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World Cup 2014

With The World Watching, Titans Take To The Pitch

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2014 | Sports

* Germans seek first ever European win on Latin American soil * Lionel Messi hoping to emulate Diego Maradona's 1986 feat ...

Follow Live: Brazil Tries To Regain Some Dignity

HuffPost Data | Posted 07.12.2014 | Sports

Follow live: Brazil vs. Netherlands. ...

Fitness Levels of World Cup Soccer Players: Lessons for the Rest of Us

I-Min Lee | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
I-Min Lee

We all appreciate the athleticism demonstrated by the elite soccer players competing in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Their speed, endurance and skill are remarkable. How fit are these elite athletes? Is fitness something that the rest of us, woefully non-elite, should be concerned about?

Watch A Sneak Peek Of Shakira's World Cup Performance

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.11.2014 | Latino Voices

Shakira chegou a terra brasileira! Last week, FIFA announced that the Colombian superstar would be performing at the upcoming 2014 World Cup Closin...

China's Internet Giants' Lottery Apps Linked to Spate of World Cup Suicides

Ryan McMorrow | Posted 07.11.2014 | World
Ryan McMorrow

While online betting on World Cup matches has resulted in enormous profits for the gambling platforms, and a windfall for the provincial sports lotteries, it has taken a toll on Chinese society.

Love Bite: Why Uruguayans Revere Luis Suárez

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports
American Anthropological Association

People have expressed incredulity: how could Suárez do that, again (the third biting incident in his professional career)? Perhaps more shockingly, how could the Uruguayan national team and its coach, its fans, and even Uruguay's President defend his actions?

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

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.11.2014 | 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...

Argentine Player Tore His Anus Making This Block

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports

Think Neymar's fractured vertebra is the worst injury of the World Cup? Think again. His busted back has been overshadowed by a real a**hole. Liter...

WATCH: This Is The Only Time It's OK To Scream On A Plane

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.10.2014 | Sports

Rare is the moment when a plane full of screaming passengers can be taken as a sign of good things to come. In fact, this video of Argentina fans c...

World Cup Sentiment Offers Insight into the Global Consciousness

John Bates | Posted 07.10.2014 | 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.

Unique and Easy World Cup Themed Wedding Ideas

Carmen Feliciano | Posted 07.10.2014 | Weddings
Carmen Feliciano

Our wedding planning community came up with awesome World Cup inspired wedding ideas. Here are our favorites plus a few inspiration we picked up on our trip here to Brazil.

5 Things You Need To Know About The World Cup Final

Ryan Madden | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports
Ryan Madden

Under the brightest of lights imaginable and with the eyes of the world square upon them, perennial juggernauts Germany and Argentina are set to square off in a mouthwatering World Cup Final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

World Cup Photo Diary: My Final Days in Brazil

Raul de Molina | Posted 07.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

All was back to normal in Brazil and thousands of Argentinian fans left the game in Sao Paulo and arrived in Rio in the early hours of Thursday morning to prepare for the big game on Sunday.

'This Match Should Never Be Played'

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 07.10.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Another World Cup, another sad story for the Netherlands. A tournament that began so brightly for the men in the vibrant orange sh...

Vatican Quashes Collective Dream Of Seeing Popes Rooting Against Each Other In World Cup

AP | Posted 07.10.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says it is unlikely that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, would get together to watch t...

Suarez Appeal Rejected

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 07.10.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has rejected Luis Suarez's appeal against his lengthy ban for biting an opponent in a World Cup match. Football's intern...

FIFA 2014: Pope Francis vs. Pope Benedict XVI

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.11.2014 | Religion

The FIFA World Cup final between Argentina and Germany could herald a rift in the Catholic church, pitting Argentine-born Pope Francis against German ...

Here's What Every Brazilian Soccer Fan Was Thinking During That Epic Beatdown

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports

#NeverForget

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...

Follow Live: Netherlands vs. Argentina

HuffPost Data | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports

Follow live: Netherlands vs. Argentina. ...

Crying Brazilians After World Cup Semifinal Prove 'Everybody Hurts... Sometimes'

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports
Shira Lazar

The World Cup semifinal didn't go the way Brazil had hoped. The 7-1 loss to Germany is one of the worst in World Cup history, and Brazil fans couldn...

The Internet Went Wild Over The Germany-Brazil

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports

While the German team was busy setting on-field records during Tuesday's Brazilian blowout, the rest of the world was apparently on Twitter, setting d...

He Wept As His Team Was Crushed, But Then He Did Something AMAZING

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports

As Germany scored goal after goal (after goal after goal) against Brazil during the World Cup semi-finals Tuesday, a photo of a weeping Brazilian fan ...

Ending Soccer Games: A Modest Proposal

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports
Tom Ginsburg

What are the problems with the penalty shootout? To begin with, it bears little relation with the rest of the soccer game. Another problem is that, as players themselves acknowledge, there is a certain amount of luck in the penalty shootout.

How Much Do You REALLY Know About The World Cup? (QUIZ)

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 08.08.2014 | Sports

The World Cup has captivated the hearts of fans and patriots all around the world, whether or not they are truly devoted to soccer. But how knowledgea...