timbaland) on "Beats of the Beautiful Game," the World Cup-themed album that Pepsi release...

Pope Francis Has A Message For The World Cup

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has a message for the World Cup: Let football be a showcase for teamwork and solidarity, not an exhibition of racism...

Jordan Schultz

Pelé: 'There Is Nobody Like Me Because My Mother And My Father Closed The Machine'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

Pelé is widely accepted as the greatest soccer player of all time. The, 5-foot-8, 73-year-old Brazilian star is the only player to have ever captured...

Here's How Not To Be An Annoying Tourist At The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 06.16.2014 | Latino Voices

You ready?

Wait, Jesus Supports Italy In The World Cup?

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion

Many consider football (soccer) to be a religion, and fans are becoming much more observant in the run up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. One new fan is r...

A 30 Second Guide to the World Cup for Parents

Grown And Flown | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Grown And Flown

This week in Brazil, the quadrennial global madness known as The World Cup, begins again. It is a sporting event so large that it is estimated that half the world's populations will watch it. Here is what you and your 21st century kid need to know about this truly worldwide event.

Can We Kick out Corruption From the World Cup and Beyond?

Blair Glencorse | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

Co-authored with Seren Fryatt, Executive Director of L.A.C.E.S Excitement for the Word Cup in Brazil is building, but the tournament has got off t...